BUSINESS ADVICE: Charleston County Public Library and the Charleston chapter of SCORE offer free, confidential counseling for small business owners. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 68 Calhoun St.

Grant Professionals: The Charleston Association of Grant Professionals meets. 5:45-7:30 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St. Topic: “Components of a Grant Proposal.” Free and open to anyone interested in grants process. Email or call 452-4492.

ADVANCED QUICKBOOKS: The S.C. Business Development Center and The Citadel’s School of Business hold a daylong advanced workshop on QuickBooks. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bastin Lab in Bond Hall, 171 Moultrie St. Charleston. $125. Go to to register.

Estate Planning: Charleston County Public Library holds a workshop on the financial aspects of estate planning. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. Scheduled speakers are financial planner Martha Boren and estate planning attorney Dana Wine. Free.

Financial Clinic: Charleston County Public Library free legal and financial clinic: “Securing Your Future.” 6:30 p.m. 68 Calhoun St.

BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service, S.C. Department of Revenue, S.C. Society of Enrolled Agents, S.C. Employment Security Commission and Small Business Development Center co-sponsor a free tax workshop for business owners. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2340 Mall Drive, Suite 185, North Charleston. Call 740-6160 to register.

Inventors Forum: The Charleston chapter of SCORE holds a roundtable for entrepreneurs who need advice to protect or commercialize unique ideas and inventions, 9-10:30 a.m. 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. Free. Go to to register.

Time Management: Charleston chapter of SCORE workshop on how to better use time to minimize stress. 6-8 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Go to to register.

HURRICANE PREP: Dorchester County Emergency Management Department holds hurricane preparedness expo. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Front parking lot at Lowe’s, 9600 Dorchester Road, Summerville.

ExportING SEMINAR: The S.C. International Trade Coalition holds a seminar on exporting to India and Australia. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. World Trade Center Charleston. 4500 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston. Scheduled speakers include Joe Kaesshaefer, senior commercial officer of the U.S. Consulate in Sydney, and via Skype, John McCaslin, senior commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. $45. To register, email, go to or call 746-3404.

BUSINESS Financing: Charleston chapter of SCORE workshop on how to obtain financing for a business. 6-8 p.m. 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $20. Register at