Wednesday

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 for information.

BASTIAT SOCIETY: The Bastiat Society meets. 6-7:30 p.m. College of Charleston’s Tate Center, Room 202, 5 Liberty St. Scheduled speaker is Robert Salvino, associate professor of economics and the research economist for Coastal Carolina University’s Center for Economic and Community Development in the Wall College of Business. Topic: “Economic Institutions and Local Government Jurisdictions: Competition vs. Control.” Free. Email charleston@bastiatsociety.com.

RECYCLING FORUM: The Sustainablity Institute holds an installment in its ReThink Series. 6-7:30 p.m. Fisher Recycling, 2750 Avenue B North, North Charleston. Free for members; $15 for others. Go to sustainabilityinstitutesc.org/ for more information.

Thursday

CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT: The S.C. Clean Energy Business Alliance holds its S.C. Clean Energy Summit. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia. Rates start at $100 for alliance members; $125 for others. Contact Andrew Epting at 803-673-7855 or andrew@scceba.biz for more information. Go to eventbrite.com/event/5934081999# to register.

Friday

STARTING, GROWING A BUSINESS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a free entrepreneur development seminar on starting or expanding a business. 9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Summerville Library, 76 Trolley Road. Topics include: legal requirements; developing a business plan, improving cash flow and accounting; successful loan applications, time management; marketing; and ethics. Seating is limited to 20. Go to SCORE285.org to register or call Jim Friar at 509-9035 for more information.

July 15

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS: The Charleston chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals meets. 6 p.m. Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston. $12. Scheduled speaker is Maj. John H. O’Brien, deputy commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Charleston District. RSVP by July 12 to 218-5151.

July 16

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Mount Pleasant Town Complex, 100 Ann Edwards Lane. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 for

July 16-17

BUSINESS BASICS: The coastal chapter of SCORE holds a two-night “Business Startup Basics Seminar” for entrepreneurs and new business owners. 6-9 p.m. Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $50. Topics include business plans, financial statements, legal structures, human resources and licensing. Register www.coastal.score.org or by calling 727-4778.

July 17 & 24

Computer Security: The S.C. Tech Academy of the Coastal Community Foundation holds a two-part class for nonprofit and small business staffers, board members and volunteers: “Computer Security 101.” 9–11 a.m. 635 Rutledge Ave., Suite 201, Charleston. $49. Registration required. Go to www.sctechacademy.org for more information and to register.

July 24

BUSINESS COUNSELING: The coastal chapter of SCORE offers free business counseling. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Charleston County Public Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston. No appointment necessary. Call 727-4778 for more information.

July 25

FILM INDUSTRY WORKSHOP: Lowcountry Local First and the S.C. Film Council holds a workshop on how to do business with the film industry. 3-6 p.m. Studio Charleston, 620 Dobbins Road, West Ashley. $30 for LLF members; $50 for others. Go to lowcountrylocalfirst.org/node/344 to register.