Today

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 to 218-5151.

Tuesday

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 more information.

Tuesday-Wednesday

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.

Wednesday & July 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.

Thursday

Home Energy Workshop: Charleston County Parks holds an installment in its Summer Stewardship Series in cooperation with the Sustainability Institute on low- and no-cost ways to make homes more energy efficient, as well as rebates, incentives and financing options. 6-7:30 p.m. James Island County Park boardroom. $5 for county residents; $7 for others. Registration required. Email customerservice@ccprc.com for registration information.

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.

Entrepreneurial Readiness: The South Carolina Women’s Business Center holds a workshop on creating, updating and utilizing a business plan. 3-5:30 p.m. 129 Cannon St, Charleston. $20. Go to scwbc.net/events/charleston to register.

July 25

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

July 26

BUSINESS TAX WORKSHOP: The Internal Revenue Service and other sponsors hold a tax workshop for small business owners covering federal and state tax requirements and employment security obligations. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Small Business Development Center, 2430 Mall Dr., Suite 155, North Charleston. Free. Call 740-6160 to register.

July 27

HURRICANE EXPO: Dorchester County Emergency Management Department will hold a 2013 Hurricane Expo with a focus on safety and preparedness. 9 a.m.-noon. Lowe’s, 9600 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Free. For more information, call Matt McNamara at 412-7176.

Aug. 6

LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its second annual legislative appreciation reception. 6-8 p.m. Founders Hall, 1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston. $50 for members. Contact Jeremy Cauthen at 805-3075 or jcauthen@charlestonchamber.org for more information.

Aug. 22

PORT TOUR: The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce holds its annual port tour and briefing. 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Starts and ends at the chamber’s offices, 4500 Leeds Ave., North Charleston. $75 for members; $150 for others. Contact Jeremy Cauthen at 805-3075 or jcauthen@charlestonchamber.org for more information.