SCORE CharlestonSC Chapter Chairman Arnie Frelich is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018 local Veterans Small Business Grant Program and a call for applications. In announcing the availability of these grants, Freilich noted, “There was an increase in the number of applicants last year and we awarded grants to five Veterans. For 2018, we have increased our funding to this program to help more deserving veterans.”
This year, SCORE will be distributing a total of $10,000 in grant funds to eligible veterans to help them either launch or continue their small business operations. The amount of each grant will be determined by a SCORE grant committee. Each award includes an unrestricted cash grant. In addition, each recipient will receive free QuickBooks training valued at $800 from Pathways Consulting LLC, a small business accounting and consulting firm serving the tri-county area. Much of the funding for the Veterans Program comes from our annual golf tournament. Our 2018 golf tournament will be held on October 15, 2018 at the Charleston National Golf Course in Mount Pleasant. Contact our office to be a Sponsor of the event!
SCORE Charleston, SC is the local chapter of a national non-profit organization of volunteer business mentors who provide free and confidential business mentoring and low cost workshops to aspiring and established small business entrepreneurs. The organization has served the Charleston area for almost 50 years, and in 2017, we helped over 1,000 local entrepreneurs.