GET CONNECTED. GET HONORED.

The South Carolina Salute to Small Business

The Mission: CONNECT the state’s small businesses to new opportunities and resources, and HONOR South Carolina’s top small businesses and small business advocates.

The South Carolina Salute to Small Business is the Palmetto State’s annual National Small Business Week event. Now in its thirteenth year, the 2017 Salute will be held Wednesday, May 3, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia.  > Click here for a full list of events

GET CONNECTED | New Opportunities

[8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$50]

  • Procurement Opportunity Matchmaker | Connect one-on-one with major corporations and government agencies to sell your products and services. Or, find an expert to help you prepare for procurement.         > Check out the Matchmaker…
  • Exhibitor Showcase | Connect in a big way with a variety of businesses and resources. Find your next client or your next big deal. (Interested in being an exhibitor? Call Sunny Philips @ 803-255-2543.)             > Check out some of this year’s exhibitors…
  • Networking Space | Connect with other small businesses, schemers and dreamers. Find potential customers, suppliers, partners and joint ventures… and, just maybe, your next big idea. > Check out all 2015 sponsors…

GET HONORED | Top Entrepreneurs & Advocates

[12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $60]

Small Business Awards Luncheon | Rub elbows with South Carolina’s top entrepreneurs and small business advocates, including the Small Business Person of the Year and the winners of the South Carolina Small Business & Advocacy Awards.    > Check out the Awardees…

WHO WE ARE | Organizers and Sponsors

The 2017 Salute to Small Business is a collaboration between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Department of Commerce, South Carolina Small Business Development Center, and SCMEP  > Meet the organizers…    

Each year, the Salute event depends upon the generous support of private-sector sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Boeing  > Meet the sponsors…