LDC November Newsletter
In This Issue:  
Borrower News, Quick Reminders, 5 Tips for Small-Business Success, C4W Introduces Tanya White, Upcoming Events, and more!
Borrower News

On November 5th and 6th, Cutterman Cigar Company will be celebrating their 1st anniversary with an event that will feature the owners of FQ Cigars and Kafie 1901 Cigars and an ambassador from Cigar Rights of America, and they will be serving BBQ from Universal Grills. It promises to be a great time with great cigars, great people, food, drinks, football, and some SWAG.  Happy 1st, Cutterman!

T he Ravenel Bridge is the 2nd longest suspension bridge in the country and the 53rd longest in the world.  Why not take a safe, guided ride with the guys at Affordabike to the top of it?  Tickets are only $15.00 and include a $10% coupon to their retail store.  For more information or to sign up, click here.  

Quick Reminders:

  • When a natural disaster strikes, our Small Business Natural Disaster Relief Loan Program can provide short-term financing of up to $10,000 for small businesses.  It's designed to provide swift relief to businesses in our four-county area that need to replace inventory, secure buildings, purchase equipment, or general cash flow needs.  Click here for more details.
  • No disaster damage but still need a loan?  New applications are accepted through the first business day of each month (except December) in order to be considered by our Board of Directors the first week of the following month.  However, if your business needs are under $25,000, you can submit an application at any time.  The LDC staff can review and approve loan requests of $25,000 and under.  

by G.M. Filisko,

In every economic downturn, corporations shed employees to shave costs.  And in every economic downturn, many of those let-go employees make lemons out of lemonade by starting that small business they've always dreamed of operating, whether it involves doing what they were doing as an employee or trying something entirely different.
Tanya joins the Women's Business Center with a BS in Marketing from Hampton University and a MA in Human Resource Management from Strayer.  Her experience includes serving Richmond and the surrounding areas as a General Business Consultant for Greater Richmond GATE.  For more info about the WBC, visit their website.
Upcoming Events
SC Community Capital Conference ,   South Carolina Community Capital Alliance - Rescheduled to November 14th - 15th, The Gaillard Center -  More Info