LDC May Newsletter
In This Issue:  
Borrower News, 4 Things Successful Brands Do to Build Exceptional Websites, and more!
Borrower News
Granite Guys a Solid Success
Since starting their business in 2015, Dustin Carter and Tommy Marques's Granite Guys has gone from being a home-based business to brick and mortar.  Now, with a little help from the LDC, the business will be able to streamline its processes through opening their own on-site fabrication shop.  To see a little of their winning "experience, integrity, and craftsmanship," check them out on  Facebook.

Memorial Day Opening for Royalty Bins, LLC
This summer, have your trash and recycle bins cleaned by Royalty!  They offer "an exclusive power washing cleaning experience for your bins," and they will be open for business May 29th.  For more information, visit their website or Facebook page, and you can also find them on Nextdoor.com.
Coming Soon:  The Oaks Children's Academy - North Charleston
In an expansion of the popular Oaks Children's Academy West Ashley, soon, children will be able to learn. share. laugh. grow at The Oaks North Charleston.  For more information on the new locale, visit their Facebook page, or visit their website to learn more about their school and programs.
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 five-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 Megan Totka
Small Business Trends

Many businesses wonder why their website isn't performing as well as they hoped.  Even the most successful brands ask that question every day.  

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