November 2017 Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE .. .Giving thanks, giving back and giving yourself a boost!
GIVING THANKS
November 11th was Veterans Day and we wish to thank all our Veterans who have made and continue to keep us "The land of the free and the home of the brave."
The staff & Board of Directors at Charleston LDC wish you and yours a safe &
 Happy Thanksgiving!
GIVING BACK
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 25, 2017
Started in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday has become a tradition of supporting communities and local entrepreneurs all over the country, simply by shopping at places you love. Spending locally helps support vibrant, diverse products and makes an impact, so local businesses THRIVE!
Buy Local month is November 15 - December 15 and is an annual grassroots movement of education and relationship-building that promotes the many economic and societal benefits of supporting local businesses. We will showcase the many ways shopping local is easy, fun, and convenient — and the impact you have on this place when you choose LOCAL FIRST.
Click HERE for resources, blogs, events and to subscribe to the Newsletter.
LDC 2017 Lending Leader

2017 was a great year for small businesses in South Carolina! The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) and lending partners increased capital to small businesses in fiscal year 2017. The SBA guaranteed almost 550 loans, an increase of 41% from last fiscal year. Over $380 million dollars was distributed in the Palmetto State. Charleston LDC funded $1,307,200 in loans, with $741,606 funding 22 Microloans.
GIVING YOURSELF A BOOST
NEWS TO USE:
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
The SBA always has informative and FREE Webinars and in-person seminars that will help you start your business or help develop your ideas.

CLICK HERE for the November offerings online and in the area and to subscribe to the newsletter.

Charleston LDC offers workshops on how to package a loan request and answer some FAQ's for starting a business.

Workshops are held the 1st and last Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM and the 1st and last Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM.

You can RSVP via E-mail to Info@charlestonldc.org or by calling (843) 973-7298.
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