August 2018 Newsletter
LDC Borrower Spotlight
Mark your calendars for
Saturday, September 8th!!
Click HERE for a list of this year's
restaurants in the challenge!
is now open at 218 President Street
Semilla serves authentic Mexican food from its newly opened cantina. It also offers catering and you can still catch the food truck at local events!

Check out Semilla's Facebook Page or click the logo for its Website. The business was recently featured in The Post and Courier .
Holy Smoke crafts cold-pressed, smoke-infused olive oil in Charleston, South Carolina.

"It's like liquid bacon that's good for you!"
100% natural, raw & vegan.

Smoked Wildflower Honey and Smoked Bloody Mary Mix are also specialties from Holy Smoke!

Owner, Max Blackman, was recently featured in an article for lowcountrybizSC and discusses how he and co-owner, Kyle Payne, met and launched their business.


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

Upcoming workshops:

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

You can RSVP via E-mail to or by calling (843) 973-7298.
As we head into the peak period of the Atlantic hurricane season, the SBA is again ready to provide assistance to any homeowner, renter or business if another major storm should hit. Meanwhile, we’re urging everyone to put a disaster preparedness plan in place. Being prepared for any kind of emergency means you’ll rebound sooner with less impact to your financial reserves.

While we hope this year’s hurricane season is less eventful, the lessons from 2017 are an incentive to make a plan to protect your families, your businesses and your communities.

Disaster preparedness resources:
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (link is external) —Tips on how to create your own business continuity plan, how to rebuild stronger, and an interactive disaster hazard map
Ready.Gov —Preparedness tips for risks including floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes cyber-attacks and active shooters
To get more information on these or other SBA programs, call 843-740-6160
SCORE has information, Webinars, in-person seminars and course offerings for your business needs. Check out the Website for opportunities to fit your schedule!

Infographic: How Customers Want to Pay - Is Your Small Business Keeping Up?

Today’s customers have more payment options than ever. SCORE’s latest infographic examines popular payment types to help you decide whether your small business needs to update.
Connect With Your Very Own Expert

SCORE is a nonprofit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Because of this, our mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.