Supporting the Local Economy in our Own Back Yard

July 1, 2019, 5:02 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX24 NEWS NOW) – Lowcountry Local First’s very first Community Business Academy is starting in September and here to tell us all about it is Jordan Amaker, Director of Marketing & Communications, Lowcountry Local First and Raquel Padget, Good Enterprises Program Director, Lowcountry Local First. According to their website, “Through the adoption of a nationally recognized and proven curriculum, one-on-one coaching, and an access to capital model, Good Enterprises will have the tools to support economic development opportunities directly in the communities that are in most need. Good Enterprises will be a catalyst for reshaping the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to one that provides equitable opportunity for business ownership, in order to transform lives and communities.Lowcountry Local First’s new Good Enterprises program”

The Community Business Academy (CBA):

• The 12-week course will cover business fundamentals like budgeting, marketing, bookkeeping, and financing.
• Taught by instructors with first-hand experience as small business owners.
• Classes will be offered Tuesday evenings on Reynolds Avenue in North Charleston.
• Tuition for the Community Business Academy is valued at $3,000 per student. Thanks to our generous supporters and donors, tuition is waived for every student accepted into the program. All participants, however, must pay a small materials and registration fee towards the course. Based on your household income, your fees are calculated on a sliding scale up to $375. Additional financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Good Enterprises

To learn more, please contact Good Enterprises Program Director, Raquel Padgett, at

July 10 is the first information session for LCLF’s Good Enterprise program.

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