Podcast Episode 2: Rachel Hutchisson (Blackbaud)

Jun 24, 2021

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. For our second episode, Steve chats with Rachel Hutchisson, Vice President of… Read More

Yes, we have a podcast!

May 28, 2021

Get to know the Lowcountry’s local-independent business community, one changemaker at a time. “Small Talks, Big Ideas with Steve” is a podcast that features local business insights and updates, alongside interviews with members, sponsors, and supporters. For our very first episode, Steve sits down with Zach Giglio (virtually)… Read More

WSJ: "PPP is reopening. What's different this time?"

Dec 22, 2020

The below was posted on WSJ.com, Dec 22, 2020: The Paycheck Protection Program is getting a reboot as part of Congress’s latest coronavirus stimulus package. The $900 billion deal includes $284 billion for PPP, which will reopen after closing in August. Much like the program’s first iteration, the… Read More

Tips & Tricks for 2021 Business Planning

Dec 15, 2020

Tips & Tricks for 2021 Business Planning:   1. Look Back to Look Forward – Close out the year financially, review 2020 goals, accomplishments & shortcomings.  Do you know what you should be looking for? 2. Manifest the results you want: Financial Plan, Strategic Plan, SMART Goals, forecasting & budgeting… Read More

Shift Your Dollars & Your Mindset

Dec 9, 2020

The holiday season tends to bring with it a renewed sense of optimism and hope for the year ahead. This year, despite it being a seemingly endless uphill battle, is no different. Lowcountry Local First has – for more than a decade now – ended its year with… Read More

Essentially Charleston launches local shopping platform

Nov 9, 2020

NEWS – Essentially Charleston, an online shop dedicated to sharing the essence of the city via its makers, artisans, and designers, announced its grand opening today. Filled with beautiful, carefully curated handcrafted items and products made, built or designed in the Charleston region, EssentiallyCharleston.com offers buyers an opportunity… Read More

NOW AVAILABLE: Small Business Relief Grants Program

Sep 16, 2020

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has partnered with local-independent telecom company, Home Telecom, to launch a Small Business Relief Grants program to aid business owners who’ve faced adverse impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiated by the generosity of Home Telecom through a gift of $50,000, the two entities implore for additional corporations… Read More

2020 Buy Local Holiday Markets

Sep 2, 2020

(Do you know of a market not listed below? Let us know!) — UPCOMING MARKETS — Holiday Shop at Soirée Now thru Christmas | Wednesday-Sundays | 11am-5pm Soirée 70 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29403   — PAST MARKETS — Charleston Holiday Markets in Marion Square Sats and Suns,… Read More