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Program’s second session helps 19 Charleston-area entrepreneurs launch businesses

The Post and Courier
Emily Williams
July 14, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic forced Lowcountry Local First to move its Community Business Academy course from weekly in-person sessions to a virtual format, instructor Raquel Padgett thought she was going to lose most of the class.

Knowing what the group of entrepreneurs was up against — operating or trying to launch a new business in the midst of perhaps the most difficult economic period small business owners have faced, all while many juggled full-time jobs, homeschooling kids and other stressors — finishing the demanding course seemed like a big ask.

But her prediction was wrong. Of the 22 people enrolled in the class, 19 of them completed it.

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