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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