We invite you to get involved in this work to transform lives and communities through entrepreneurship. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur, an experienced business owner and mentor or an interested supporter – we welcome you into the Good Enterprises “village.”

Good Enterprises offers three program areas to help aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses:

Community Business Academy
Business Acceleration Services (Available to CBA graduates)
Credit to Capital (Available to CBA graduates)

Learn how to start or grow a successful business

For those interested in attending a Community Business Academy, there are three easy steps to get started:

1) Fill out the inquiry form
2) Attend a free information session (select your date after completing the inquiry form)
3) Complete the application that is shared after attending an information session

Upcoming Free Information Session Dates:

The Spring 2020 CBA will run from February 18th – May 5th with classes held on Tuesday evenings, 6 – 9 p.m. on Reynolds Ave in North Charleston.

The Fall 2020 CBA will have both a morning and an evening class. The evening CBA classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6 – 9 p.m. and the morning CBA classes will be held on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Classes will begin in August and run through November. In order to apply for the 2020 Community Business Academy classes, entrepreneurs must first complete the interest form. Upon completion, you will be invited to select one of the following information sessions to attend:

– March 12th, 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Local Works, 1630 Meeting Street Rd., 2nd Building, Charleston, SC 29405
– April 9th, 6 – 7:30 p.m. – Local Works, 1630 Meeting Street Rd., 2nd Building, Charleston, SC 29405
– More info sessions to be announced in late February

Questions? Want to get involved? Contact Good Enterprises Program Director, Raquel Padgett: raquel@lowcountrylocalfirst.org / 843-212-6298