Small Business Advocacy Blog

Offshore oils’ deadly secret exposed! Special Event –  October 25th at 8 pm Easter.

THE COST OF  SILENCE The Cost of Silence – Nominated Best Documentary Film – Sundance 2020. Secretly filmed over nine years, an oil industry insider exposes the devastating consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill and uncovers a growing public health disaster and the coordination between government and industry to silence…

State’s $40 million Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program is accepting applications

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020 Application: Click here for the application. Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $25,000 Eligibility Criteria: Employ 25 or fewer employees Physically located in South Carolina In operation from September 13, 2019, to present Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19 Priority…

New Grant Program for SC Small Businesses. Applications must be in by November 1, 2020

Columbia, SC, October 12, 2020—The SC Department of Administration today announced a $40 million grant program for small businesses “to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or for revenue loss due to COVID-19.” To be eligible for the Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program the business must have 25…

Republican senator says ‘democracy isn’t the objective’ of US system

Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee tweeted on October 8th as reported by The Guardian: “Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prosperity are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that.” Senator Lee, you can have “liberty, peace, and prosperity” under communism or a dictatorship. What…

SC coastal towns celebrate after judge dismisses lawsuit on seismic testing permits

ABC News 4 (Charleston) October 6, 2020 By Tony Fortier-Bensen South Carolina coastal towns and conservation groups are celebrating after a judge dropped a lawsuit on seismic testing permits in the Atlantic. On Tuesday, SC Attorney General Alan Wilson and the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce held a press…