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Success Story Archive

Hassle-Free Auto Repairs…Really!

“Why take your car to the shop when the shop can come to you?” Thanks to Pete’s Mobile Auto & Truck Repairs, car owners in the Midlands now have one less hassle to contend with when repairing or servicing their automobiles. In fact, thanks to the efforts of the SC Small Business Development Centers consultant Cheryl Salley, Pete’s obtained the infusion of capital it needed to expand its core business.

“When we visited our first bank we were fortunate to have met with James Chatfield. He recognized that we were anxious and that our loan application was a total wreck,” said Sandra Wells, Co-Owner of Pete’s Mobile Auto & Truck Repairs. “Instead of rushing us out the door, however, James recommended we contact Cheryl to receive the guidance we needed to prepare a comprehensive loan application. Even better, we didn’t have to pay for the expert advice we received. It was a free ride.”

Salley said she’s had the good fortune of working frequently with James. “I’m grateful for his referrals because it not only reflects his confidence in my abilities; but it also grants me the opportunity to provide small business owners the clarity they need to achieve their vision.”

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Darrell Jones named SC SBDC State Star for his contributions to the economic development of South Carolina

Darrell Jones, manager of the North Charleston Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was recently selected as the 2017 South Carolina State Star. This noteworthy achievement is based on his exemplary performance, enthusiasm for representing the network in the business community, contributions to local economic development and outstanding service to the SC SBDC.

Every year, each of the 63 SBDCs across the U.S. and its territories selects a state star who is honored at a special reception by the national association of Small Business Development Centers, America’s SBDC.

Jones has been with the Charleston Area SBDC since 2014 and has been managing the center since 2016. Among his many accomplishments, he has developed a robust series of partnerships with key organizations such as the Small Business Administration, the College of Charleston, area lenders and other partners that have led to innovative programs and joint activities that are attracting many high-potential clients to the SC SBDC.

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