Hundreds of women-owned businesses in the Upstate 💪
South Carolina ranked #4 in the U.S. for women-owned businesses last year; with ~11.6 million women-owned businesses in the country, and 164,000 of those here in S.C. (generating ~$15.7 billion in sales).

CommunityWorks  a GVL-based nonprofit offering financial services to underserved populations – prides itself on supporting underrepresented (i.e. women + minority) entrepreneurs in the Upstate + across S.C. They’ve given $3,973,995 in loans to small business owners in less than 10 years, meaning they know a thing or two about small businesses.
Fresh Vibes juice bar, a woman-owned business in Rock Hill | photo provided by CommunityWorks
Here are 8 small, women-owned businesses they’ve supported or watched grow in the Upstate + across S.C.:
 Noteability (music school) 
 The Vintage Barber (barbershop) 
 Once Upon a Dream (princess parties) 
 Bohicket Road (beach life in a bag) 
 Au Courant Interiors (home decorating whiz) 
 Fresh Vibes (juice bar and coffee shop) 
 Facez by Cynthia (specializing in threading and lash extensions) 
 XF Studio Salon (hair salon) 

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August 14, 2019 — Empyre Support