SC Telco Credit Union

#LiftUpLocal Initiative

As we all navigate the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, small and medium-sized businesses in our community are facing unprecedented challenges. To help these businesses overcome their challenges, we’re doing what we do best — bringing people together.

Business Spotlights COVID-19 Updates


Small Business Resources

Are you a small business owner who could use a little help during these unpredictable times? We’re doing our best to keep up with the best advice and top resources available. As we find helpful information, we’ll list it here. Check back each day to stay up to date!


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Paycheck Protection Program Loan

What is the Paycheck Protection Program?
On April 3, the Small Business Administration announced the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan, approving a second round of funding on April 23. This loan is designed to help small businesses retain employees throughout and after the COVID-19 crisis. The SBA will forgive the loan for eligible borrowers if employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks and the loan funds are used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Because of the streamlined requirements, more small businesses will qualify for the loan than previous SBA loan options.

Things to know:

  • Your business (or nonprofit) had to be in operation as of February 15, 2020; AND
  • You’re an independent contractor or sole proprietor; OR
  • Your business has either employees or independent contractors for who are on payroll.

How to Apply?
To make the process as simple as possible for our members and local businesses, SC Telco has joined forces with Lendio. Lendio is a reputable-lending platform that specializes in small business loans and provides a streamlined online application to assist in processing the loan.

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Support My Community

We’re all in this together. Every time you make a purchase, you have an opportunity to support local business owners in our community. So, before you shop, review this list of shops and merchants and look for ways to #LiftUpLocal.

The material presented in the forum section of this page is for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. SC Telco Federal Credit Union does not endorse or have any affiliation with the businesses listed above.