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Business Consultation with LLF's Commercial Space Advisory Team
Information submitted here is confidential. Completing the questionnaire below helps Lowcountry Local First staff better understand your issue and connect you to the right experts.

Finding, securing and keeping an appropriate space to operate is one of the most important and daunting tasks for a small, local business. Unlike national chain stores who have a team of consultants to handle this aspect of their business, local businesses often have to learn or guess what to do on the fly, while trying to accomplish other critical tasks necessary to start—or continue—operating a business.

Lowcountry Local First's Commercial Space Advisory Team was launched in 2016 to assist local businesses with the task of answering these questions in a professional, but limited format based on our knowledge of market conditions, including local businesses being priced out of new leases and lease renewals, a 26% increase in the cost of commercial space, and an often cumbersome permitting process.

The team consists of experienced professionals in multiple fields related to commercial space and real estate who volunteer their time. These services are available to LLF members at a highly-subsidized rate. LLF charges a small fee for the consultation to administer the program and ensure our team's time is well spent.

$45 for Lowcountry Local First Members
$195 for non-members ($45 fee + a 1-Year LLF Membership)

MORE INFO on the types of issues this team can address:

This is a program of Lowcountry Local First (LLF) and available for LLF members. For more info on LLF, visit: To contact a staff person, please email Lauren Gellatly, Community Development Director, at

First Name *
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Last Name *
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Company *
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Email *
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Cell phone or best number to reach you directly *
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Company website *
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Business Description *
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Year Established *
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Briefly describe your commercial space issue(s). *
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If your issue involves a specific location, please list the address, so we can determine which municipality is involved: *
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Please list your questions for the expert panelists *
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Please check ALL expert areas that would be helpful for your consultation *
Is your issue time-sensitive? If yes, please detail here
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All consultations are confidential, but it's often helpful to hear the issues that other businesses are experiencing. Are you willing to participate in co-learning session with several businesses? *
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