Located in Upstate, South Carolina, Package Concepts has manufactured innovative boxes and other packaging solutions since 1989. Their approach is simple: listen to the customer, understand their needs and goals, and offer a tailored solution to achieve their goals and objectives. While being grounded in the customer’s reality, the sky is truly the limit on what they can accomplish. Their expert staff, facility, and equipment ensure a timely, efficient, and cost-effective product run that is customizable to the customer’s specifications. Doing what others can't or won't, Package Concepts is uniquely configured to accommodate oversized stock, high volume jobs, high-speed rotary die cutting from a wide range of materials, and highly customized short runs.

Sharon Gordon, the author of Female Entrepreneurship is Not a Myth - Women Building Business for Greater Wealth, brings almost two decades of manufacturing and distribution experience to Package Concepts. She is also the Founder and CEO of SLG Investment Holdings, LLC and its affiliates in manufacturing, staffing, and real estate. A serial entrepreneur, she recognizes the tremendous opportunity for economic growth and expansion of a diverse portfolio of companies and properties. With her background in manufacturing and distribution, Package Concepts was a natural fit for her talents and portfolio of companies to operate and grow.

Sharon Gordon and her team found Package Concepts in late 2021 and were instantly interested in the industry. After significant due diligence, they decided to move forward with purchasing the business. Their Chief Investment Officer started research on various financing options and determined that an SBA loan would be a great fit. At that point Sharon’s team worked from a list of approved SBA lenders in South Carolina, looking for specific criteria like Preferred Lender Status and a lender that had in-house underwriting capabilities. After scheduling a discovery call with Michael Byers, our SBA Business Development Officer, they decided that he would be a great partner in this deal.

Sharon had this to say about their experience partnering with Michael Byers and the team at FNB Small Business Finance:

Of the many prospective lending partners we identified, Michael was the professional who most exemplified a passion for business, service, and an intellectual understanding of complex business matters. He was one of the only lenders who refused to lead with ‘No,’ but instead lead with ‘How?’ How do we get it approved, how do we get it closed, and how do we support your business into the future, so we can create a lifetime relationship with FNB? Between my CIO and myself, we have done hundreds of millions in deals over the years and can say unequivocally that Michael Byers represented the absolute best lending partner we have ever worked with and look forward to working with him again in the future. We would recommend Michael Byers without hesitation!

It was a pleasure partnering with Sharon and her company! We wish them all the success and growth in the future and look forward to partnering together again. Visit their website to learn more about how they can support your packaging needs – click here.