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Carolina Money: It's A Wrap!

By A. Esselman

Chilling with Carolina Money

The story of Carolina Money has been one of seizing opportunities, much like the stories of the people it has covered. In the business and tech community, nothing would happen if the people within it did not move to action. And here at Carolina Money, we could not have gotten anywhere if we had not been on the lookout for our own opportunities.

VIDEO | Saying "I Do" to Business Opportunities

By A. Esselman

Wedding Bouquet

Sometimes life throws us curve balls, and we find ourselves working a job that we never expected.

Caleb and Heather were both presented with problems that they felt needed to be solved. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix things, they decided to take care of it themselves. 

This type of opportunistic action is what leads our community into the future. Innovation and technology requires motivated and capable people to see needs and then fill them. Caleb and Heather are paving the way for others to create their own solutions.

VIDEO | Cupcakes for a Cure Brings Sweetness to Lexington

By A. Esselman

A cupcake made by Cupcakes for a Cure

It is not often that you will see a fully functional business run by three 6th-graders. But that's exactly what Charlie, Katelyn, and Mattie are doing.

These three eleven-year-olds won't let their age stop them from running a thriving cupcake business. Check out how Charlie, Katelyn, and Mattie are changing the world one cupcake at a time.

PODCAST | Using LinkedIn to Connect in the Midlands

By A. Esselman

Rob Mendenall, founder of Midlands Connecting

Technology allows us to connect faster, easier, and better than ever before. However, in a quickly changing world, the rules are somewhat vague and tend to change. How can we utilize social networks properly to network in our communities?

Q&A | Can I Actually Pay for College?

By A. Esselman

Hands holding up money

It is back-to-school time across the country. Richland and Lexington counties are bustling with new energy as students of all ages emerge from the lethargy that comes with summertime in South Carolina. With the beginning of the fall semester come concerns about finances, especially for parents sending students off to college.

PODCAST | Information Technology: It's for Women, Too

By A. Esselman

Tammy Mainwaring, interviewee

Information technology. Science. Engineering. Math. These are all words that come with a certain expectation of masculinity. A female who goes into engineering is rare, and a woman in a top position in IT tends not to stay long. Does this really matter? 

Q&A | Learn to Love Engineering with RumbleLab

By A. Esselman

Moultrie Ball, founder of Rumble Lab

School can be boring. Summer can be boring, too. Honestly, kids find a lot of things “boring.” Moultrie Ball experienced this in his own childhood, and now he combats the boredom in other children by teaching them important science and engineering concepts through his company, RumbleLab. The company sends kits to subscribers on a monthly basis, and these kits have building projects that introduce engineering topics to kids in a fun and interactive way.

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