Marina Ziehe

How to Raise Kids Who are Grounded and Smart About Finances

February 12, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Ron Lieber speaking at the event

Last week, Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart. The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation , the...

It's Boom Time for Downtown Columbia

February 10, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. YES, WE HAVE IMPROVED! Much attention has been given to downtown Columbia lately, not only from the media but also from city leaders, partnerships and organizations that are trying to make downtown a more vibrant and livable place. Matt Kennell, President and...

Top 10 Cities with the Lowest Startup Costs: Columbia S.C. Ranks Number Two

February 8, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Shot of Columbia, South Carolina

A study conducted by SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company headquartered in New York, shows that it is fairly inexpensive to start a business in Columbia. SmartAsset collected data from 81 cities in the United States, taking into consideration the typical cost...

USC Entrepreneurship Club Partners with Computer Science Department to Execute App Creation Project

January 28, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Person using a mobile app

For the first time at the University of South Carolina, the computer science department will be teaching a mobile app development class. The USC Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with a computer science class, CSCE 590, and plan to work on 15 student entrepreneur ideas. "...

Q&A | A Conversation with USC and Harvard Alumnus Pedro de Abreu, Finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30

January 27, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Pedro de Abreu Headshot

Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina graduate (USC ’14), Harvard University scholar, featured columnist, published author, researcher, entrepreneur, and now finalist of the 2016 FORBES Magazine 30 under 30, which recognizes the year’s brightest...

The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce Offers Business Seminars

January 25, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
People watching a business seminar

Take a look at these three seminars offered by The Cayce-West Columbia Chamber of Commerce, to help members and other business leaders attract and retain more customers in a recovering economy. The seminars will be conducted by award-winning marketer and author Jerry...

Positive Impact of Foreign Investment in the Midlands

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
world globe

Foreign investment has been key to economic development efforts of the Midlands of South Carolina. Just in 2015, nearly twenty-four economic development projects, many of them announced by foreign-based companies, were announced. The projects are expected to create 2,200...

How Should Salespeople Respond to Increased Price Sensitivity Among Consumers?

December 15, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Salespeople meeting

Take a look around your friendship circle. How many people are willing to pay a few extra cents per gallon for gasoline if a lower-priced station is nearby? How many people are willing to pay $70 dollars for a shirt if they can buy that same type of shirt of shirt for $20...

Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Students at W. J. Keenan High School are Building Skills with New Solar Panel System

11:30 am. Professor Kareem Beckett starts the class “Principles of Engineering” at W. J. Keenan High School talking about light, photons, particles, waves, and frequency. But this is just the beginning of what will culminate in the main subject of the day: solar energy...

Q&A | A Conversation with Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

December 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
 Todd Lewis about IT-oLogy's Initiative CoursePower

Research shows that South Carolina will experience a shortfall in tech talent in the next decade. This comes at a time when technology jobs are expected to grow significantly. According to CoursePower.org , the Midlands of South Carolina will need 3,000 IT professionals...

Midlands Technical College Committed to Building a Diverse Workforce

December 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Diverse group of people

One of South Carolina’s largest two-year colleges, Midlands Technical College, has demonstrated its commitment to minority and non-traditional students throughout the years. Last year, Midlands Technical College ranked 64 in the top 100 colleges in the United States by...

Meet Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis is the owner of a local construction company, LLE Construction Group, LLC . Her business began operating in February 2011 as one of the few minority, women-owned, experienced, small general contracting and management firms located in Columbia, South...

Q&A | A Conversation with Laina Faber, Founder of the Startup DebutMagazine.com

November 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com

Laina Faber is the founder of DebutMagazine.com , a start-up digital publication that publishes shoppable fashion and beauty content, and lifestyle articles for women. Laina is a Columbia native. She grew up in Forest Acres and attended A.C. Flora High School. She graduated...

10 Tips for Giving the Perfect Investor Pitch

November 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Workshop taking place in room full of people

COLUMBIA, S.C. – What is the biggest obstacle to starting a business? For most people, the answer is money. There are several ways a startup can find money to get started. These include applying for micro loans or business loans, crowdfunding, starting a part-time job,...

Columbia Native, CEO of The Euniek Group, Stands Out in the Music Industry

November 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Kevin Felder

Kevin Felder is a businessman. He grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. After spending ten years in the radio industry, Kevin decided to step into the world of advertising. His company, The Euniek Group , helps small and medium-sized businesses navigate through radio,...

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