Business

Q&A | A Conversation with Trey Gordner, CEO of Koios

July 29, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Koios Group

Koios is a Columbia startup dedicated to saving users money on books by searching libraries for the availability of books a person has looked up online. Carolina Money talked with CEO Trey Gordner to find out more about the startup. Q: Could you let us know a little bit...

South Carolina Unemployment Rate Drops

July 22, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Jobs

The unemployment rate for the State of South Carolina dropped slightly last month, after increasing a bit in May, the Department of Employment and Workforce said on Tuesday. According to IslandPaket.com , the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in June, compared to 6.8...

Dollar Tree to Establish a Distribution Center in South Carolina

July 15, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Dollar Tree

The discount retailer store, Dollar Tree, will start building a new distribution center in Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties that will create 400 jobs in the next five years. The 10th largest importer said Monday, the facility would have a cost of $104.4 million and it is...

TWITTER CHAT | Entrepreneur & Innovator Gregory Hilton Talks Startups

July 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Twitter Chat poster

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest and entrepreneur Gregory Hilton, on July 21, 2015 at 7pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat-ceo-hal-turner-on-entrepreneurship-bu

South Carolina Named the 12th Best State for Summer Road Trips

July 7, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Road

South Carolina is ranked among the best states for summer road trips according to WalletHub , a personal finance website. WalletHub conducted a study of the 50 U.S. states to determine the 2015’s Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips. The study compared the states on...

Horseshoe Shadow Campaign Gains Visibility

July 2, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Veronica Brown
Shadow

The social media feeds of many USC students and Columbia residents recently flooded with pleas to “Save Our Horseshoe!” The USC Alumni Association launched the Save Our Horseshoe campaign on June 29 in response to the plans to build Icon on Main. The Save Our Horseshoe...

Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head Among World’s Favorite Golf Destinations

June 30, 2015 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by V. Ortiz
Golf

Golf courses in Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head place South Carolina among the world’s favorite golf destinations. Myrtle Beach has also been recognized as the USA top golf destination, according to a poll conducted by golf.com , one of the world’s largest golf...

Q&A| A Conversation With Andrew Askins, CEO of Krit

June 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Krit Team

Krit is a team of developers and designers who work together to help freelancers to work with clients. The team is working to develop software tools that freelancers can use so that they can spend more time doing their jobs and less time focusing on other details. Carolina...

Q&A | A Conversation with Mike DuBose, Business Owner

June 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
 Mike DuBose, Business Owner

Mike DuBose was born into a family with an entrepreneurial streak dating back to the early 1900s. Despite a potential genetic predisposition to lead, however, DuBose’s family never directly taught him how to start, manage, or own a business. He earned his knowledge through...

Q&A | A Conversation with Edson Munekata, Owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

May 26, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Edson Munekata, Owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

Photo courtesy of Edson Munekata COLUMBIA, S.C. – Edson Munekata is the owner of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse , located in the heart of Downtown Columbia. The restaurant is an authentic “Churrascaria,” a place where meat is cooked in “churrasco” style, which translates...

Q&A | A Conversation with the 52inc Team, Startup

May 26, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
52inc Team, Startup

52Inc is an app-development company based in Columbia, S.C. Their focus is quality custom apps on a deadline. Carolina Money contacted co-founders Brendan Lee and Christopher Thibault to find out more about what 52Inc has to offer to businesses in the Richland and Lexington...

Former "Shark Tank" Contestant is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie with Beaux Up

May 21, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Owner of Beaux Up looking at the camera wearing a bow tie

Jake Johnson is an eleventh grader at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C., but he has been involved in business from a much earlier age. At age 8, he and his sisters came up with the idea for Flipoutz, a silicone bracelet that holds coins that kids can trade and...

Q&A | Nelson Lindsay Talks International Growth in Richland County

May 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Nelson Lindsay

As Richland County continues to thrive and develop as a hub for innovations in science, technology, education, and research, recruiting international business to the County—and to South Carolina as a whole—continues to be a top priority for state and city leaders. Nelson...

Karen Ayala Shares Lessons Learned as Owner of Local Business, Moda y Arte

May 15, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Ayala customizing shorts

Karen Ayala loves thinking of new ways of doing something. Originally from Miami, Ayala has been living in Lexington, S.C., for 13 years. She started her business, Moda y Arte , in 2012, while selling handmade and reworked jeans shorts. “I had a pair of shorts that no...

Q&A | Liza Hall, Community Banking Area President of the Midlands, S.C., Wells Fargo

May 12, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Liza Hall,  Community Banking Area President of the Midlands, SC, Wells Fargo

As Carolina Money previously reported , Wells Fargo recently named Kathy Heffley as regional president for South Carolina and Liza Hall as the community banking area president in the Midlands. Both women began their careers as tellers, Heffley at Wells Fargo, Hall at a bank...

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