Richland County

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

October 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Kaitlyn Park
Holt Chetwood, Wells Fargo Midlands Market President and Blake Montgomery, Wells Fargo Business Development Officer in Columbia

As South Carolina continues to develop into a business-friendly environment with a diversifying economy, many in the state are opening and maintaining small businesses. As of July 31, 2015, Wells Fargo is the leading SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) lender in South...

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Richland County

According to a press release , the U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center to help several counties in S.C., including Richland and Lexington County. The Business Recovery Center will help business owners apply for low interest disaster loans,...

7 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs from the Start Conference

October 15, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Students entrepreneurs in the Start Conference

The first Start Conference for student entrepreneurs at the University of South Carolina was held in early October, in partnership with the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator and the USC Student Life Leadership and Service Center. Fve local entrepreneurs came to speak to...

South Carolina Emergency Management Division Guidelines

October 4, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
South Carolina Emergency Management Division Guidelines

The weather has taken a severe turn across much of the Midlands, leading to catastrophic flooding in the area. South Carolina Emergency Management Division officials urge you to follow these guidelines: Be aware of potential flash flooding. If there is any possibility of a...

PODCAST | Laura Corder, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
Laura Corder

The USC / Columbia Technology Incubator recruits and then consults with high-impact startup companies in the Midlands of South Carolina. Learn more about it from Laura Corder, director of communications for the Incubator and the USC Office of Economic Development.

Q&A | A Conversation with Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

September 23, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Philippe Herndon, Founder of Caroline Guitar

Philippe Herndon, an USC alumnus, founded Columbia-based Caroline Guitar Company in 2010. His products are designed to appeal to the subset of rock music aficionados. The products have won accolades from buyers and critics alike, with its first model named to Guitar...

Q&A | A Conversation with Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

September 8, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
 Caleb White, Founder of WedTexts

Caleb White grew up in West Columbia, S.C. After graduating from Brookland-Cayce High School, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. White is the founder of WedTexts, a notification system for weddings. The main goal of WedTexts is to help engaged couples...

Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

August 27, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Main Street Latin Festival Brings Latin-Owned Businesses Together

As the National Hispanic Heritage Month (September) approaches, the City of Columbia takes the opportunity to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the community through different events. The 12th Annual Main Street Latin Festival took place last...

Q&A | A Conversation with Partners Alana Jordan and Carol Smith from big eyed bird creative

August 10, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
big eyed bird creative

Creativity is key to innovation, period. That's why the Carolina Money team decided to talk to the founders of a company that has been active in the community through the creation of unique perspectives for clients, such as Evolution Partners, Rosewood Crawfish Festival,...

On the Road with the Belgian Waffle Truck

August 5, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
On the Road with the Belgian Waffle Truck

As the food truck trend grows, the Carolina Money team does not stay behind. We caught up with the owners of the Belgian Waffle Truck, Yvette and Jean-Louis Ledent, to learn more about their business in Columbia, South Carolina. As you watch their story, put your seat belt...

Crowdfunding Startup Helps Professional Athletes and Fans to Fund Charities

August 5, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Picture of Corey Jackson playing football

Corey Jackson is a former NFL athlete and the founder of an early-stage tech startup here in Columbia, South Carolina. The name of his company is FundMyPro . FundMyPro makes it possible for professional athletes to collaborate with fans to positively impact communities all...

Family Owned Business, Cromer's P-Nuts, Celebrates its 80th Anniversary with “80 for 80” Campaign

July 31, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Owner of Cromer's P-Nuts looking to the camera

For 79 years, Cromer's P-Nuts has been taking customers back to their childhood by selling delicious candies, peanuts, popcorn, candy apples, cotton candy and more. In August of this year, the business will celebrate its 80th anniversary, so they decided to do something...

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...

Q&A | A Conversation with Lanford Holloway, Founder and CEO of TerraStride Inc.

July 29, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Lanford Holloway, Founder and CEO of TerraStride Inc.

Founded in 2012, TerraStride is a company based in Columbia, S.C. TerraStride designs and produces map-based software for high-value niche markets. They currently have two distinct product lines: TerraStride Pro, a land brokerage software, and HuntStand, a next generation...

Richland Public Library Hosts Youth Business Camp

July 20, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Richland Public Library Hosts Youth Business Camp

Every year the Richland Public Library in Columbia, South Carolina, hosts the Youth Business Camp. This free camp is open to rising 6th-12th graders who have an interest in entrepreneurship, business and finance. The workshop is a partnership between Palmetto Citizens...

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