Business

Understanding Small Businesses and Their Impact on the State

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
Woman at Desk

Just by walking or driving down many streets in Richland and Lexington counties, it is easy to see that small businesses are growing, alongside the South Carolina economy. In fact, according to the Small Business Association , small businesses employed about half or 728,770...

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

December 11, 2015 - Posted in Business 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 Business 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 Business 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...

How to Choose the Right College

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Business by Krishna Thakker
George Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C . – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college and choosing the best one for you. Scott told parents there are 3 major factors that go into...

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

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Business 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 Business 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 Business 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 Business 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,...

Global Entrepreneurship Week Brings the 2015 Proving Ground to USC

November 18, 2015 - Posted in Business by Andrea Esselman
Proving Ground event happening

What happens when a Shark Tank-styled event and Columbia entrepreneurs come together? Proving Ground Happens. The 2015 Proving Ground was the culmination of three months' worth of competition between local entrepreneurs, trying to jump-start their ideas. It was the final...

SCRA Generated $1.4 Billion in Economic Activity Within South Carolina

November 16, 2015 - Posted in Business
Economic Growth

The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina reported that the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) has contributed $1.4 billion to S.C. in the past year in economic activity. The report also said that there was a 52 percent increase in the high-tech...

Lexington County Residents React to Quarry Approval

November 11, 2015 - Posted in Business by A. Highland
area in construction

Vulcan Materials Company gained approval to plan to build a quarry in Batesburg-Leesville. The quarry will take up about 520 acres and be located off of U.S. Highway 1 and Windmill Road. The mine will provide materials needed for concrete and asphalt for residential and...

Hot Topics Featured on Carolina Business Review: Infrastructure and Energy Solutions

November 11, 2015 - Posted in Business by L. Steele
 Infrastructure and Energy Solutions

In an interview with Carolina Business Review , Chamber CEO, Ted Pitts, and Director at Brady Energy Services ,Phil Kirk, joined the panel to talk infrasctructure and energy solutions. Here are some highlights: INFRASTRUCTURE Chamber CEO Ted Pitts, when asked about the...

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

November 11, 2015 - Posted in Business by Krishna Thakker
Financial Aid Class

COLUMBIA, S.C. – George Scott, president of Seeds of Wealth Financial Group , spoke to an audience of students and their parents, at Ridge View High School about paying for college. His number one advice was for parents to submit a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal...

PODCAST | Recovering from the Flood: Lexington's Old Mill

November 11, 2015 - Posted in Business by Andrea Esselman
Recovering from the Flood: Lexington's Old Mill

Laban Chappell is the co-owner of Lexington's Old Mill, along with his father-in-law and brother-in-law. He lives in Charleston and travels to Lexington frequently to maintain the mill and work with the businesses that are located there. The Old Mill is home to many local...

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