Business

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...

Eight Tips For Women Who Want To Start A Business

November 7, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Women sitting in down watching a workshop

Do you want to start your own business but have no idea how to take the first steps? The South Carolina Women's Business Center is one of the resources located in Columbia S.C. that aims to educate and train entrepreneurs at all levels. The program is part of the Center for...

Q&A | A Conversation with Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

November 5, 2015 - Posted in Business by Andrea Esselman
Anthony Goldman, CEO of Koala Bottle

Anthony Goldman is the founder and CEO of Koala Bottle. The bottle is a magnetic bottle system designed for bicycles. It allows easier access to the water bottle while riding and greater safety because the rider does not have to take his or her eyes off the road. The bottle...

VIDEO | LaBrasca's Pizza Slowly Gets Back on Its Feet

November 4, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
LaBrasca's Pizza

After the historic flood that struck Columbia early in October, many businesses suffered damages unlike anything they have ever seen. LaBrasca’s Pizza was one of them. Located in the Garners Ferry area, LaBrasca’s suffered from the unexpected flooding of Gills Creek...

Q&A | ​Abigail Zeiler, Director of Communications at Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR)

October 28, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Abigail Zeiler, Director of Communications at Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR)

Columbia Opportunity Resource, COR, connects talented professionals in the greater Columbia area to diverse and meaningful networks for leadership, service and fun. COR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. COR's vision is an innovative, energized and successful Columbia...

Q&A | Understanding Small Business Loans

October 20, 2015 - Posted in Business 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 Business
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 Business 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...

PODCAST | Laura Corder, USC/Columbia Technology Incubator

September 30, 2015 - Posted in Business
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 Business 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...

TWITTER CHAT | EngenuitySC & Economic Development in the Midlands of South Carolina

September 13, 2015 - Posted in Business by Marina Ziehe
Meghan Hughes Headshot

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest Meghan Hughes, Executive Director of EngenuitySC, on Sept. 10, 2015 at 8pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat

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

September 8, 2015 - Posted in Business 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 Business 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...

The Financial Questions a Couple Should Answer Before Saying "I Do"

August 13, 2015 - Posted in Business by Kaitlyn Park
I DO

In an article originally appearing on Carolina Money, Wedding Season has arrived in the United States and the South, and when a young couple decides to tie the knot, there are many decisions to be made. Some may appear obvious, from what flowers should go in the...

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

August 10, 2015 - Posted in Business 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,...

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