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Global Entrepreneurship Week Brings the 2015 Proving Ground to USC

November 18, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money
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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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...

Students are Playing Angry Birds in Class to Learn Computer Science

November 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money
Angry Birds Game

Teachers at Ballentine Elementary School are using the video game Angry Birds to teach their students basic computer coding skills. This version of Angry Birds was created by code.org , and it is “similar to what computer programmers use to create software and websites,”...

Eight Tips For Women Who Want To Start A Business

November 7, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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...

Columbia Native Provides Financial Education Through Know Money Inc.

October 22, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Since May 2014, Know Money Inc. Founder & Chief Financial Mentor Steven Hughes has worked with nearly 1,000 individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations across South Carolina to advance financial literacy. As an award-winning B2B salesman, Global Shaper for the...

SBA Announces Resources Available to Aid the Region’s Recovery

October 21, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and member of President Obama's Cabinet, was in Columbia, South Carolina, today to meet with business owners, residents and local officials on recovery efforts in the aftermath of...

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,...

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