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FEMA Aid, What to Expect After You Apply

October 19, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering disaster aid programs and assistance for affected individuals, families and businesses in South Carolina. Affected individuals and business owners in designated areas can begin the disaster application process by...

Harvest Hope Food Bank Helps with S.C. Flood Recovery

October 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

With the continued flooding and aid relief for the Carolinas, the non-profit organization Harvest Hope Food Bank is providing an immediate response to the devastating floods. Harvest Hope provided more than 800,000 meals to those in need over the past week. Donations have...

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...

Columbia Place Mall Helps Businesses Affected by Flood

October 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Columbia Place Mall is offering free rent to businesses that have been affected by the flood. This gives business owners in South Carolina the opportunity to continue doing business, even if the flood damaged their store. In an interview with WLTX Shawl Pryor, Senior Vice...

#SCFlood: Applying for Federal Aid

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Federal Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the flooding. To apply for federal assistance, visit...

Disaster Loans Offered to Small Businesses Across the State

October 7, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money

Small businesses located in declared disaster areas in South Carolina are eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The application filing deadline for physical demage is December 4, 2015 and for economic...

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...

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

September 13, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money 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 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,...

TWITTER CHAT | CEO Hal Turner on Entrepreneurship & Business Growth

August 9, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Idea lamp

Twitter Chat hosted by @Carolina_Money with featured guest Hal Turner, CEO and entrepreneur advisor, on June 8, 2015 at 7pm ET: https://storify.com/SCETV/twitter-chat-hal-turner-ceo-on-entrepreneurship-an

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...

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