Business & Economy

Agriculture of Oconee County

January 8, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
farming

Oconee County has beautiful rolling hills and a rich history in agriculture. It is quickly becoming a destination for agri-tourism within the state. The Carolina Foothill Heritage Fair was created to spark interest in agriculture in younger generations. Video provided by...

Future Fresh Farm

January 7, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program by M. Ostoits
Future Fresh Farm

Food deserts are all too common in America’s urban communities. Its name comes from the distance of grocery stores from fresh food, for people living in an urban environment, primarily in black communities. Germaine Jenkins has not only solved the food desert problem in one...

Cupcake Castle

January 7, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program by D. Nechodom
Cinema South

Cupcake Castle owner Tim Robinson says that his bakery and ice cream parlor is all about smiles. Located in a charming building in downtown Greer, South Carolina, is Cupcake Castle. It's one of a number of new small businesses that has been opened in Greer, South Carolina...

Greer Bow Tie

January 7, 2016 - Posted in Student Multimedia Program by D. Nechodom
Greer Bow Tie

Empire Ltd. is a consignment clothing store located in downtown Greer, South Carolina that specializes in the production of bow ties made from reclaimed materials. James Carter takes pride in his ability to outfit people on any budget. He says that he got his start out of...

Tiny Techz Brings STEM Education to Young Students

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Tiny Techz Brochure

Tiny Techz is a program designed to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education to young students. It works with schools to teach students fundamental skills that will help them have successful futures. Tiny Techz was created by Chris Williams and...

Positive Impact of Foreign Investment in the Midlands

December 16, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
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Foreign investment has been key to economic development efforts of the Midlands of South Carolina. Just in 2015, nearly twenty-four economic development projects, many of them announced by foreign-based companies, were announced. The projects are expected to create 2,200...

How Should Salespeople Respond to Increased Price Sensitivity Among Consumers?

December 15, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money by Marina Ziehe
Salespeople meeting

Take a look around your friendship circle. How many people are willing to pay a few extra cents per gallon for gasoline if a lower-priced station is nearby? How many people are willing to pay $70 dollars for a shirt if they can buy that same type of shirt of shirt for $20...

Understanding Small Businesses and Their Impact on the State

December 14, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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...

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

December 2, 2015 - Posted in Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 Carolina Money 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 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...

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