Business & Economy

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

By S. Flynn

SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty is joined by Jody Martin from The SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo. This event at the Florence Civic Center January 13-14 is designed to incorporate the industry's deep traditional roots along with today's thriving innovations to streamline the promotion and the expansion of the business of agriculture in South Carolina and beyond.

More information at http://scagribizexpo.com

Aiken Young Professionals

By T. Safdi

Professionals

Booming with industry and small town charm, Aiken has become a hub for many young professionals. AYP is an organization that helps those young professionals to become leaders within the community.

Agriculture of Oconee County

By T. 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 GBA Productions.

Future Fresh Farm

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 North Charleston community, but also became a pillar of hope to end food deserts around the country. She began Fresh Future Farm in late 2014, and it has since grown into a blooming garden of fresh produce for the community.

Cupcake Castle

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 in recent months.

Owner Tim Robinson says that he came to a festival in downtown Greer and noticed there was no place that sold ice cream, and fell in love with the building that his business now occupies. 

Video by Doug Nechodom through USC Upstate Student Media Program.

Greer Bow Tie

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 necessity and began by assembling outfits from consignment stores and thrift stores, as a young man. After a career in culinary arts, he decided to transition to a new career and began Empire Ltd. studios.

After originally operating in Simpsonville, he relocated to Greer. 

Tiny Techz Brings STEM Education to Young Students

By A. 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 Ricky West as a way to mentor students and introduce valuable knowledge to them early on. 

 

Positive Impact of Foreign Investment in the Midlands

By M. Ziehe

world globe

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 jobs. Germany's Continental Tire (800) and China's Haier Corp. (410) account for "more than half of the job announcements made during the year," according to Columbia Regional Business Report.

How Should Salespeople Respond to Increased Price Sensitivity Among Consumers?

By M. 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 dollars somewhere else?

Consumers have been more price sensitive than ever before. This means that buyers are paying more attention to the price of a product rather than focusing on other purchasing criteria such as the quality of a product.

How do salespeople respond to this?

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