New opportunities emerge from pandemic, supply chain chaos

  June 15, 2022

By Justin Benson Carolina Handling There’s a 16th Century proverb that says, ‘It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good.’ While the ill wind of coronavirus and the subsequent…

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Part 3 – Making Strategic Alliances Work: Clear Governance Rules

  June 13, 2022

By Thomas Pietras  Bauknight, Pietras, & Stormer, PA. [Part 1 – Making Strategic Alliances Work: What is a Strategic Alliance?] [Part 2—Making Strategic Alliances Work: Proper Strategy and Aligned Structure]…

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Marketing Minute: Grassroots and Grasstops Advocacy

  June 6, 2022

  Marketing Minute with Seth Palmer, NP Strategy Who do you need in your advocacy corner? This week’s video shares how to get started when identifying your unique grasstops and…

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Where Home Prices Are Headed in 2022

  June 6, 2022

By Robert Parsley Lima One Capital   If you’ve bought a home (or tried to) in the last couple of years, you know that the market has been scalding hot,…

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Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: advice, on-the-move, residential-real-estate

Marketing Minute Video: Marketing Strategies

  May 9, 2022

  Marketing Minute with Celesia Patterson, NP Strategy We’re starting to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. This week’s video shares best practices for revamping your marketing strategy. Watch more.   

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Utilizing the 0% Tax Rate on Long-Term Capital Gains

  May 1, 2022

By Carolyn Stewart Even if the holidays have passed, it’s never too early or too late to start thinking about what gifts you can give to your loved ones. While…

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Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc, laurenscountybuzz   Category: accounting, advice, banking-and-finance, financial-advisors, on-the-move

Should iBuyers Be Part of Your Investment Strategy?

  May 1, 2022

By Robert Parsley Real estate investment trends show that more and more people are turning to iBuyers to expedite the home selling process because this is a faster, simpler method…

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Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: advice, on-the-move, residential-real-estate

Four career gifts I’m grateful for in the workplace

  April 27, 2022

By Melinda Davis Lux Executive Vice President and General Counsel United Community Banks   Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though…

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Do I have to pay my summer intern?

  April 25, 2022

By Katie Busbee As the summer approaches, many businesses will be looking to hire a summer intern. Internship programs can be a great option for both the intern, who has…

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Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: advice, law, on-the-move

Marketing Minute Video: Brand Refresh

  April 11, 2022

  Marketing Minute with Emily Almasy, NP Strategy Emily Almasy, NP Strategy: Are you seeking a way to breathe new life into your brand? Consider a brand refresh. This week’s…

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Charitable Gifting with Appreciated Securities

  April 10, 2022

By Anne Marie E. Ashworth, CFP® A charitable gift can be in the form of time, money, or in-kind donation. Whichever the case, the goal is to have the most…

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Charitable Gifting with Appreciated Securities

  March 31, 2022

By Anne Marie E. Ashworth, CFP® A charitable gift can be in the form of time, money, or in-kind donation. Whichever the case, the goal is to have the most…

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Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: accounting, advice, banking-and-finance, financial-advisors, on-the-move, philanthropy

Marketing Minute Video: Being Present

  March 28, 2022

  Marketing Minute with Beverly Bowers, NP Strategy Re-entering the in-person world can be intimidating after so many months in virtual spaces. This week’s video shares tips for success in…

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Marketing Minute Video: Branding

  March 14, 2022

Marketing Minute with Philicia Thompson, NP Strategy In today’s online world, it’s essential to set yourself apart. This week’s video discusses the importance of developing a strong and consistent personal…

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Marketing Minute Video: Planning Your Media Strategy

  March 8, 2022

  Marketing Minute with Mary Cullen, NP Strategy Before pushing “send” on your next press pitch, consider your overall media strategy. This week’s video shares how to put your best…

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Subterranean termites remain severe threat to homeowners

  March 4, 2022

National Termite Awareness Week is March 6-12 Spring is around the corner, and that means warmer and wet weather, creating prime conditions for the subterranean termites found throughout the Southeast…

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Does Medicare cover Home Health Care? The answer is “it depends.”

  February 28, 2022

By Molly Thomas, FPQP® The answer to this question is truly “it depends.” Medicare draws a line in the important distinction between medically necessary home health care and personal care…

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Marketing Minute Video: Connecting with your Community

  February 14, 2022

  Marketing Minute with Jill Wilks, NP Strategy The best way to connect with your community is by getting involved. This week’s video shares three simple steps to increase your…

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The Basics of Rehab Loans for Real Estate Investors

  February 10, 2022

By Dalton Elliott Lima One Capital Real estate investors have lots of different ways to profit from buying homes. But one of the most tried and true ways is by…

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Zoom Out

  February 10, 2022

By Ben Pettit For 2022, it may be time for you to “zoom out” of your comfort zone. No, this is not a prediction or a command that in-person meetings…

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White space

  February 3, 2022

By Jerry Bellune In watching a black and white movie, you want shadow and light. In a color movie, you would want vibrant colors, not all reds or whites. Without…

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Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: advice, marketing-and-communications, on-the-move

Zoom Out

  January 26, 2022

By Ben Pettit As we head into 2022, it may be time for you to “zoom out” of your comfort zone. No, this is not a prediction or a command…

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Audience Engagement in 2022 – Digital Platforms and Events

  January 17, 2022

By Emily Almasy, NP Strategy Rarely does the entire business world go through such significant change as it has since March 2020. Organizations have had to make change in every…

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What’s in store for IoT in 2022?

  January 14, 2022

By Kevin Wentzel, Kopis The IoT industry went for a wild ride last year as there was a major slowdown in innovation and products getting to market due to chip…

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How to Buy a Car in 2022: Navigating The Automobile Shortage

  January 14, 2022

By Mike DuBose The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic and wide-ranging impacts on the United States and the world as a whole. Most people are traveling, going to events, and…

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Posted in: lowcountrybizsc, midlandsbiz, upstatebizsc   Category: advice, banking-and-finance, life, on-the-move, transportation

Get ready for next year’s tax season

  December 16, 2021

While next year’s tax season is still a few months away, taking steps now to make sure you’re organized and prepared can save you time, headaches, and even money later.…

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Your Guide to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  November 19, 2021

By Kristen S. Jerome, CPA Partner, Bauknight Pietras & Stormer Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, can be used at any level of any organization to evaluate success toward specified goals. …

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Marketing Minute: Marketing for Professional Services

  November 5, 2021

Marketing Minute with Catherine Dingler, NP Strategy In the recent past, professionals could rely solely on their reputation and a simple handshake to grow their practice. Now, in our highly…

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Marketing Minute: Best Practices and Advice

  October 25, 2021

Marketing Minute with Krystal Cau, NP Strategy Marketing has always been important for the success of any business. However, since the many changes the world encountered due to the pandemic,…

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5 Steps for Holiday Budgeting Success

  October 13, 2021

World Finance offers simple tips to take the stress out of holiday expenses It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means? It may not…

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5 Steps for Holiday Budgeting Success

  October 12, 2021

World Finance offers simple tips to take the stress out of holiday expenses It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means? It may not…

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Entice them with facts, sell with emotion

  October 6, 2021

By Jerry Bellune A friend of ours is a super salesman married to a super saleswoman. In national publishing, his customers and prospects were advertising buyers, marketers and their bosses.…

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Discussing a prenuptial agreement with your adult children

  September 30, 2021

By Edward W. Kramer, CFP®, EA Should you require your children to have a prenuptial agreement? This question can be very important if you have a family business, financial wealth,…

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Entice them with facts, sell with emotion

  September 30, 2021

By Jerry Bellune A friend of ours is a super salesman married to a super saleswoman. In national publishing, his customers and prospects were advertising buyers, marketers and their bosses.…

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Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: advice, marketing-and-communications

Marketing Minute: Building Your Brand After a Crisis

  September 27, 2021

Marketing Minute with Erin Smith, NP Strategy Today, consumers and key stakeholders engage with companies and brands that they trust. If your company has recently been faced with a crisis,…

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Business is Always Personal

  September 27, 2021

By Brian T. King, Founder and President, A M King    “This is just business.  It’s not personal.” I remember the first time I heard those words. It is a…

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Posted in: upstatebizsc   Category: advice, construction, op-ed

What are your values and your mission?

  September 9, 2021

By Jerry Bellune Author and entrepreneur Jennifer Allwood says something amazing happens when you decide you want to be an entrepreneur. You get to call the shots. She’s half right.…

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Posted in: midlandsbiz   Category: advice, marketing-and-communications, telecommunications

Maverick strategists think differently

  September 8, 2021

By Jerry Bellune Had Jeff Bezos been around early in the last century when the auto industry was in its infancy – and the buggy business going out – he…

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