Managing Employees at Distant Sites Becoming a Reality of Doing Business

 

As signs of an economic turnaround remain elusive, business leaders are becoming more focused on increasing employee productivity.    With business operations growing increasingly global, maintaining dispersed employees and identifying key tools…

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New Study Finds Housing Stimulus Essential to Economic Recovery

 

WASHINGTON, DC – January 13, 2009 – Without substantial demand stimulus for the housing sector, the stimulus package currently being considered by Congress will only have a limited effect and…

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2008 Office Market Overview – Columbia, SC

 

Metropolitan Columbia had more than 11.7 million square feet of multitenant office space as of December 2008. Since 2003, this inventory expanded by 6% or about 458,000 square feet of…

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A Step to Rebuild Trust in the Marketplace

 

Every day seems to bring another story of a major corporation falling on hard times or an investor unwittingly bilked of their savings. Names we have known for decades are…

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Lexington Medical Center “Freezes” Woman and Brings Her Back to Life

 

WEST COLUMBIA, SC – Lexington Medical Center is having success with a revolutionary new technology for heart attack patients called Therapeutic Hypothermia. The innovative procedure lowers body temperatures to help…

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Housing Stimulus Package Needed to Turn Around American Economy

 

The statistics are startling: more than half a million jobs were lost in November, with nearly 1.9 million jobs lost year-to-date.  One of the hardest-hit segments is the housing industry…

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Benefits of Choosing an Independent Investment Advisory Firm in Today’s Economy

 

By Philip Brice, AIF®, Principal of Elliott Davis Investment Partners   The epic collapse of Lehman Brothers’ marked a stunning turning point in the financial markets from which Wall Street…

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Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Efforts

 

By Mason B. Hardy, President, SCANPO  Indeed, these are extraordinary times.  National jobless claims are the highest in 26 years and the South Carolina unemployment rate is predicted to be…

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Nina Hachigian, Author of The Next American Century

 

Nina Hachigian, the Senior Vice President at The Center for American Progress and a visiting scholar of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, spoke in Columbia…

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3 Strategies to Boost Sales

 

Relax. Here’s help from CEOs and managers like yourself with field-tested strategies we call accelerators because they accelerate profit-building. All are featured in Jerry Bellune’s Accelerate Your Profit Builders: 79…

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Moore School economists: SC economy austere until mid-2009

 

COLUMBIA, SC – December 3, 2008 – South Carolinians can expect an austere 2009 as job opportunities decline and the unemployment rate continues to rise, according to a report released Wednesday…

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Fed and Treasury Provide Assistance to Small Businesses

 

Move Comes After Committee Presses Agencies to Act WASHINGTON, DC – November 25, 2008 – With small businesses facing unprecedented challenges accessing credit, the Federal Reserve and Department of Treasury today…

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A Watershed Time for State Government

 

By Richard Eckstrom Comptroller General   When you’re spending other people’s hard-earned money, it’s just common courtesy to let them know how it’s spent. That’s not a principle always embraced…

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From Pink Slips to Productivity: The Business Case for Outplacement

 

By Sallie Bottorff, CEO of Human Resource Dynamics Layoff, downsize, cut back — these are all just synonymous phrases for reduction in force, which isn’t a chore any employer or…

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United Way YLS- Learning with Leaders Fall Breakfast with Neil McLean

 

COLUMBIA, SC – November 7, 2008 -Young leaders in Columbia, South Carolina, know that this community is a great place to live and work, and it is only getting better.  …

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Breaking down your online goals

 

I often get asked by people how they can use their website to help their business. Usually it’s along the lines of attracting new customers or how to sell products…

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The Art of Building a Fun Environment with Happy Employees

 

By Mike Dubose In 2007, I began the journey to build six great, profitable, and fun companies with happy staff. Being profitable turned out to be the easy part. Taking…

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The Art of Building a Fun Environment with Happy Employees

 

By Mike Dubose In 2007, I began the journey to build six great, profitable, and fun companies with happy staff. Being profitable turned out to be the easy part. Taking…

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There remains a value in making things

 

By Gary Foster As we watch the ripple effects of crumbling financial institutions and belabor Wall Street greed, it may be time in our country to recognize once again the…

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There remains a value in making things

 

By Gary Foster As we watch the ripple effects of crumbling financial institutions and belabor Wall Street greed, it may be time in our country to recognize once again the…

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Tribuddies Dream is Realized

 

COLUMBIA, SC –   A lawyer’s dream of a program to help deserving kids is now reality.   Tribuddies is helping children in the Midlands to build character, confidence, and spirit.  Through…

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Talent Survey Under Way

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 6, 2008 – From restaurants, nightlife, and green spaces to a depth and breadth of job opportunities, affordable housing and a safe environment, what will it…

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Talent Survey Under Way

 

COLUMBIA, SC – October 6, 2008 – From restaurants, nightlife, and green spaces to a depth and breadth of job opportunities, affordable housing and a safe environment, what will it…

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Tribuddies Dream is Realized

 

COLUMBIA, SC –   A lawyer’s dream of a program to help deserving kids is now reality.   Tribuddies is helping children in the Midlands to build character, confidence, and spirit.  Through…

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New Leadership at the Municipal Association of South Carolina, Miriam Hair

 

Three questions with Miriam Hair, new executive director of the Municipal Association of SC   You have a long history with the Association. What do you see as its vision…

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New Leadership at the Municipal Association of South Carolina, Miriam Hair

 

Three questions with Miriam Hair, new executive director of the Municipal Association of SC   You have a long history with the Association. What do you see as its vision…

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Business Failure

 

Business Failure By Mike DuBose Business failure: entrepreneurs dread those terrible words. We should plan from the beginning to fail in order to succeed. We know this as SWOT analysis—regularly…

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Business Failure

 

Business Failure By Mike DuBose Business failure: entrepreneurs dread those terrible words. We should plan from the beginning to fail in order to succeed. We know this as SWOT analysis—regularly…

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USC Finance Professor Tim Koch addresses the current financial crisis

 

MidlandsBiz:What is happening on the financial markets? Tim Koch:The problem is a lack of liquidity. Last week, a banker friend told me a story about an investor who tried to…

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USC Finance Professor Tim Koch addresses the current financial crisis

 

MidlandsBiz:What is happening on the financial markets? Tim Koch:The problem is a lack of liquidity. Last week, a banker friend told me a story about an investor who tried to…

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Wendell Cox discusses trends in energy demand

 

On Monday, September 15, Wendell Cox gave a speech at a lunch meeting hosted by the local World Affairs Council.   Mr. Cox is a demographer studying energy demand trends.  …

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Wendell Cox discusses trends in energy demand

 

On Monday, September 15, Wendell Cox gave a speech at a lunch meeting hosted by the local World Affairs Council.   Mr. Cox is a demographer studying energy demand trends.  …

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Helping the Housing Market Through Legislation

 

Prospective first-time home buyers who have been sitting on the fence now have a significant financial incentive to explore the opportunities available in today’s housing market. H.R. 3221, the Housing…

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Helping the Housing Market Through Legislation

 

Prospective first-time home buyers who have been sitting on the fence now have a significant financial incentive to explore the opportunities available in today’s housing market. H.R. 3221, the Housing…

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How the Dollar’s Value Affects Your Investments

 

The dollar: it’s up, down, steady, weak or strong compared with foreign currencies. Simple terms, but what do they really mean for your investments? The use of these terms indicates…

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How the Dollar’s Value Affects Your Investments

 

The dollar: it’s up, down, steady, weak or strong compared with foreign currencies. Simple terms, but what do they really mean for your investments? The use of these terms indicates…

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Retail Market Trends Columbia, SC

 

COLUMBIA, SC – July 30, 2008 Boring, In a Good Way Recently, a developer remarked that Columbia’s retail market is boring in a good way, which is remarkably true. While…

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Office Market Trends Columbia, SC

 

Sublease Increase The amount of office space available for sublease, usually a leading indicator of office vacancy rates, increased dramatically in the first two quarters of 2008. While the Columbia…

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Tourism Marketing in Jeopardy

 

Recently the State Finance Committee cut more than $22 million in tourism advertising, promotion dollars, and local project dollars.  This action could put the State’s number one industry in jeopardy.…

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Southern Wesleyan graduate takes risk in stride

 

Two years ago, Nick Shorter stepped out on a limb, took a risk and enrolled in a master’s degree program at Southern Wesleyan University. In December, Shorter earned his master’s…

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Don Tomlin, President of Tomlin & Company

 

MidlandsBiz: You are well known in town, but people don’t seem to know much about you.  Do you intentionally try to stay out of the spotlight? Don Tomlin: Luckily I…

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