Breaking down your online goals

  November 5, 2008

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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There remains a value in making things

  October 22, 2008

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

  October 22, 2008

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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Talent Survey Under Way

  October 7, 2008

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

  October 7, 2008

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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Tribuddies Dream is Realized

  October 7, 2008

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

  October 7, 2008

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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Business Failure

  September 28, 2008

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

  September 28, 2008

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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Wendell Cox discusses trends in energy demand

  September 17, 2008

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

  September 17, 2008

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

  August 20, 2008

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

  August 20, 2008

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

  August 19, 2008

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

  August 19, 2008

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

  July 30, 2008

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

  July 30, 2008

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

  April 18, 2008

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

  March 19, 2008

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

  February 5, 2008

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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