#SmallBusinessTrends
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#SmallBusinessTrends

Traditional business management practices are still in style By Lucy Rosen 1. Setting team expectations “Setting proper team expectations and accountability has become one of the most impactful things to my business. Twice a month we bring all managers and executives together for a big meeting to discuss each department and its accomplishments and challenges….

A great place for good business: Why doing business in the Lowcountry makes sense
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A great place for good business: Why doing business in the Lowcountry makes sense

By John O’Toole John O’Toole is the executive director of the Beaufort County Economic Development Corporation. During 2020, while many areas in the Northeast struggled with residents exiting, South Carolina saw an increase in people moving to the area – with a positive net in-migration (a leading indicator of a region’s economic vitality) of 1.17….

Low-cost businesses you can launch this weekend
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Low-cost businesses you can launch this weekend

Many times, starting a business takes more than a great idea – it takes cash. While it’s true that most entrepreneurs have to “pay to play,” it’s not impossible to become a business owner on a budget. The key is breaking into a low-cost, high-growth industry. Consider these low-cost business ideas you can launch this…

Your customers are forever changed
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Your customers are forever changed

Three thought-starters to exceed their new expectations By Mary Patterson It was only a year ago that our lives and businesses were forever changed, although it does seem like a lifetime. Over the past year, consumers have created new routines, adopted new technologies and formed new expectations of the companies they do business with.  At…

Case study: How SERG Group transformed its operations almost overnight
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Case study: How SERG Group transformed its operations almost overnight

The problem  The food and beverage industry was impacted by COVID more than most. Like many independent restaurants, the SERG Group had to shift to a take-out and delivery model. Having more than 15 restaurants in the group, it was easier said than done. For SERG, after the COVID closure, reopening created a dramatic increase…