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Six strategies for growing a financially healthy business. By Hannah Massen  People start businesses for all kinds of reasons – but a love for crunching numbers usually isn’t one of them. The last thing you want is to be scrolling through...
Tips for successfully dissolving a business partnership – and protecting your investment. By Mark M. Billion Just like marriages, business partnerships can end for a variety of reasons. Although some business partnerships come to a close on amicable terms, there are...
Fourth-generation residential homebuilder Leah England brings together a passion for homebuilding and a lifetime in the Industry as she hangs her own shingle. By Ellen Linnemann As a third-generation contractor’s daughter, Leah England has been in the building business her whole...
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...
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...
Five steps to follow for a more creative brain By Hannah Massen When you think of the creative process, you probably picture a series of subjective steps exclusively embarked on, and understood, by gifted artists and writers. But creativity — and...
By Randi Busse  While many will be hard pressed to express such sentiment, one local business owner has created several silver linings. Ian Duncan and his wife, Kathleen, founded The Grind, a full-service coffee supply company in Bluffton in 2016. Their...
With a side of problem-solving to boot. By Sarah Clemmons  The story of inventions and the inventors behind them has always captured the popular American consciousness. Matt Gulick of Pourzilla is no exception to these types of stories, but his beginnings...
Craig Wolfe builds rubber duck empire By Hannah Massen Everyone has a happy memory of a rubber duck, whether it’s the “Rubber Duckie” song from Sesame Street, the pink and blue bath toy set your friend gave you as a baby...
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...