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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...
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...
An organization created to provide cash relief to struggling artists grows into so much more. By Heather Bruemmer Heather Bruemmer is an author, arts advocate and consultant based in Estill. She serves as interim arts director for Hampton County and is...
Five hobbies that will boost your creativity By Hannah Massen Between the constant influx of emails, looming deadlines, and back-to-back meetings, working both in your business, and on your business, is often all-encompassing. In fact, with more and more people working...
Elizabeth Fisher, the owner of GlassEco, banks on local relationships By Ellen Linnemann GlassEco manufactures recycled glass countertops and other hard surfaces that are elegant, ecofriendly and unique reflections of personal style. Lowcountry residents and businesses have gravitated towards the sustainable...