Startups

Startups

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The Bootstrapper, Defined

Bootstrap. A word that’s become part of our hyper-tech startup lexicon along with the likes of seed-round, growth-hacking, entrepreneur, pivot and 100’s more. Among...

The Buck Stops Here

"You know, it's easy for the Monday morning quarterback to say what the coach should have done, after the game is over. But when...

No One has Answered a Cold Call Since 2009

Prospecting is a process, not an individual act of heroism. There’s no magic bullet that will produce new customers for you overnight. But if...

2016 HR Essentials—Calculators, Scales and Persistance

Chill the champagne and practice Auld Lange Syne—it’s time to prepare for 2016. “Already?” you whine plaintively, your mind full of fourth quarter goals.  Yep....

Regulation “A+” and Venture Capital Financing

In 2012, Congress passed the JOBS Act with the intent of making it easier for start-ups and smaller companies to raise capital. At the time,...

Your Actions Are So Loud I Can’t Hear What You’re Saying

As the director of a marketing firm, I have the opportunity to meet with business leaders on a daily basis.  Most of these folks...

Quarts of Bacon Grease

In college I had a summer roommate once who stored bacon grease in quart-size mason jars in the freezer. Every time we fried bacon...

Snapshots and Seasons

A comprehensive list outlining different types of financial statements can make James Joyce’s Ulysses seem like an easy summer beach read, by comparison. Needless to...

Branding 101: You are More Than Your Logo

There are a ton of great companies in the Upstate.  However, there are much fewer recognizable brands.  Branding is one of the most important...

Next Gen: Dominick Ferraro

A star athlete with every college at his fingertips, Dominick Ferraro’s life changed due to a devastating injury. Now, using his own experiences, he...

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