Thank You to Our Readers

Dear Reader, When we first started Black Box almost a decade ago, we had a vision of what we wanted to see covered by Upstate...

RECON 2016: FAQs

Below are a few of the questions we regularly get when we talk to people about RECON S.C. If you have a question we...

Oconee County Launches NOW Program

Oconee County's NOW (Nurturing Oconee's Workforce) Program is a joint effort between the Oconee Economic Alliance and the School District of Oconee County that...

RECON 2016 Agenda

Day 1 October 6, 2016 1:00  Registration Opens 2:00  Opening Remarks 2:30  Speaker Series • A Veteran's Perspective: The True Challenges of Re-establishment • The Workforce Sag: What Jobs does...

Job Descriptions are the New Black

Even if you think HR is exciting, job descriptions have never been described as sexy or exotic! However, especially in 2015, well-written, accurate job...

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...

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...

What if I Told You That One of Your Sales Reps Works 24/7?

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

Why Tech Matters Today

A friend recently asked, “if you could choose to be born into any time period in history, what would it be”.  The group of...

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...