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Posted on October 22, 2014
States that offer programs aimed at supporting small businesses have a significant impact on local economies, according to a recent report by The Support Center, a Raleigh-based nonprofit small business lender.
In the report dubbed “State Support for Small Business Lending: A Roadmap for North Carolina,” The Support Center reviews two cases in which South Carolina and Virginia created programs to address the growing demand for small-business loans.
Both entities, The Business Development Corporation of South Carolina and Virginia Community Capital, were established with state support, either through direct funding or legislative action.
Posted by John Murawski on October 9, 2014
Longtime Raleigh business recruiter Harvey Schmitt will retire after two decades at the helm of Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. The chamber made the announcement Wednesday and said it will launch a national search for Schmitt’s successor.
Posted by Virginia Bridges on October 1, 2014
The Support Center, a Raleigh-based community development financial institution, recently announced its Dream Big Small Business Start-Up Competition with a grand prize of up to $75,000 in start-up financing for a new business.
Posted on September 29, 2014
American Express OPEN and Etsy have announced a new partnership that seeks to help online and brick-and-mortar retailers maximize Small Business Saturday sales.
Posted by Virginia Bridges on September 22, 2014
Nearly two months after closing the Whiskey in downtown Durham, owner Rhys Botica has re-branded the space with a new name and a smoke-free, neighborhood-friendly focus. Botica and partner Ben Fletcher reopened the space Monday at 347 W. Main St. as the Criterion.