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Small Business Growth Strategy: Turn Your Customers into Brand Ambassadors

By | November 8, 2023

One of the most powerful ways to promote your local business is by tapping into the influence of your own customers. With strong community ties, local companies can capitalize on successful past interactions to boost their visibility and reach. So, how can you transform your customers into enthusiastic promoters of your business? Here are some…

Member Spotlight: Palmetto Women’s Center

By | October 27, 2023

Palmetto Women’s Center (PWC) is a faith-based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to assisting women and their partners through unplanned pregnancies. PWC provides a range of cost-free services including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, and parenting classes, welcoming partnerships with local churches, businesses, and individuals. Hailey Patrick is PWC’s Development Director and is excited to share that they…

Networking in 4 Easy Steps

By | October 24, 2023

Networking in 4 Easy Steps Networking events can often be nerve-wracking, especially for those just stepping into the professional world or exploring new career opportunities. Never fear! With the right approach, these gatherings can be a goldmine of opportunities. Here are some valuable tips to ace your networking game and make meaningful connections that can…

3 Things to Know, 10.17.23

By | October 16, 2023

Here are 3 great things to know on Oct. 17, 2023   Winthrop University Economic Impact Study Winthrop University is conducting a study to measure its impact on the local economy.  Want to participate? Simply complete this survey to share your experience and thoughts on how Winthrop has affected your business. As a bonus, one…

Resources for Boosting Your Company Culture

By | October 5, 2023

Workplace culture is at the forefront of conversations about employee recruitment and retention.  It’s not about hosting social gatherings and providing fun perks. It’s about the well-being of the people you rely on for business success. Creating a strong and positive company culture takes practice and strategy. You may have a diverse team, but are…

Unleash the Potential of New Managers Through Leadership Development Opportunities

By | September 26, 2023

New managers may already be overwhelmed in their new positions but, as their employer, you can help them succeed by providing training in these key areas: establishing trust among team members and upper management listening as a key communication skill equal and objective decision-making showing respect for others’ perspectives striving for self-improvement and continuous learning…

Your Next “Best Employee” Already Works For You

By | September 5, 2023

Growth opportunity often comes in the form of making big, bold decisions – are you ready? Identifying good employees is easy when everything is going right on a team project. The difference between a good employee and your best often lies in handling difficulties or what they do when things aren’t going right. Many tech sector companies…

Celebrating Black Business Month: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Communities

By | August 7, 2023

2 minute read Celebrating Black Business Month: Empowering Entrepreneurs and Communities Summary:  Black Business Month celebrates the achievements of African-American entrepreneurs, showcasing their contributions across various sectors. By supporting black-owned businesses, individuals foster economic growth within local communities, creating job opportunities and circulating wealth. Beyond financial backing, participating in this observance prompts essential conversations about…

Local Government Update – July 2023

By | August 1, 2023

In our first Local Advocacy update video, we’re featuring quick hits from the month of July for Tega Cay, York, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and York County governments. Some items are important for existing business while others impact future recruitment and hiring through quality of life considerations. Want to know more? Email

One Company’s Bold Move Increased Worker Satisfaction by 20%

By | July 25, 2023

SUMMARY Disengagement among employees is a significant problem, with only one-third of workers feeling engaged at work. Companies are seeking innovative solutions, such as replacing managers with coaches, to boost employee satisfaction. Employee dissatisfaction often stems from not feeling valued or not experiencing a sense of belonging. Workers desire more personal and professional development opportunities,…

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