There has never been a better time to launch your own business.
As the number of long-term unemployed workers in the nation continues to climb, it's fair to say that people who've been unemployed for more than six months are less likely to get a new job than people who've only been unemployed for a month or two.
After a chance meeting led to a series of discussions, seasoned marketers Tim Pecoraro and Sydney Cooke combined their years of relative experience to model a new idea for their industry. Formed on the concept of both thinking and doing, theideagroup has become an award-winning marketing and consulting company in less than two years.
One of the distinctive characteristics of Greenville’s foreign-born population is that a large number come under the auspices of a multinational company. If that company was Michelin, they’ve passed through the hands of the seven-member relocation group responsible for helping about 230 internationals feel at home in the Upstate, in addition to a few hundred more throughout 19 North American plants.
After exploring the options and talking with those who have done it, it’s hard to come up with many reasons why a business shouldn’t consider exporting. One of the first things proponents will point out is that 90 percent of the market for goods and services is outside of the United States, and that number makes it worth rethinking the struggle for elbowroom in domestic markets.
Residents from more than 100 countries make their homes in the Upstate, and there are more than 240 international companies with a presence here, according to the Greenville Area Development Corporation.
What may seem like science fiction to some has become reality for one European company. Induct Technology, an automotive and robotics company near Paris, visited the Upstate last week to share its latest addition to innovative transportation.
Clemson Ph.D. students develop award-winning, automotive-friendly applications
Greenville’s busiest professionals interested in flying will now have the time to learn, thanks to a new flight school’s modern curriculum.
N.C.-based BNC Bank opened a new retail location in Augusta Village on Augusta Street last week.