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Saturday, May 26, 2018

How buying a website is like car shopping

In spending nearly two decades working with business owners and leaders, I often see some of the same stress I have when buying a car in their faces as I talk to them about their website.

The Spark: Happenings in Upstate Biz with Trevor Anderson

In a pond dominated by large tech giants, TPM Inc. might appear to be a small fish. But the Greenville-based enterprise has continued to punch above its weight with its focus on providing a depth of resources, innovation, and quality customer service.

Business Intelligence: The road is paved with data, data, data

If you’ve been in business for a cycle or two, you’ve already learned one crucial lesson: Studies and reports are where good ideas go to die.

Clemson University Research Foundation names executive director

Chris Gesswein has more than 20 years of experience bringing various technologies from concept to market working as a new product development and technology transfer specialist for early-stage startups as well as large multinational companies. 

New coding school opens in Greenville

The school, known as Carolina Code School, offers a 12-week full-time web development immersive course to prepare college students and working professionals for a career in software development – no coding experience required.

South Carolina patent grants higher than the national trends

From 2008 to 2017, patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office that have at least one inventor living in South Carolina outpaced the national trend.

Greenville-based investment firm VentureSouth posts record year in 2017

The firm invested more than $4 million in 20 companies across the Southeast and closed its second co-investment fund with more than $3 million in committed capital. 

Do you know where all the banana peels are in your...

Here are some areas all businesses should review annually, either through internal processes or with outside assistance. You can’t fix what you don’t know about. And it’s those things that will — always — hurt you.

Accelerator program Techstars Atlanta coming to Greenville for startup search

The program annually selects a group of 10 startups to participate in a three-month program that provides expertise, funding, and office space to help them accelerate their businesses.

Goal setting and evaluating analytics are keys to solving the social...

How’s business? It’s a simple question. But when you’re talking about marketing your business on the internet, the answer can be a lot harder to...

Small and mid-sized companies are the new targets of business email...

By Belton Zeigler, partner, Womble Bond Dickinson   Meet Peter — a longtime employee and the backbone of your business’s day-to-day finance and accounting operations. Today...

With our eyes on the prize, we may miss opportunities that...

Innovation. As a word, it is grossly overused, joining my 2017 “tired of” list that includes “hand-crafted,” “impactful,” and “transformative.” As a function, it...

Alpha Mode: Episode 1: Randy Dobbs

Upstate Business Journal is pleased to present a new, digital feature that will appear monthly at upstatebusinessjournal.com, in partnership with QLI International LLC (www.qli-international.com)...

Geek-speak obscures tech issues important to businesses

Algorithms, chip vulnerabilities, “viewable-only organic reach,” and “speculative execution side-channel attacks.” It’s geek-speak run amok, and no one can blame you flicking past posts...

Greenville startup develops drug-carrying nanoparticles to enhance medical treatments

The nanoparticle-based drug delivery system is capable of treating infectious diseases, accelerating wound healing, and correcting vascular dysfunction.

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