Upstate Business Journal

February 16, 2017

To Tell the Truth

A journalist’s job is to tell the truth. So let me try to tell the truth about business reporting in the Upstate. It has been almost 18 years since I moved to Greenville to begin my fourth newspaper job and my first covering business full-time. Over the years, I have watched the scope and varietyÉ Read More » Keep Reading To Tell the Truth

November 25, 2016

A Job Seeker’s Guide to Avoiding FOBO

It’s Friday night and you agreed to watch a movie with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. As you’re opening your bag of Orville Redenbacher, your phone pings. Your lively group of friends has made a last-minute decision to reserve a table at the new rooftop bar and you are decidedly unavailable. WhatÉ Read More » Keep Reading A Job Seeker’s Guide to Avoiding FOBO

November 18, 2016

ACA continues to batter Americans, small businesses

The optimistically named Affordable Care Act is an experiment that has failed. And although the intent to cover more Americans – particularly those most at-risk – is honorable, the wake of that failure has caused countless hardships to vast segments of our society, including the backbone of our country, small businesses. Keep Reading ACA continues to batter Americans, small businesses

October 27, 2016

A View from the Top

There’s nothing like a 200-foot climb to get perspective on downtown Spartanburg’s past and future Keep Reading A View from the Top

October 7, 2016

How to ask a stranger to coffee

You’ll create significant lasting relationships when you start focusing on the quality and not the quantity of your connections. Now wake up, smell the coffee and invite someone to enjoy it with you. Here are three types of people you should target to build a more meaningful network. Keep Reading How to ask a stranger to coffee

September 9, 2016

M&A Mid-Year Update

Despite declines, mergers and acquisitions remain strong in South Carolina Keep Reading M&A Mid-Year Update

September 2, 2016

Stronger Together

Upstate Ten at the Top summit continues building regional partnerships Keep Reading Stronger Together

August 25, 2016

Winners and Losers

Where did Trump’s Republican competitors go wrong in marketing their brands? Keep Reading Winners and Losers