small business

SEC to throw open the doors to everyman investing

On the heels of our launch last week of SCcrowdfund.com, which will allow businesses and non-profits to post their business ideas and projects on a public online portal to encourage people to donate (donation crowdfunding) or invest (private placement investment for those with high incomes), more good news is expected…

New website is like Kickstarter for SC businesses

WCIV-TV October 16, 2013 COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) – A new website is helping small businesses in South Carolina raise capital through crowdfunding and investments. The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday began taking applications for its two new web portals. “There is a growing demand for small…

Nation’s small business owners split on whether the government should shut down

By J.D. Harrison, The Washington Post Published: September 27 | Updated: Monday, September 30, 6:00 AM Down to the final days of the nation’s current spending plan, with negotiations over a new one at a standstill, nearly half of small business owners are in favor of shutting the government down, according to a new poll. Researchers…

Climate costs rise like sea levels with delayed action on climate change

September 18, 2013 By Sandra Bridges | The Hill’s Congress Blog Many of the readers have visited Charleston’s Market, just a couple blocks from the harbor, where my business is located.  Tourism is our lifeblood as it is for our city.  So when our low-lying area of Charleston is flooded…

Less Than 50 Staffers? Your Four Main Obamacare Options

August 7, 2013 By Dinah Wisenberg Brin | Entrepreneur Small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees — or the equivalent — as defined by the U.S. Affordable Care Act may wonder what they should do to prepare for employee open enrollment on the new healthcare exchanges this October. If you’re among those…

Internships.com Another New Benefit for Members and it’s Free!

Do you need an intern for your business? Don’t wait any longer! Now is the time to post your internship opportunities. It’s no secret that internships have become an invaluable way for businesses to recruit top student talent while providing an extended evaluation period for prospective entry-level employees. Now, South Carolina Small…

S.C. businesses have new financing option

July 31, 2013 Staff Report| GSA Business The S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce has joined a Mission Markets online crowd-funding portal that gives businesses access to financing and donation-based investment resources. Chamber President Frank Knapp said the portal gives businesses and non-profits conducting a business enterprise another avenue to…