Horry County is near the top of SC for small business success. Here’s what the numbers show.

Georgetown and Horry counties are among the state’s best for small businesses, a newly issued study from technology firm SmartAsset found. They are ranked third and fifth respectively in categories including income, tax rates and returns based on federal and state tax filings. “A business friendly climate doesn’t just happen. It’s a result of effective planning, priorities and collaboration,” said Horry Council member Tyler Servant, who’s also chief operating officer at Surfside Realty. “While South Carolina’s headlines are full of stories about dysfunctional county governments, I’m proud to be a part of one that is delivering for the taxpayers.” Georgetown […]

Small Business – Picayune Items

Valeria Fernandes appointed Chief Digital & Information Officer Meudon (France), May 2, 2023 – Vallourec announced the appointment of Valeria Fernandes as Digital & Information Systems Director. She succeeds Naïla Giovanni and joins the Executive Committee. Philippe Guillemot, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Vallourec, said: “I am delighted welcome Valeria to the Group and the Executive Committee. Valeria has an extensive international career in IS/IT including a strong focus on Digital. Her passion for technologyher significant experience in leading change at the highest levels and her exposure to our main geographies will be a […]

Biden Administration Begins Initiative to Expand Access to Capital for Small Businesses

The Biden administration is looking to strengthen the small business sector by expanding access to capital, investments, technical assistance and services required to support the companies’ growth initiatives. As part of the initiative, the administration has proposed rules to diversify the network of private funds and managers that provide long-term debt or equity investments to small businesses and extend additional licenses to nonbank lenders and community development financial institutions, the White House said Tuesday . The Small Business Administration is also proposing to update regulations governing certain loan programs to ease processing burdens for small business borrowers. In December 2022, […]

I Didn’t Think I Could Purchase A Company

This story begins with a routine call to help a colleague with a few questions about advertising. We were discussing her business and she mentioned her hope to retire in the near future. Fast forward to the next morning when I was walking our dogs with my husband. I was sharing the conversation with him when he responded with “Why don’t YOU buy her publishing company?” Honestly, the thought hadn’t crossed my mind and looking back, I am disappointed for the reasons why. In sharing what I learned from my lesson, I thought I could help other female business owners! […]