Friday, January 11, 2013
Class will be held at Tri-County Technical College's Pendleton campus.
A free small business start-up class, Small Business Start Up, will be offered Thursday, January 17, at Tri-County Technical College’s Pendleton Campus. It will be held in the Industrial and Business Development Center from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. The class is sponsored by Tri-County Technical College, Clemson’s Small Business Development Center and SCORE. Topics will be discussed to allow students to evaluate their ideas for business, and assess its viability. In addition, students will learn some of the key aspects of preparing to own and manage their own business. For more information or to register, call (864) 646-1700 or visit www.tctc.edu/learn.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
At a stop Monday at a local manufacturer, DeMint decries the "uncertainty" that the Obama Administration and Congress are creating for small businesses.
From the look and sound of things, Adex Machining Technologies has a bright future ahead of it as it continues to grow and build customers in the aerospace, defense, and energy sectors. Led by Jason Premo and Sean Witty, two young, erstwhile Georgia Tech graduates, the company — located on Feaster Road in Greenville — machines heavy-metal components for the likes of Boeing and Sikorsky and General Electric. Begun in 2007 with just a handful of employees, the company now employs nearly 50. Several of those employees earn wages in the range of $60,000 annually, Premo said, with a handful of others earning six figures — many with only a tech school degree. Still, despite the company's apparent success, both Premo and Witty fret about their …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Jeremy Mims of Own Local passing along a lot of information about how to use Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest and Email to optimize your business presence.
Jeremy Mims of Own Local, who currently advises five startups including Perpetually.com, led an educational seminar designed to teach business owners how to improve their connection to the community online in Easley on Wednesday. Easley Patch sponsored the event, which was held at Maximum Potential Training. Business owners learned how to take better advantage of sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as a mini workshop on how to use Easley Patch.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Business owners you can learn how to use social media to boost your business.
Easley Patch is happy to announce that Jeremy Mims of Own Local, who currently advises five startups including Perpetually.com, has graciously agreed to participate in an educational seminar designed to teach business owners how to improve their connection to the community online. It's not too late to RSVP. Just add your contact information to the comments section below or email email@example.com. We will give out gift cards to the first 10 people to register on Tuesday. Business owners can learn about how to take better advantage of sites such as Facebook and Twitter. There will also be a mini workshop on how to use Easley Patch and how to add your own content to the online conversation. Join us May 23 at Maximum Potential Training. …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
From baby showers to over-the-hill celebrations, the store offers everything from balloons and centerpieces to invitations and paper products
On a recent Friday afternoon, a party atmosphere was beginning to take shape at a local Easley business. Customers bought things for St. Patrick's Day celebrations, a crown for an over-the-hill party and a pink-and-black balloon bouquet was being readied for birthday party. The two sales associate, Sara Hubber and Mallory Burr, critiqued each other's work, adding a bit of color here, suggesting how the ballons should be grouped together for the bouquet and greeting each customer who came through the door. A helium tank hissed, breathing life into each of the balloons. Quickly tied with coordinating ribbon, the bouquet was ready in less than 15 minutes and the customer was out the door. Paper Party Place has been helping put the "P" in …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Indoor archery range, supplies store hopes to hit the mark with area enthusiasts
Travis and Angel Weathers of Easley love bow-hunting. Both avid hunters since childhood, the Weathers wanted a place they could practice, even if conditions outside make it unbearable. It was the reason the couple decided to open Xtreme Outdoors, a three-dimensional archery range and bow-hunting supply store at 7005-A Calhoun Memorial Highway. "We got tired of it being too hot, or too cold, or too wet," said Angel Weathers. "The closest indoor range is more than an hour away." The store will offer a full line of archery targets, including Rinehart, and archery products. The store also will offer training for those who have never used a bow as well as two certified bow techs, who will help new hunters find the right equipment for them. …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The following Pickens County restaurants were inspected Oct. 22-25.
Information provided by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Grade A - The food service establishment earned 88-100 points. Its sanitation and food safety practices scored appeared to be in the 'acceptable to very good' range during DHEC's unannounced routine inspection. Grade B - The facility earned from 78-87 points. Its sanitation and food safety practices appeared to be in the 'marginal to acceptable' range during DHEC's unannounced routine inspection. Grade C - The food service earned from 77-70 points. Its sanitation and food safety practices appeared to be in the 'poor to marginal' range during DHEC's unannounced routine inspection.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
A day of shopping followed by two more?
Yesterday was one of the few days where you were late, if you weren't up before the crack of dawn. Thousands of bargain-hunters lined up before midnight on Thanksgiving night in anticpations of big box stores opening when the clock struck twelve. By mid-afternoon, Woodruff Road looked only slightly busier than it does on a typical Saturday. In Mauldin, many small and locally owned businesses such as Moonstruck on Main Street saw a steady stream of customers. We've added some pictures from when we were out and about. Feel free to add yours and let us know where the best deals were. And don't forget, today is Small Business Saturday, so shop local!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Find out who's out, what they're buying and where the hot spots are this Black Friday in the Upstate.
Starting late Thursday night, we'll have a live blog running to share stories of frenzied Black Friday shoppers at stores across the Upstate. We also want you to share your photos of long line, traffic jams, great deals and tall coffees with everyone else. Just click in the box below to share your Black Friday story.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Whether you're heading over the river to Grandma's or through the woods to the mall, check out the roadways before you leave.
Millions of Americans will be hitting the roads this weekend. Many will travel out of town to visit relatives or friends for Thanksgiving. Some will just make a quick trip over to Grandma's in the next town. And others will head out to begin (or finish) their holiday shopping. Whatever reason you're hopping in the car this weekend, make sure you check out our live traffic map (thanks to our friends at MapQuest) before you head out.