April 2022 Advocacy Updates

Apr 5, 2022

Movement on federal legislation to promote fair competition: Small Business Rising is a coalition of independent businesses and local business support organizations working together to level the playing field and act as a united voice for independent businesses urging elected leaders to break the power of monopolies like… Read More

#GoodBiz22 Poem: Dare to Dream

Feb 24, 2022

Dare to Dream by Jammie Huynh; Written and performed live on Feb 24, 2022 at the Charleston Music Hall for the 9th annual Good Business Summit We were all born dreamers. Dreams of space, of kings and queens, monsters and magic. We dreamed, then we dreamed some more…. Read More

Get to know First Reliance Bank

Feb 22, 2021

We are proud to have First Reliance Bank as a valued member of our organization and the Presenting Sponsor of our 8th annual Good Business Summit on February 24-25th, 2021. Headquartered in Florence, South Carolina, this community-focused financial institution has believed that “banking is more than money” since… Read More

Tips & Tricks for 2021 Business Planning

Dec 15, 2020

Tips & Tricks for 2021 Business Planning:   1. Look Back to Look Forward – Close out the year financially, review 2020 goals, accomplishments & shortcomings.  Do you know what you should be looking for? 2. Manifest the results you want: Financial Plan, Strategic Plan, SMART Goals, forecasting & budgeting… Read More

The countdown to #GoodBiz2021 has begun!

Dec 2, 2020

The countdown has begun to the 8th annual Good Business Summit! We look forward to this two-day virtual event on the mornings of February 24 – 25th, 2021 (9am – 12pm). Join us as entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the country share inspiration and tactics for building a company with… Read More

Keep Folly Funky and Unchained

Oct 5, 2018

This Tuesday, October 9th, 2018, the City of Folly Beach has an opportunity to follow the lead of more than 30 communities across the country that have used regulation to protect and encourage unique character in business districts. In other words, regulating chain businesses that would otherwise be… Read More

2018 Good Business Summit: Workforce Woes

Oct 3, 2018

Written by Stephanie Hunt // Photo by Foxworthy Studios Innovative Options and Shared Community Values Charleston gets media accolades and glossy magazine spreads right and left, but for local business owners and residents, the picture is not always so postcard perfect. The Holy City was recently named the #1 worst city… Read More

2018 Good Business Summit Keynote: Be Authentic

Oct 3, 2018

Written by Stephanie Hunt // Photo by Foxworthy Studios Talking Company Culture with Karalee Nielsen Fallert and Steve Palmer Summit goers fueled by Callie’s Biscuits and high test Broom Wagon Coffee brew got plenty to chew on as the day kicked off with a conversation between local restaurateurs Karalee Nielsen… Read More