Internal Occupational Fraud: A warning for small business owners.

Internal occupational fraud — employees who misappropriate assets, tamper with checks, steal cash or inventory, etc. — robs staggering amounts of money from businesses worldwide… Read More…

Charlotte, NC a “Best” Place to Start a Small Business (but here’s where you should start one)

If you live in the Queen City and are looking to launch your own business, I have good news for you. Charlotte was just ranked as one… Read More…

3 Things to Consider Before You Crowdfund Your Next Business Endeavor

The Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City based nonprofit focusing on entrepreneurship and education, recently presented its Annual State of Entrepreneurship Report at its annual event,… Read More…

The Sun Sets on North Carolina’s Solar Tax Credit

North Carolina’s 35% tax credit for solar and other renewable energy projects officially died December 31, delivering a fairly decent blow to the rapidly growing… Read More…

New FDA Regulations Impact Craft Brew Industry

North Carolina loves its beer but new legislation under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may drive prices up and limit variety. The FDA’s Food… Read More…

NC Wineries Stand Tall

Beer may be getting all the attention in North Carolina, but don’t count wine out just yet. The state’s 160+ wineries bring in big dollars… Read More…

NC Breweries Dominate the South

The Discovery Channel’s documentary “How Beer Saved the World” (check Netflix) traces the important role that beer has played throughout history — from the origins… Read More…

Reigning in Patent Trolls: The Innovation and PATENT Acts

Legislation aimed at making it more difficult for “patent trolls” to file unfair patent-infringement lawsuits is making its way through Congress.  The Innovation Act, approved… Read More…

Renewable Energy Act Becomes Law

Renewable energy developers received good news this spring when Senate Bill 372, the Renewable Energy Safe Harbor Act, became the law of the land in… Read More…

Proposed Changes to NC’s Building Code: House Bill 255

Changes may soon be coming to North Carolina’s building code.  House Bill 255, designed to make the inspection process more efficient for homebuilders, passed the… Read More…