Why You Need a Business Valuation (even if you don’t plan on selling soon)

A few weeks ago, the local county tax assessor sent appraisal staff through the neighborhood.  They poked around the back yard, took some measurements, and… Read More…

3 Steps for Setting and Achieving Your Business Goals

Smart business leaders understand that setting goals is a critical first step in growing their businesses in the right direction.  But what that direction is,… Read More…

Self-Improvement Benefits You and Your Business

September is Self-Improvement Month, a month focused on making changes, embracing a fresh outlook, and taking advantage of new opportunities.  We tend to think of… Read More…

Expanded Mentor-Protégé Program Presents New Opportunities For Business

Experts say it’s the best of both worlds: the combined resources, stability, and experience of large, established firms with the innovation, focus, and energy of small,… Read More…

Make Way For Millennials: Harness the Power of the Next Generation and Grow Your Business

It’s so easy to pick on the Millennials — or the Gen Yers, the Echo Boomers, Gen Next, the Screenagers, the Me Generation, the Trophy… Read More…

5 Cybersecurity Basics for Your Small Business (and yes, you really need them)

We’ve all heard the horror stories: hackers stealing the credit card information from some 70 million Target customers and 56 million from Home Depot; 80… Read More…

The Federal Reserve Raised Interest Rates. Now what?

While all eyes are on Congress this week as it works out a budget deal and attempts to avert another government shutdown, the Federal Reserve… 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…