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14052
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A small business that can offer a unique product or service that meets an unfilled consumer demand or desire is termed a niche business. The authors profile four companies that are representative of the many North Carolina firms that have found a niche. They are The Aviation Group (Raleigh); U.S. Cooler, Inc. (Tarboro); Total Concept, Inc. (Winston-Salem); and Long Life Lighting, Inc. (Charlotte).
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 4 Issue 3, Mar 1984, p13-15, 18-19, por Periodical Website
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24426
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The growth of Raleigh’s downtown improves the economy, but hurts many of the small businesses. The Square Rabbit, a local bakery that opened in 1991, faces forced relocation in two years, a mandate that will make way for newer, flashier businesses.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 42, October 2015, p16-17, il, por Periodical Website
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34856
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Slice Pie Company, based out of a garage in Raleigh, is run by a father and daughter team. Since 2014, they have been baking and delivering pies all over the nation. The pie crust recipe has been passed down from generation to generation, and is the reason many people come back for more.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 10, March 2018, p122-126, il, por Periodical Website
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34857
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In Marshall, North Carolina, a small bakery called Smoke Signals has a unique way of baking pies: in a wood-burning oven. Owner Tara Jensen not only bakes and sells pies, but also gives workshops to bakers wishing to perfect the craft of pie baking.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 10, March 2018, p128-134, il, por Periodical Website
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34859
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There are over 60 independent bookstores in North Carolina, and each one has a unique atmosphere. Author Jill McCorkle praises bookstores in her area before sharing a story of her own relationship with small bookstores and what they can do for the community.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 10, March 2018, p144-148, il, por Periodical Website
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34860
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The Old Books store in Wilmington has a new addition: a loft that can be rented out to stay the night. The loft, called Top Shelf, has a room full of North Carolina writer’s works, a giant Scrabble board on the floor, and has a full kitchen and bathroom.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 10, March 2018, p150-151, il, por Periodical Website
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34862
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In the small town of Sylva, North Carolina, a town-staple known as Lulu’s on Main has been in service for several years. Under new management since 2013, owner Mick McCardle has introduced sustainability plans and customer service initiatives, while his son Devin has incorporated more international flavors into the dishes served.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 11, April 2018, p48-50, il, por Periodical Website
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34886
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North Carolina has been a good state for growing wheat in for centuries. But now, there is a renaissance occurring for heirloom grains. Small businesses including bakers, wheat farmers, and millers have begun to work together in order to bring back traditional grains into bread recipes of the south.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 11, April 2018, p122-130, il, por Periodical Website
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36175
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His mother’s gardening business taught him how to generate a meaningful customer experience. Later research confirmed lessons learned early: cultivate customer relationships; growing a business requires patience; nurture expertise level skills.
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36168
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Returning to her birthplace entailed coming back to a place that still felt like home. Helping to make it her hometown was familiar haunts like the long standing Bill’s Hot Dogs.
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36234
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Taylor Hicks’ success was an illustration of ECU’s slogan “on hands on deck.” In this partnership were SEED@ECU, the Pitt County Economic Development Commission, Uptown Greenville, and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. Inspiring other locals to contribute to Greenville/Pitt County’s economic boom story were examples of local business owners. Also as encouragement was a nod to small business’ substantial contribution to the national job market.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 38 Issue 11, Nov. 2018, p67-68, 70, 72, 74-77 Periodical Website
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36309
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Giving a considerable kick-start to America’s economy and job development is small businesses. Experts are hopeful the recent uptick in entrepreneurial ventures will bring the needed economic and occupational boost. The author believes this trend’s continuation includes making establishment of innovative and disruptive businesses possible for the next generation. Hood believed this was possible through activities such as entrepreneurship education programs through 4-H clubs and the Raleigh Children’s Business Fair.