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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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Rising costs of HMOs make it difficult for a number of small businesses to offer health insurance plans to their employees. Options in dealing with rising costs include joining an alliance, such as Caroliance, and working with a benefits consultant to get the best deal possible.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 56 Issue 11, Nov 1998, p12,14,18,20, il
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3598
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Small business owners face a challenge in today's labor market: difficulty in finding educated, skilled workers. Factors contributing to this include competition from larger companies that can offer better employee benefits.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 56 Issue 2, Feb 1998, p28, il
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Carrying a Minolta camera and a North Carolina road map, Mike Lassiter has traveled 30,000 of the state's 52,699 square miles. Lassiter's quest is to preserve family-owned businesses on film before this piece of Americana disappears forever. Many of these businesses are gathering places in small communities; some have operated for a century or more and have become institutions in their towns. Lassiter has traveled the state for the past six years and ended his quest in March 2005. He hopes to publish his collection of photographs and has received some interest from publishing houses.
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Many small businesses are unable to offer employees health insurance. Caroliance, a health insurance purchasing co-op, originated by the state in 1991, meets this need by linking businesses with insurance carriers.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 56 Issue 2, Feb 1997, p12-13, 16-19, il
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24825
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Geological Resources Inc. is a runner-up in the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Henry Brown started the Monroe-based company in 1971 while employed as a marine science professor at N.C. State University. Geological Resources provides environmental consulting for companies, employs twenty-eight, and expects to make $5 million in 2015.
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The Cookery will open as Durham’s first culinary incubator and certified kitchen space for rent. Entrepreneurs Nick Hawthorne-Johnson and Rochelle Johnson have opened the kitchen available 24/7 for rent to local businesses and individuals like food truck owners, artisanal bakers, or anyone without a permanent restaurant location. As a small business incubator, The Cookery will also offer business, marketing, and communications classes through Johnson’s Row Design Studios.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 14, April 2011, p39 Periodical Website
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27297
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Largely due to the high level of military presence in North Carolina, small businesses in the state are developing technologies for the military. In 2015, North Carolina companies were awarded $2.7 billion worth of defense contracts, which will expand businesses, create jobs, and improve the state economy.
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Phase Two of the Hillsborough Street Revitalization Project is underway. New turnabouts, sidewalks, and bike lines will be extended on the west side of the street and developers are building new mixed-use developments. Current small business owners on the street are unsure how their businesses will be affected by four years of construction and if the city cares about protecting them.
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24823
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Club Canine is a runner-up in the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Traci Whiteside opened the Caldwell County business in 2006 because she wanted to offer better care for dogs whose owners were on vacation. Club Canine provides day care and training for dogs and employs thirteen.
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According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, there are more than three-thousand small food businesses in the state dedicated to locally-sourced food products. Local food sales have grown significantly in the last five years, particularly in western North Carolina. This article highlights several local businesses and homegrown products relevant to the holidays.
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Small businesses in North Carolina are important to rural economies, and have been the creative fuel for the technology revolution. The North Carolina Technological Development Authority has contributed grants and loans to the state’s business incubators. Local organizations, authorities, and community colleges have also provided support where economic development resources are scarce.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 32 Issue 3, Mar 2000, p32-34, il, por Periodical Website
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North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurs through Action Learning (NC REAL) is offered in sixty-one high schools and community colleges across the state. The program guides students through the creation, design, and operation of their own small businesses.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 58 Issue 2, Feb 2000, p23, il
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Color Masters Painting Inc. is a runner-up in the 2015 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. Zeb Hadley opened the Raleigh business in 2003 after hearing a friend brag about making $400 in a weekend power washing houses. Color Masters Painting provides commercial painting for major corporations and small businesses, employs sixteen, and expects to make $8 million in 2015.
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REAL Enterprises offers rural students the opportunity to research, plan, set up, operate and own economically viable small businesses in cooperation with local educational institutions.
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