Tom Ellis of Cedar Grove, Orange County, is the book-keeping wizard of small-town America. Ellis invented an economical book-keeping system for small businesses: \"$1 a week system,\" all contained in a book that sells for $6.
There are 1,841 tattoo artists in the state who are licensed by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Of that number 145 work in Cumberland County, and many of their clients are soldiers from Fort Bragg. Bill Claydon, who has operated a tattoo parlor, Tattoo World, with nine artists in Fayetteville since 1986, is featured in this article.
Employment benefits offered by the profiled thirty four companies, ranged from small to large, included mentorships, child and pet friendly policies, free dental care, flexible work scheduling, tuition reimbursement up to $5,000, paid volunteer days, and all-expense paid trips for top performers. Profiled companies included Hill, Chesson, and Woody; N2 Publishing; Practicon; CCS Construction Staffing; Insperity; Williams Mullen; Alston and Bird LLP; and CPI Security.