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Converspace’s founder, Tamika S. Washington, has officially kicked off final registration for the 2020 Start Up Virtual Summit to be held virtually on May 23, 2020. The 2020 Speaker Line Up includes Michelle D. Garrett of Divas with a Purpose; Marcia Brown of Behold Media Group; Lashay Price…

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Few businesses have been hit harder by the Coronavirus outbreak than full-service restaurants. These businesses require large crowds to remain profitable, and large gatherings were expressly prohibited by government shutdown orders.

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The Bronner Bros Int’l Beauty Show (BB) announced the launch of the BB Beauty & Barber Fund to provide relief to licensed cosmetology professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The collaborative effort will help supp…

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Columbia (SC) Chapter will present information to small business owners regarding ways they can safeguard the health of their business during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session aligns with the organizations commitment to promote economic empo…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the importance of local news to communities especially during crisis situations. From sharing critical, time-sensitive information on the pandemic to asking tough questions to community leaders, local news organizations play a critical role in keeping comm…

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson's insurance company to provide $100 million in PPP loans for minority- and women-owned companies

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Converspace’s founder, Tamika S. Washington, has officially kicked off final registration for the 2020 Start Up Virtual Summit to be held virtually on May 23, 2020. The 2020 Speaker Line Up includes Michelle D. Garrett of Divas with a Purpose; Marcia Brown of Behold Media Group; Lashay Price…

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Mark Myers grew up watching the Bonanza television show and dreaming of becoming a cowboy. As an adult he was able to make that dream come true. Mark and his wife Sandra are the founders of the Black Cowboy festival, held annually in Rembert, SC.

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Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the resumption of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP):

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The celebration of March as International Women's Month took a swift backseat with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the world and in our local Midlands environment. The only event that took place to mark International Women's Day before the halt of celebration activities was Gol…

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It’s no secret that money has a significant influence on our lives. While this is frequently made obvious in our daily routines, nothing underscores that sentiment quite like the current crisis. The emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in a societal spike of anxiety and fear, with many America…

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This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. This doc…

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A life-long dream came to fruition for Orangeburg, SC native, Deitra Briggman, who hosted a grand opening to celebrate her new business, The Casket Parlour.

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Elder, singer, and accomplished author, Keishan Scott, 19, is a young man of vision, ambition, and spirituality. A classic example of the anointing operating in Scott’s life, is when he was just 7, he was called by God in prayer into the gospel ministry; now having have preached for more tha…

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According to LeanIn.Org and Mckinsey and Company latest research on the state of women in the workplace within the U.S., the broken rung (i.e. getting promoted into a manager role) is the biggest obstacle for women of color advancing in corporate America.

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The city of Columbia has always been magnet for talented people from around the state. Many people have come here to begin their career or to start businesses. Two such people are Jermaine Britton and Larry Simmons, the owners of a new restaurant called The Capital City Cafe. Both men grew u…

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Some know from a very early age what they want to do with their life. But even with this knowledge, they often take a detour into other careers before returning to their first love. One such person is Elisa Robertson, owner of Miracle Hands Full Service Salon in Lexington, SC. Elisa Robertso…

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One of the most important debates Americans are having these days is the need for criminal justice reform. Millions of Americans are unhappy with the way law enforcement agencies interact with the people, and are demanding changes.

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It is often said that the only sure things in life are death and taxes. Deltrease Hart-Anderson, owner of D. Hart Accounting, has dedicated her life to helping people deal with the latter.

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Faith, perseverance and sacrifice. Many fortunes have been built because someone’s faith helped them persevere through the hard times and make personal sacrifices in order to achieve a greater goal. Dennis R. Gadson Jr. is the epitome of these traits.

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To be a successful business owner, it takes more than knowing how to do a job well; it takes knowing how to run a company. That’s what Reginald Vereen, owner of Kwik Transport, found out when he moved from being a driver to an independent contractor for FedEx.