Charleston Business News

Charleston Habitat for Humanity Seeks Veterans for Homeownership Program

This spring Charleston Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its first Veterans Build home in North Charleston, which is sponsored by Publix Supermarket Charities. Veterans Build is a comprehensive initiative to provide volunteer, housing, and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families. The organization expects to break ground on its…

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Non-Profit Hosts 13th Annual Money Fair Free for Local Residents

The Increasing H.O.P.E. Financial Training Center will host its 13th presentation of Money Fair Saturday, April 21th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Royal Life Center at 4441 Durant Avenue in North Charleston. In addition to providing financial literacy and education during its annual community outreach, the non-profit organization will host the inaugural Pastors…

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Local Black Businesses Still Can’t Run With The Big Dogs

By Barney Blakeney Last weekend at many of the local Black owned businesses in the metropolitan Charleston region, it was business as usual. Popular soul food restaurants saw their typical patrons, some even saw fewer regulars. Beyond a higher percentage in hotel occupancy and unusually heavy traffic congestion in downtown Charleston, Black businesses saw little…

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Charleston County Offers Free Small Business Enterprise 101 Monthly Workshops

Charleston County Government’s Contracts and Procurement Department announces free workshops for small business owners. All workshops are from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the county’s Perimeter Building located at 4050 Bridge View Drive, Suite 500 in North Charleston, in the Office of Business Opportunities Conference room. Small Business Enterprise 101 Workshops: March 29 April…

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The Natural Hair Guru – Lisa V. Burks

By Patrice Smith Lisa V. Burks’ passion for hair began when she was child. “At the tender age of seven, I started braiding hair on a mannequin. By nine I was doing my mother’s hair and by the time I was twelve years old I was braiding my sister’s hair.” After a two year stint…

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Young Restaurateur Serves Up Delicious Buffet

By Patrice Smith At the tender age of 23, Angela Baby owns one of the largest restaurants in the Lowcountry.  The U.S. & Asian Buffet on Ashley Phosphate Road (near Dorchester Road) opened the day after Thanksgiving and Angela is straight business. “All my friends just want to hang out and have fun. But I’m…

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