Business & Finance

SCDOR reminder: Income Tax due date is July 15

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds taxpayers the updated Income Tax due date is July 15, 2020.   The SCDOR aligned with the IRS in March and extended the filing and payment due date for Income Taxes due April 1 – July 15 to July 15, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tax…

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SC Law Firms, Charleston Legal Expand Pro Bono Legal Clinic Statewide to Help Small Businesses & Nonprofits Navigate Pandemic’s Economic Impact

July 1, Charleston Legal Access, along with law firms Nelson Mullins and Jackson Lewis, announced they will expand their South Carolina Virtual Legal Clinic statewide to assist small business owners and nonprofits. Initially launched at the end of May to help those in the Lowcountry region, the clinic offers pro bono legal consultations to help…

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Lowcountry nonprofits can apply for free services provided by local marketing agency

Trio Solutions Inc. (TRIO), a Mount Pleasant-based marketing communications agency, will work nonstop for 24 hours to provide free advertising and marketing services to Lowcountry nonprofits during its 14th annual CreateAthon on October 29-30, 2020. CreateAthon is a 24-hour creative marathon started by Riggs Partners in Columbia more than 20 years ago. TRIO joined as…

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Power:Ed Awards $180,000 to Improve Adult Literacy & Job Opportunities for Deaf, Blind, and Sensory Disabled Students

Power:Ed, a philanthropy of South Carolina Student Loan Corporation, has awarded $150,000 to Trident Literacy Association and $30,000 to the SC School for the Deaf and Blind Foundation. Trident Literacy Association offers literacy programs to adults that promote vital life skills, and the SC School for the Deaf and Blind provides educational programs to individuals…

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Minority-Owned Miestro.com Paves Faster, Simpler Path for the Massive E-Learning Space Industry

As social distancing and shelter at home became the newest challenge for burnt-out seasoned professionals to surmount in the era of COVID-19, one small company had already been helping frustrated corporate executives turn their expansive knowledge into robust revenue in the multi-billion-dollar e-learning industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Miestro.com is a small, minority-owned, but fast-growing player…

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Citizens’ Input Needed on Spending Millions of Dollars in Grant Money

Charleston County Community Development is requesting citizens’ input on how to spend federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Charleston County and the City of North Charleston can use this funding for housing and community development projects that benefit low-to-moderate income households. Charleston County is asking citizens to fill out…

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Lowcountry Local First partners on Charleston Together Initiative Fund

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has joined the Charleston Together Initiative started by State Senator Marlon Kimpson and State Representative Marvin Pendarvis on May 31, 2020 alongside the Coastal Community Foundation. To date, the fund has raised 72% of the $100,000 total goal. A significant portion of funds will be available to nonprofit organizations to enhance community and race…

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MBDA COVID-19 Project Forms Task Force to Focus on Minority-owned Businesses

  MBDA COVID-19 Project announces the formation and ongoing operations of the Amplify Task Force. The task force will function as a think tank for the minority community gathering input from minority-owned businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational and financial institutions. According to Diane E. Sumpter, operator of the South Carolina MBDA Business Center, this new…

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Black Workers More Likely to Face Retaliation for Raising Coronavirus Concerns

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia As more corporations jump into the fray, offering statements of support for African Americans in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, a new study reveals that many companies’ actual policies and practices contradict their public statements. With just a…

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Essence Calls for a National “Declaration of Equity” and Launches $100 Million Equity and Justice Benefit Initiative

At no other time in this generation have the ill consequences of systemic racism collided with such force in the social consciousness of America. To directly address the racial injustices and inequities magnified by both COVID-19 and the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others, ESSENCE, the leading media, technology and commerce…

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