Nov 22, 2022

Applications Open For Brunswick Small Business Grants

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 22, 2022

Small business owners in Brunswick County with small projects that would promote their businesses can now apply for a grant specifically aimed at boosting their endeavors. Duke Energy has provided its Revitalization Grant to the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce which will work with the South Brunswick Business Development Committee to distribute funds. A total of ...

Nov 18, 2022

Against The Odds, Print Company Expands

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 18, 2022

Serial entrepreneur Carlton Brown ran a print company out of his Carolina Beach condominium for years without knowing how to turn on a copy machine.    “I know nothing about the print business,” he said.    Brown started what is now Island Print & Promo as an online-only store in 2016 and programmed the website himself, initially int ...

Oct 25, 2022

Wilmington Startups Receive Nods From NC IDEA

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 25, 2022

A Wilmington startup with a solution for toe walking has received a grant from NC IDEA Foundation, according to a press release Tuesday. Project Heel was named one of 15 startups in the state selected as winners of the ninth NC IDEA MICRO grant cycle. The grant is designed for small projects by young companies looking to “validate and advance their ideas,&rdquo ...

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Dallas Romanowski
Cornerstone Business Advisors

How to Plan When You’re Too Busy to Plan

Posted Nov 16, 2022
Your daily responsibilities as a successful business owner can make planning for a successful future seem impossible. But with the right process, you may find that this planning is both achievable and a means to give you even more time to do what you want. Consider this three-step process for how to plan when you’re too busy to plan. 

1. Find people to plan for yo...read entire article
Oct 21, 2022

SBTDC Welcomes New Regional Director

By Johanna Cano, posted Oct 21, 2022

Beth Wilkerson has taken on the role of regional director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Wilkerson comes to the role following former director Heather McWhorter’s transition in June to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as its new director. Wilkerson most recently serve ...

Sep 16, 2022

Spotlighting This Year’s MADE Awards

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 16, 2022

Each year, the MADE Awards program brings attention to manufacturers and makers in the Cape Fear region, revealing that the area is home to more made-in-Wilmington products than residents and even business leaders might realize.    The Greater Wilmington Business Journal launched the MADE Awards for that very reason, to recognize makers, manufacturers, artisans ...

Sep 16, 2022

MADE Winners: Manufacturer Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2022

Cape Fear Customs capefearcustoms.com   Year founded: 2019   Number of employees: 21   Top official: Matthew Gillilan, owner and operator   Company description: Cape Fear Customs is Wilmington’s truck and off-road adventure store, specializing in overlanding, 4x4s and custom fabrication.   How has your product helped impact the reg ...

Sep 16, 2022

MADE Winners: Arts Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2022

Anchor Hardwoods anchorhardwoods.net   Year founded: 2010   Number of employees: 3-4   Top official: Bill Moore, managing partner   Company description: “Anchor Hardwoods is Wilmington’s friendly, local hardwood + home improvement headquarters.”   How has your company grown since its inception? “Our small business ...

Sep 16, 2022

MADE Winners: Functional Product Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2022

C3 Custom Golf c3customgolf.com   Year founded: 2018   Number of employees: 5   Top official: Cameron Lee, founder   Company description: C3 Custom Golf provides custom golf accessories and golf club customization services to golf clubs and individual players.   How has your company grown since its inception? “We started in a resid ...

Sep 16, 2022

MADE Winners: Food & Beverage Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2022

Acme Smoked Fish of North Carolina acmesmokedfish.com   Year founded: 2015   Number of employees: 276   Top official: Felipe Espinosa, director of manufacturing   Company description: “Fourth-generation, family-owned company recognized as the country’s leading smoked fish purveyor. We produce cold smoked salmon products sold through ...

Sep 16, 2022

MADE Winner: Exporter Category

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2022

American Hammer americanhammer.com   Year founded: 1952   Number of employees: 15   Top official: Ted Leitter, president and CEO   Company description: “An American industrial manufacturing company producing over 600 different handheld hammers for the domestic and international metal manufacturing industry. 100% American made right here i ...

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