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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Seven Ways to Become a Better Leader

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Being a leader isn't as straightforward as some of us think.

When talking about leaders, it’s easy to group them into two categories: good and bad. Maybe you had a mentor who effortlessly guided you through one of the biggest challenges of your career or an overly-critical boss who left you wondering if you were ev...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Top Five Qualities to Look For in a Business Mentor

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Not all mentors are created equal.

It’s one of the things we believe in the most, and something that we personally have seen make a tremendous difference for businesses in every industry: the power of a great business mentor.  Everyone needs a mentor in their career, if ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Six Reasons Why You Should Bring Your Business Online

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Whether you build a website or create some social media accounts, here are six reasons why you should bring your business online.

As a business owner, we understand why you may be hesitant to bring your business online. We hear the same explanations a lot: you’re not tech-savvy, you’re still bringing new business to your office, or you already have too much on yo...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

How to Take Action on a Business Idea: That All-Important “First Step”

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So you’ve had a business idea. A breakthrough. A “Eureka!” moment. But now what?

Million-dollar ideas aren’t as illusive as they’re made out to be, but few people take the initiative to turn their dream into reality. Taking action on a business idea requires courage, resources, and time. As the old saying goes, &am...

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DRCI Business Insights Blog
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Five Great Productivity Apps That You Should Download Today

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Productivity apps are excellent tools for time management, collaboration, and organization.

Whether you need to get in touch with your team, keep track of your to-do list, or get work done on-the-go – there’s an app for that. Here are some great apps that you can download to help maximize your time.

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DRCI Business Insights Blog
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Small Business Budgeting: Tips for Making a Budget You’ll Stick To

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One of the most important aspects of running a small business is managing your bottom line -- which is a great deal easier if you have a working budget.

A well-planned and carefully managed budget allows you to track every aspect of your cash flow, from your monthly profits to annual expenses, and how much revenue you need to keep your business going. By putting these numbers on paper, you’re mo...

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DRCI Business Insights Blog
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Tips for Securing Start-up Funding

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If you’re an entrepreneur in the planning stages of starting your own business, it’s likely that securing the funds to launch your company is one of your top priorities.

Whether you’re about to launch your first business, or you’re a seasoned business owner about to start a new venture, there are a number of steps you should take – and resources you can uncover – in order to raise t...

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DRCI Business Insights Blog
Posted on: June 25, 2020

How Do You REALLY Run a Small Business? You’ve Launched Your Company. Now What?

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There are millions of books, magazines, articles and websites that teach you how to start a small business. You can learn how to get started, write a business plan, market your product or service, create social media campaigns - you name it.

Once you’ve launched your business though, it’s not as easy to find that same level of “how to” information when it comes to actually running your business.  However, what you do in the months and years fol...

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DRCI Business Insights Blog
Posted on: June 24, 2020

How to Prioritize When Everything is a Priority

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Everything seems equally important and time-sensitive. So how can you prioritize when everything is a priority?

All small business owners know the importance of setting goals and reaching them. But between the constant stream of incoming emails, unexpected issues that arise daily and 20 tasks that need to be done, well, yesterday, it can be hard to know where to st...

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DRCI Business Insights Blog
Posted on: June 23, 2020

SBA Disaster Loan Program Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

If you have not applied for an EIDL Loan, the portal is now open on the SBA website for new applications.

If you have not applied for an EIDL Loan, the portal is now open on the SBA website for new applications.

The EIDL process is two steps:

1. You first receive an advance (equal to $1K per employee).

2. If you qualify, you will receive an email from SBA offeri...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

The HUB

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Irony is a weird thing. For the past three years plans for the DRCI having its own space have been in the works.

Irony is a weird thing.  For the past three years plans for the DRCI having its own space have been in the works.  From our first days as an occupant at CareCore (now EviCore), to a “temporary” trailer that lasted 2+ ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

SC Small Businesses Now Eligible for SBA Disaster Assistance

While there are certainly significant challenges being faced by all of us, we are also encouraged by the many ways in which our community is also showing how we support one another.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering South Carolina low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  If you ...

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