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Apr 24, 2019

Moor For Less, a Wilmington-based online boat slip marketplace, is one of 15 recipients of the NC IDEA MICRO grant, according to a news release Wednesday. “We had some success being 100% self-funded and organically growing the business,” said Keith Markfield, founder of the startup. “We had the opportunity to apply for the grant to accelerate what we a ...

Apr 23, 2019

VentureSouth Starting Wilmington Angel Investment Group

By Johanna Cano, posted Apr 23, 2019

VentureSouth, an angel investment network, is starting a Wilmington chapter seeking to connect local investors and provide funding opportunities to entrepreneurs in the region. Wilmington will be VentureSouth’s 14th location, according to a news release Tuesday. “Growing our angel investment community, giving our entrepreneurs greater access to capital an ...

Apr 19, 2019

Hamilton Looks To Redefine The Entrepreneur

By Johanna Cano, posted Apr 19, 2019

To be an entrepreneur you don’t have to be a young graduate of a top university who invents a new technology and is willing to risk everything to start a company. Entrepreneurship can be for single parents, working-class people, inmates and even kids. Entrepreneurship can be for all. That is the message Brian Hamilton wants to spread in Wilmington, the state and ever ...

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Selling Your Story: The Elevator Speech

Posted Mar 21, 2019
This Insights article was contributed by Keith White, MA, Certified Life Coach

When I started my coaching practice, I took a step backwards and asked myself, What is coaching?
 
I decided to develop an elevator speech that caused me to personalize my definition of coaching. My academic training and practical experience gave me a foundational und...read entire article
Apr 5, 2019

Local Lawyer Brews Beer, Showbiz Advice

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Apr 5, 2019

For Thomas Varnum, a partner at the Wilmington office of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, the most challenging aspect of getting Mad Mole Brewing off the ground was not the business plan, real estate or permits. It was the name.   Varnum had been given permission by one of his clients – the owner of an existing brew house and a potential compe ...

Apr 5, 2019

Off To The (business Of) Races

By Johanna Cano, posted Apr 5, 2019

Washed-out roads, a missed shipment of 3,000 medals and torn-up running courses are among some of the logistical headaches that Tom Clifford, founder of Without Limits, has faced while managing races in the Wilmington area.   Despite some of the hurdles, he still enjoys running a company that connects runners in the community.   As the owner of Without Limits ...

Mar 15, 2019

Bar, Shop Help Bridge A Wine Gap

By David Dean, posted Mar 15, 2019

As Wilmington-area bars and restaurants hosted numerous Mardi Gras celebrations recently, a new family run operation in Brunswick County joined in, hosting its first such event and drawing a fun crowd of wine enthusiasts from Leland and across the region.   Bridgewater Wines is one of the newest additions to the Cape Fear region’s food and drink scene. Husband ...

Mar 1, 2019

MADE Winners - Functional Products Category

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 1, 2019

Rulmeca Corp. rulmecacorp.com Year founded:2003   Number of employees: 11   Top official: Michael J. Gawinski, president   Company description: “We enable conveyor system operators and engineers to benefit from Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys through reasonably priced sales, local assembly and service.”   Target market: “We serve ...

Mar 1, 2019

MADE Awards Honor Region's Makers

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 1, 2019

In the fourth year of our MADE Awards competition, the winners covered a wide range of products being conceived and produced in the local market. The Greater Wilmington Business Journal launched the MADE Awards to spotlight makers, manufacturers, artisans, designers, small businesses and the businesses that support them in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. ...

Feb 27, 2019

N2 Ranks On Entrepreneur's Fastest-growing Franchises List

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 27, 2019

Wilmington-based N2 Publishing was recently named as one the fastest-growing franchises nationally by Entrepreneur magazine. The company, a publisher of customized neighborhood magazines, ranked No. 5 among 150 companies on Entrepreneur's Fastest-Growing Franchises Ranking for 2019, according to a news release. The fastest-growing list came out in the publicati ...

Feb 15, 2019

Surfing To The Rescue In New Markets

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 15, 2019

Wilmington-based P2P Rescue is making moves both locally and internationally.   After about three months of downtime because of Hurricane Florence, the company has relocated to a new space in the Dutch Square Industrial Park, becoming operational there in mid-January, said Cliff Ray, founder and owner of P2P Rescue.   The company’s former 2,000- square- ...

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