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“Site Shepherd” is a new app to facilitate site selection process

A Greenville, SC company has plans to at least partially disrupt the site selection process with a new app. The company – Global Location Strategies (GLS) – officially unveiled its new “Site Shepherd” last week at the virtual SelectUSA conference and will also host a virtual “Site Shepherd” launch party…

Four tips offered on ways of minimizing a bad hire

Finding, hiring and retaining people is always a challenge for any organization, but there were four concrete suggestions offered in this recent column by Donald Thompson that appeared in WRAL TechWire. If you don’t have time to read the column, here are his thoughts in bullet form: Don’t neglect your prep…

PART 1: Executive Director of The E-Center says his “small business roots run deep”

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article in a two-part series spotlighting The E-Center in Decatur and Morgan County, AL, something that could be a model for no-metropolitan communities to investigate.) By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA “My small business roots run deep,” says John Joseph, Executive Director of…

University Growth Fund adds third office in Atlanta

The University Growth Fund (UGF), the largest student-run equity fund in the country, has expanded its operations to Atlanta, home to 26,000 college and university students of color. With more than $65 million in assets under management from several institutional investors, UGF gives university students the opportunity to gain real-world…

PitchBook’s newest report is titled the “Emerging Tech Indicator”

PitchBook’s newest report, titled the “Emerging Tech Indicator (ETI),” has just been released and is available for download here. In its announcement, PitchBook explained that thousands of early stage deals occur each quarter that have the potential to shape the future and disrupt industries. “However, the sheer magnitude of this…

Launch Chapel Hill ties university, community together to support entrepreneurs

Launch Chapel Hill is a good example of how a major university and various public entities can come together to support entrepreneurs in the region. Created in 2013 through a partnership between the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the Town of Chapel Hill and Orange County, the organization’s mission is…