Let's get our minds off of dim, depressing economic news and talk about something this area loves – restaurants. Oh, come on, admit it. You all perk up when I talk about restaurants, so here goes.
There is business in nonprofits. To be viable, a nonprofit must raise money, and it must or should operate as a business would with its eye on expenses and expenditures.
So many times a business is born from frustration that turns to the recognition of opportunity. You look for a service or a product, and it is just isn't available or convenient. At that point, the "light bulb turns on."
This past weekend, I attended the annual Bulloch County community leaders retreat held on St. Simons Island. The gathering was a brain storming session involving elected officials, public officials, school, technical college, and university officials as well as business leaders.
There is an old business adage that "goes" it is best to have a company name that reflects what the company does. I think that banks, health care providers, and hair salons do a very good job of that.
What may look troubling on the surface, can actually be a blessing in disguise. Each year, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) ranks all 159 counties in Georgia based on certain economic factors and divides them into four tiers as required by the Georgia Job Tax Credit Law.
Statesboro, we now have a "man" store. You are probably wondering what type of store would warrant that description. Drum roll please - a genuine, no holds barred, gun store.
The last couple of weeks have seen unprecedented moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board in which the regulatory agency took the federal funds rate governing overnight lending between banks down to 3.0 percent – a full 1.25 point reduction.
It is a difficult thing to admit that you can longer keep up – in sports lingo, that "the game has passed you by." As hard as it may be to utter those words, Tracy Waters issued them without apparent regret.
As thrilled as I may appear to be when a new business or restaurant chooses to locate here – trust me, I am equally or more than thrilled when a local "has done good." And I assure you, this local has done more than "good."
It's a new year, so let's talk new commercial construction. Building is scheduled to begin next week on a new Po Jo's convenience store at the southeast corner of Highway 80 East and Burkhalter Road.
I have a new word for 2008 – Fruitation®, Don't bother going to www.dictionary.com or an actual dictionary, because you won't find it. It is a clever marketing ploy and registered trademark which caught my eye.
This past Friday, my husband Bill and I went shopping at the Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah. As an aside note, we went to the Oglethorpe Mall because our teenager wanted something for Christmas with a certain label attached to it which cannot be purchased in Statesboro.
The Associated Press recently reported that more than 50 franchisees and their financial backers are now suing Tex-Mex chain Moe's Southwest Grill LLC and its former parent company over allegations of fraud and breach of contract.