Illumiday Lights the Way in Harnett County
"It all started with a light bulb moment my wife, Rebecca, and I shared in December of 2020. We launched the business about halfway through 2021. Shortly after launch, one of my first networking meetings was with Charity Barbee, Harnett County Small Business Center (SBC) Coordinator, at the Angier Chamber of Commerce.
New Down Town Café hopes to become a staple in Siler City
Last Thursday morning, like most days of the week, Down Town Café was bustling. The smell of home fries and sizzling bacon wafted through the diner as the allure of German chocolate cakes beckoned potential customers inside from the windows.
RISE Graduate Makes Her Dream A Reality
Chelsea Fields is living a dream as she has opened a new business -- The Eyelight Cafe and Comics -- following her participation in the Real Investment in Sanford Entrepreneurs program, more commonly known by the acronym RISE
Driving Into Business
Shirley Gray, was an instructor for a truck driving school in Dunn, NC, when a colleague told her about the resources and programs that the Small Business Center
No Place Like Om
The pandemic nearly derailed local entrepreneur Jan Smith’s plans to open a yoga studio in downtown Sanford.
RISE Program Launches Another Small Business
A new catering business will soon open in downtown Sanford thanks to a $5,000 grant from the city’s Real Investment in Sanford Entrepreneurs program.
Two Downtown Businesses Set to Open in August
Two new businesses are expected to open in downtown Sanford in August, a yoga studio and a clothing boutique.
CCCC Student Will Open Barbering Business
Anthony "Biff" Graham, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, is following his dream.
Candle Maker Sparks New Flame in Market, Assisted by CCCC Small Business Center
From a hobby to a growing business, Brandy Mutchler of Angier has taken the candle market to a new level.
CCCC's SBC Assists Author Kristen Hopkins, Who is Changing Lives of Others
Sometimes even bad circumstances can turn into something good. That's one lesson Kristen Hopkins learned after a series of personal setbacks forced her to examine and reset her life.
CCCC's Small Business Center Assists Local Citizens
When Cleo Blue started searching for a small business loan to refinance his commercial building, what he found was a whole lot of frustration.