Entrepreneurship (page 2)

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    Is there a fair way to tax Wayfair and other online retailers?

    Wayfair, the home furnishings online retailer that is almost as ubiquitous as Ikea and original maker of the second-hand computer stand being used for this blogpost, is at the Supreme Court tomorrow. South Dakota is trying to tax Wayfair’s sales in that state. It’s oddly symmetrical for…
    Joseph Coletti, April 16, 2018
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    Big money for local solutions

    One of the nation’s newest philanthropic efforts, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and one of its oldest, the Rockefeller Foundation, are accepting registrations from local, private organizations around the country with the goal of giving a million dollars each (and technical assistance) to ten of them who are making a significant…
    Joseph Coletti, April 13, 2018
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    What Will the Innovators Think Of Next? Check Out The Rolling Dentist Office

    Who knew going to the dentist could be an experience? Check out this story about a dentist on wheels that’s targeting Millennials — not folks who are living on the margins and little access to dental care. Evidently Millennials don’t want to drive to the dentist. Hmm. I don’t…
    Donna Martinez, April 4, 2018
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    Wait for it

    Some truths span cultures, even if we forget them from time to time. When somebody rediscovers one of these truths, it starts to show up everywhere. Consider the importance of waiting to have children until marriage, which should come after completing education and beginning work (or post-secondary education). The Journals…
    Joseph Coletti, March 29, 2018
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    Want Billionaires? We’ve Got ‘Em

    Entrepreneurship is alive and prospering in North Carolina. The new Forbes list of billionaires carries three familiar names to North Carolinians who follow business and leadership. Triangle Business Journal reports three of our own are on the list. They are Jim Goodnight, John Salls, and Clemmie Spangler Jr. Speaking of…
    Donna Martinez, March 12, 2018
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    Can barbers spur local economic growth?

    Chuck Marohn is a city planner who tries to expose the game for what it is. In a recent Strong Towns post that then appeared at Philanthropy Daily, Marohn explains why bringing a barber into town once a week from the regional center would be a better investment than…
    Joseph Coletti, March 12, 2018
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    Fayetteville’s taxpayer funded ballpark is happening

    Almost a year and a half ago, I wrote about Cumberland County’s plans to divert money from the school system to build a ballpark in Fayetteville for the Single-A Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros.  At the time I argued that building a $33 million stadium with city and…
    Julie Tisdale, March 8, 2018
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    Hope for food trucks in Carolina Beach

    Back in December, I wrote about Regulatory problems for food trucks in Carolina Beach.  So imagine my delight when I saw this morning that, later this week, the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission will be considering amendments to local ordinances “to create allowances for food trucks.” I have…
    Julie Tisdale, March 5, 2018