Entrepreneurship (page 2)

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    RE: The Story of NASCAR Great Dale Earnhardt

    Thanks to Terry Stoops for blogging about Dale Earnhardt. Not only was Dale the best ever, he was an amazing entrepreneur. Whether on the track or off the track, Dale was a fearless risk-taker and a self-made man. In my eyes, he stands as an example to us all…
    Donna Martinez, December 19, 2017
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    Can states develop better welfare work requirements?

    Workforce participation has stalled or declined among men and women of prime working age. Edward Lazear of Stanford University says 1.5 million jobs are simply “missing”. Existing work requirements for welfare programs have had limited success. Brookings Institution scholar Ron Haskins says in a recent paper the federal government…
    Joseph Coletti, December 8, 2017
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    NC competes, even without incentives

    This might be a first – an entire article about a company considering a move to Raleigh, and not a single mention of incentive grants or tax breaks to get them here.  Instead, Raleigh’s lower cost and tech talent base makes it an attractive relocation site for Appian. The…
    Julie Tisdale, December 7, 2017
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    California’s housing crisis offers lessons to NC

    “The great American single-family home problem” is an excellent piece today from the New York Times.  It looks at the housing crisis in California, but it has lessons for all cities, including those in North Carolina.  It alludes to the importance of Dillon Rule (which I wrote about…
    Julie Tisdale, December 4, 2017
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    Tax Reform and #GivingTuesday

    Tuesday was #GivingTuesday. Entering its sixth year, the day saw $177 million donated to charities around the world last year. About $70 billion will flow to churches and other nonprofit organizations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, a quarter of the total for the year donated by individuals.
    Joseph Coletti, November 28, 2017
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    A Funky-Looking Apple and The Courage To Take a Risk

    I have enormous respect for the people willing to risk it all to start a business. Here’s the story of cousins Kim and Tyler Malek. The duo decided to take ugly, imperfect-looking fruit that would otherwise be tossed out and turn it into luscious, creamy ice cream. “We…
    Donna Martinez, November 28, 2017
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    “It’s all part of our strategy to kind of do what Amazon did to retail”

    Airbnb has expanded into “experiences,” and CEO Brian Chesky sees big things ahead. Check out this fortune.com interview with a leader who continues to innovate and think ahead. We also think that people travel to have experiences. And…
    Donna Martinez, November 21, 2017
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    In Asheville, the market is working

    This is why I love the market. Uber and Lyft introduced something new.  All of a sudden, consumers had an alternative to taxis, and given the success that these ride sharing services have had, it appears that consumers love the model.  Of course, the losers were taxi companies, and many…
    Julie Tisdale, November 16, 2017