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Spiro Institute hosts classes for small, mid-sized businesses

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The program, called Spiro Sessions, includes courses in marketing, sales, accounting, legal, operations, banking, and information technology. Clemson University’s Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership invites owners of small to mid-sized businesses to learn more about business fundamentals, such as marketing and accounting, through a professional development program that kicks off…

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Iron Yard to close all 15 campuses

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The Greenville-based company rapidly expanded over the course of four years. For four years, The Iron Yard has trained would-be computer coders at its home campus in Greenville and campuses across the nation. Today, the company announced it was shutting its doors at all locations.  A statement issued by the Greenville-based…

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Scio Diamond announces debt restructuring

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The company, which makes synthetic diamonds for the gemstone and industrial markets, will receive relief on interest payments and be given access to additional funding from its creditor. Scio Diamond Technology Corporation today announced that it has restructured its debt with Heritage Gemstone Investors. The new agreement includes the benefits…

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The Quiet Man

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NEXT VMS Mentor, Tee Hooper may speak softly, but he wields a big influence in the Upstate. In khakis and sport shirt, Tecumseh “Tee” Hooper Jr.’s attire matches his demeanor — quiet, unassuming, and laid back. But in that same under-the-radar way, Hooper has left his mark on more than…

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Greenville-based ChartSpan closes on $16 million investment

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Greenville-based medical records software company ChartSpan officials will announce today that they plan to fill 300 new jobs in the next 18 months, growing its workforce to 500 employees that include nurses and certified healthcare technicians. The expansion is the third major investment for CEO and co-founder Jon-Michial Carter and his brother and co-founder Patrick Carter, ChartSpan’s…

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