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INDUSTRY LEADER GREG PARKER MOTIVATED TO CONTINUE TO MAKE AN IMPACT

With 28 stores in South Carolina, including 13 in Beaufort County and 69 stores overall throughout Georgia and South Carolina, Greg Parker has seen his convenience store company grow exponentially. 

Growth and expansion have always driven Parker since he opened the first Parker’s in Midway, Ga., in 1976. The company has grown by 20 to 24 percent a year for 22 straight years — and the limits will continue to be pushed. 

MAXIMIZE YOUR SALE PRICE AND POST-SALE WEALTH

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” 

This is a quote by one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, and it is still relevant today. It is our experience that most entrepreneurs do not have a formal plan to ensure they maximize the value of their business. We also find of the business owners who have put plans in place, many do not consider how to maximize their post-sale personal wealth. 

HOW DATA CAN HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CAREER DECISION

Finding the best career for you can be a challenge, but science is helping make those decisions a little bit easier.

Through a mix of assessments, professional development leaders can help you find the path to a perfect career. These assessments help a professional development expert understand a person’s strengths and help guide them to reach their professional goals.

Chris Shoemaker leads thriving May River Excursions 

If there is one thing Chris Shoemaker is sure he knows inside out, it is the May River. He grew up on the May and had most of his finest moments in life on the river. 

He’s now in his 11th season at the helm of May River Excursions, a sightseeing and boat charter business that has grown from one boat in 2010 to seven in 2021. 

WHEN TO BEGIN TAKING SOCIAL SECURITY

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

This is the $64,000 question. Making the right decision for you can have a meaningful impact on your financial income in retirement.

Before considering how personal circumstances and objectives may play into your decision, it may be helpful to preface that discussion with an illustration of how benefits may differ based upon the age at which you commence taking Social Security.

FOR CLOSE TO 25 YEARS, JEFF HERRIN HAS HELPED NOVICE AND ELITE PIANISTS STAY IN TUNE

He is one of the most revered musical technicians in the South, the behind-the-scenes secret weapon for local staples like The Jazz Corner, The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition to industry titans like George Shearing, Harry Connick Jr., and Bruce Hornsby.

JAMES & CALAY SWIFT, HUSBAND & WIFE, SHARE LOVE OF THE SPORT

When a married couple shares the same line of work, and it’s one that revolves around competition, there’s bound to be some tension, and the stakes can be high. 

When husband-and-wife golf pros James and Calay Swift had more time to hone their game, a date with the dishes was often on the line. But those days are gone, replaced by new concerns like who is going to get the kids to practice or round up dinner. 

SWINGFIT’S CLUB FITTING PUTS SCIENCE OVER ASSUMPTIONS

There is an emerging revolution in golf, building momentum in our own backyard. 

Chris Wycoff knows golfers love new toys. The latest tech, the newest gadgets, the sleekest golf balls — anything to give them a leg up in a game that is too often mental torture. 

INVESTMENT LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC

With 2020 barely in the rearview mirror and the headlines thus far in early 2021 feeling similar to last year’s COVID-driven challenges, investors may find themselves scratching their heads wondering why the stock market continues to establish new highs and what they should do in the face of this. How do you protect yourself from the potential for renewed market volatility? Will the rollout of the vaccines push the market even higher or are companies over-valued and due for a correction?

OPTIONS TO START SELLING PRODUCTS ONLINE

The U.S. ecommerce market brought in more than $504 billion in revenue in 2018. And it’s expected to grow to more than $735 billion by 2023. 

With so much potential in the market, it’s the perfect time for entrepreneurs to get started selling products online. Today’s sellers have a ton of options to make this happen. Here are five of the most popular.