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Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. From neighborhood grocery stores and cozy restaurants to vibrant barbershops and dance studios, they're the heart and soul of our neighborhoods.
With our series "Small But Mighty: The Power of Small Business," the objective is clear: to provide small business owners and the next wave of creative and innovative entrepreneurs with the tools, resources, and connections they need to succeed.
We invite you to join the conversation by using the hashtag #SmallButMightySC to share your stories about the small businesses driving South Carolina forward.
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Episode 1-Christa Williams, Uncle Willie’s Grocery Store
Located on historic Main Street, Uncle Willie's Grocery Store has become more than just a place to shop; it has become a hub for the community. In the premiere episode of our new series "Small but Mighty: The Power of Small Business, "Christa Williams, the owner of Uncle Willie's Grocery Store, shares her passion for serving the locals, building connections, and creating a space that feels like home.
In this series episode, we'll take you behind the scenes of:
Episode 2-Lina and Ismael Cordero, Waffle Drop
Nestled in Hampton Station, Greenville's very own Waffle Drop brings a taste of Hong Kong to South Carolina, courtesy of Lina and Ismael Cordero. This dynamic couple saw an opportunity to blend cultures and introduce the bubble waffle—a beloved Hong Kong treat—to a whole new audience.
In the second episode of "Small But Mighty: The Power of Small Business," join us as we indulge in the sweet success of Waffle Drop:
Episode 3-Landry Phillips, Regal Lounge
Situated on Bull Street in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC, Regal Lounge is more than just a barbershop; it's the epitome of luxurious grooming. With its majestic navy blue exterior and air of sophistication, once you step inside, Regal Lounge provides a space of opulence in an otherwise conventional grooming landscape.
In the third episode of "Small But Mighty: The Power of Small Business," journey with us as we spotlight Landry Phillips, CEO and co-owner, behind the grooming destination, providing more than just a haircut and a shave, but an experience and exploration:
For more information on Regal Lounge, visit https://regallounge.com/
Episode 4-Canvas Studio
Episode 4 of Small But Mighty: The Power of Small Business is here, and we are thrilled to showcase the incredible all-women trio of Kathryn, Jessie, and Karla from Canvas Studio! Located on Augusta Road in West Columbia, SC, this nail salon studio is not just about beauty; it's about community, passion, and the power of small business.
In this episode, we dive deep into: