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September 5, 2023

B2B Stories

“Stakeholder Satisfaction: Tradeoffs are Inevitable”

One of the great things about returning to the classroom is that if what I teach to my students is timely and relevant, it should also be valuable to readers of this column. So, periodically, I will take you “inside my classroom” and share with you what I am discussing with my students. As I introduced my MBA students to strategic management, one of the important concepts we addressed was to be sure to consider the various stakeholders of your business when making strategic decisions and understanding that some of

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Staffing

Nurturing tomorrow’s leaders: A vital investment for local businesses Pt. 2

As the business landscape evolves, it becomes increasingly imperative for companies to identify and cultivate the next generation of leaders. The success of any organization hinges on its ability to recognize and nurture talented individuals who possess the vision, skills, and passion to navigate the complexities of tomorrow’s business world. In this pursuit, businesses are taking transformative steps to nurture the seeds of success within their organizations. Encouraging Networking and Relationship Building In the business community, networking is seen as a powerful tool for future leaders. By building and nurturing

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Closings

A final farewell to Steak and Shake in Columbia County

An online auction on Sept. 5 marked the final farewell to a popular restaurant on Belair Frontage Road. Vanish Auctions, a Florida-based company that specializes in online auctions, handled the sale of equipment and furniture from Steak and Shake. The auction included tables and chairs, artwork, and kitchen equipment. A viewing period was held prior to the start of the noon auction. Several people were there when the doors opened at 9 a.m. “I am looking for some things actually to build out our church kitchen and to get them

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B2B Podcasting

When the “stakes” are high…

Over 100 local employees of a nationwide restaurant chain have been let go. Mike Petchenik shares the latest in this edition of Biz Bits.

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B2B Stories

Is there “Fuse”-ion between the restaurant and a food truck?

ABD reported recently that Fuse in Aiken was closing. When Chef Chris Najmola posted on Facebook that the restaurant couldn’t go on, hundreds of loyal customers and even restaurant competitors weighed in with reactions of support. Then, two days later came this Facebook post from Fuse Mobile food truck owners: “We, Kevin and Tylené Matson, own Fuse Mobile. We will still continue business as usual. Finally, thank you all for your support, and thank you, @fuseaiken, for giving us our roots.” As it turns out, there is no connection between the

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