How many entrepreneurs are in Charleston? 6,139

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Mark Richards |

In a search to get my hands around how many entrepreneurs are in Charleston, SC, I started diving into some research. I started with some studies on entrepreneurism to create a little simple math for Charleston.: 2011 High-Impact Entrepreneurship Global Report ( Kauffman Index of entrepreneurial activity ( The KIEA study breaks...

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Why we Selfishly Invested in

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Launch, Mark Richards, Startup |

Our first investment from SeedCharleston was no accident… it was This innovative crowdfunding start-up will connect Investors and Individuals in the Charleston community to growing businesses. And, we invested for very selfish reasons: 1) We like John Osborne, the entrepreneur behind it. And, we are selfish with our time and want to work with people we like. We want to find strong entrepreneurs that are focused...

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What the Charleston Region Needs to Support Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Mark Richards, Success |

Charleston, SC is ready to explode with entrepreneurial activity. New ideas, services and products are being developed everyday. And, like a powder keg of pent up demand these entrepreneurs need support from the Charleston business community. While government and non-profits can bring a lot of resources, none of them are as powerful as the strength provided by the business community. The business community and it’s leaders can offer...

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Want to Know the One Secret to Entrepreneurial Success?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2013 in Mark Richards, Success |

I have a lot of books in my library.  On top of the thousand plus dead tree books, I have an equal amount of electronic books either on one of my electronic readers or safely ensconced in the cloud.  Most of these books are about business and entrepreneurship. My collection has been forming since the late 1980′s when I decided I wanted to start my own business.  In the early days of my entrepreneurial adventure, I devoured any...

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