Farmers Market kicks off 12th summer season | Community

Farmers Market kicks off 12th summer season |  Community

Community Report by Woody Crenshaw More than 600 customers attended the opening day of the summer Floyd Farmers Market on Saturday to peruse the offerings of 21 vendors. Shoppers purchased local farm produce, meat, eggs, flowers, beverages, plant starts and prepared foods despite the threat of rain on May 7. Two adjacent businesses, Cocoa Mia … Read more

BBB column: Avoiding common business scams | Business

BBB column: Avoiding common business scams |  Business

Running a successful business is tough enough without throwing fraud into the mix. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), US businesses will lose an average of five percent of their gross revenues to fraud. And while fraud is a problem for all businesses, small businesses are the most susceptible. Statistics show that … Read more

Let’s unleash the entrepreneur | Open

Let’s unleash the entrepreneur |  Open

I started my first business in the fifth grade when I convinced a neighbor to allow me to cut her grass with her electric lawn mower. That project ended in immediate failure. The mower was powered by a long extension cord – a cord I ran over and sliced ​​in two shortly after I began … Read more