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Small Business, Big Impact winners named by Time Warner Cable Business Class

Time Warner Cable Business Class recently honored the winners in its first Small Business, Big Impact contest for the Charlotte region.

Small-business customers were recognized for their winning submissions on how they use the company’s Internet, Wi-Fi, phone, TV and/or Cloud in their business. Their technology success stories were judged on how effectively they improved business practices and customer satisfaction.

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Study: Despite improvements, disparities remain for minority-owned businesses

Mayor Anthony Foxx and Small Businesses – Anointed Flooring

Small Business Spotlight: Anointed Flooring

Camisha Farris was excited about a new contract for her company, Anointed Flooring, a full service flooring company in Charlotte, providing commercial and residential flooring solutions for the government, prime contractors, schools, universities, public housing, military installations and multi-family housing.  She was optimistic that a bank would loan her the capital she needed to expand her business, which had been in operation since 2004, and had the contract and documentation to prove her expected income. Unfortunately, the traditional bank turned her down. She eventually learned about TSC from the SBA. At first she was skeptical we could help.

But once the loan was approved she became a spokesperson for TSC. “I refer TSC to a lot of people especially in my community and my colleagues. I always remember who helped me,” said Farris. “TSC is my number one source for lending.” TSC recently nominated Anointed Flooring for the Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businessestraining and development program at Babson College.The company was called for an interview and is hoping to be among the final selection.

Floating floor concept making waves in resilient category

While the concept of installing a floor without the use of adhesives is no longer new to the industry, the idea of “floating” the floor has become all the rage in the resilient category. Thanks to advances in technology, as well as the acceptance of floating floors by retailers, installers and consumers, manufacturers continue to bring out innovative installation systems to help make the overall process of selling and buying a resilient floor easier and less stressful.