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ONLY ON 3: Gulf oil spill impacting local BP business

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video Although the Gulf oil spill has not reached the Carolina coast, the disaster is affecting our gas pumps. We called three BP franchise owners today to find out how the oil spill is affecting their business. Full story...
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Port City Java says "bienvenido" to new customers

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video You can go into any large chain store and see products both in English and Spanish as companies all over take advantage of a large Spanish-speaking population, including Port City Java. Full story...
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Christmas comes early at new store

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With Memorial Day two weeks away you probably don't expect to see Santa Claus walking around, but St. Nick made an appearance in Downtown Wilmington for the opening of a new Christmas-themed store. Full story...
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Port City Java moves headquarters

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video It is one of the Cape Fear's best known businesses; tied up in legal disputes over rent Port City Java has packed up and moved. Don't worry the company did not leave Wilmington, it just moved its headquarters across town. Full story...
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Coastal Entrepreneur Award nominations due Monday

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UNCW's Cameron School of Business and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal have joined together to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming entrepreneurs in the Cape Fear region. Full story...
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Bar owner circulating anti-smoking ban petition

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videoIt's only been 20 days since the smoking ban took effect. Still Deborah Tinae says she realized after only two days, her business was going south. Full story...
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Some businesses thriving, expanding during recession

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A cupcake shop and a hardware store are two Wilmington businesses that are actually expanding rather than closing. Full story...
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CD store closing downtown

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After nearly 15 years a downtown business owner is calling it quits. Full story...
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A new year, a new gym

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As 2010 quickly approaches, many people flock to fitness center to say goodbye to extra holiday pounds and hello to a healthy new year. Full story...
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Court date continued for local business owner

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Britt's Motorsports owner Scott Britt was originally slated to appear in a New Hanover County courtroom Thursday. That date has since been pushed back to December.

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Local business world speeds up sales pitch

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videoSpeed dating has been around for a while. If anything, it cuts to the chase. The UNC-Wilmington Entrepreneurship Center took the elements of speed dating into the business world Wednesday night. Full story...
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Small Business, Big Deals: The success in growing a small business

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videoWhen it comes to stocking inventory, many small businesses are at the mercy of larger wholesalers. But one local small business owner has taken matters into his own hands.

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Small Business, Big Deals: Local artists SCORE big

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videoIt's a business plan experts say might work for creative industries or commission based sales models. With the help of some more experienced business professionals, the plan has become a work of art for one local small business.

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Small businesses make sizable impact

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videoSmall businesses provide most of the jobs, services, and entertainment throughout the country, but when it comes to business in our area, small is relative term.

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Forbes reports North Carolina a good place for business

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videoDespite the troubling unemployment numbers, Forbes magazine reported North Carolina is still a good place to do business. The magazine released its rankings for the best places for business and careers. Full story...
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