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Goal Setting Focus Plan

I have historically not been a strong advocate for Goal Setting. I mean I’ve set goals and worked towards them, but the official “setting of goals” thing... You know writing them down and all that. It always seemed like the goals I was hearing other people set were just pulled out of thin air. For examp…

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2016 Year in Review Part 2: A Growing Movement

In Part 1 of our Year in Review, we focused on our community and shared some of our members' proudest moments in 2016. In Part 2, we take a moment to reflect on SOCO, the entity, and give ourselves a little pat on the back for what we've been able to accomplish. Member Growth This thing started…

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2016 Year In Review - Part 1: A Community of Creators

If we’ve learned anything on this journey to change the way people work, connect and create, its that a community’s core is its people. Movements, organizations, startups, and other game changing efforts are all driven by passionate people on a quest create better lives for themselves and others aro…

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Time to Write Our Own Story

This article originally appeared in Midlands Anchor on July 31, 2016. Written by Greg Hilton and Heather Dughaish Change is in the air. You can’t put your finger on it, but it’s palpable. Yes, our city is “under construction” with more than $1 billion in development occurring in our downtown alone. …

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News Release: SOCO and Spirit Communications

Initiative focused on catalyzing a new platform to support tech, creative, and digital innovation Columbia, SC (May 11th, 2016)- Today, a collaborative partnership was announced between Spirit Communications and SOCO, Inc. to provide gigabit speed broadband internet access at all SOCO locations…

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How to Track Your Google Rank

When I have a conversation with photographers about SEO, I usually find that their main goal is to get on the first page of Google. Then I ask, “What would someone be searching for in order to find your site on the first page?” Usually that gets me a “hmm… good question” kind of response, so I’ll ask them ho…

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Artist vs. Scientist

Creative entrepreneurs are interesting. I tend to separate most of us into two groups. The Artist vs. The Scientist So, let me me explain. The Artist The artist entrepreneur approaches the business world like they approach their work. They are looking for spontaneity, spark, creation. It sometimes…

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