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 $30K PowerUp Competition Gives SC Businesses a Chance for Cash Infusion

Just about every fledgling business could use a little help, especially financial aid, getting off the ground, and The $30K PowerUp: A South Carolina StartUp Competition will provide much-needed cash infusions to three Palmetto State businesses.

Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine) in partnership with Erik Weir are hosting the inaugural Entrepreneurial StartUp Series and Competition. 

The top finisher will win $15,000. Second place earns $10,000, and the third-place winner will receive $5,000.

Judging will be based on judges' scores along with social media votes.

Three companies will be selected to be featured in all three magazines each month from April until September 2023.

To apply, fill out the form at

South Carolina Best in Business


This is the third  year of the SC Best in Business awards. We look forward to recognizing companies and individuals from around the state that bring success to South Carolina's business community.

2023 honorees will receive the following benefits:
  • Media exposure
  • Each winner will be featured in the December issue of Greenville, Columbia and Charleston Business magazines.
  • 1 year subscription to Greenville, Columbia, or Charleston magazine. The state's leading business publications.
  • Improve employee morale.
  • Great way to celebrate your employees dedication and hard work.
Nomination Period is through August 31st.
Winners will be announced in the December issue of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.


SC Women in Business

Nominations are now being accepted for SC Women in Business. This is an annual event to celebrate women across South Carolina in different industries across our state. The categories include: Energy, Finance, Health Care, Real Estate, Professional Services, Law, Hospitality, Non-profit/Government, Manufacturing, Construction, Technology, Education and Women to Watch.

Click Here to Nominate SC Women in Business Award Applications now being accepted for 2022, deadline to submit is April 30th, 2023.

2023 Best and Brightest 35 & Under

Each September Columbia Business Monthly honors outstanding young leaders for their professional and community contributions.  Nominate a deserving young profession today!
Columbia Business Monthly

Click here to Nominate:  2023 Best and Brightest 35 & Under. Deadline is April 30th, 2023! 

 South Carolina's Fastest Growing Companies competition is the Annual ranking of the Palmetto State's 50 most dynamic and successful companies. This event is presented by The Capital Corporation and Co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine), Wells Fargo, Prisma and Nelson Mullins. The event recognizes an exceptional and diverse assembly of businesses from across the state among its Top 50 winners.

Now in its 22nd year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina's economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment. 

This established and well-respected list provides the winning companies with increased media attention, new business prospects and networking opportunities with other "best of breed" companies in the state. 

NOMINATE Deadline is April 30th, 2023

SC Top Workplaces

Now More Than Ever Celebrate the Good!

Shout out, stand out: Encourage workplace pride. If you work at a great company, give colleagues a morale boost with something to celebrate. And give your employer well-served credit for creating something special.

Assess, reward and improve: The results from the Top Workplaces survey can help assess the health of companies. They validate achievements, reveal problem areas and set a foundation for new goals.

Raise the business profile: The Top Workplaces logo on company materials and websites helps spread the word about successful work environments. Customers and business partners will take notice. That awareness can help create new business opportunities, too.

Earn public recognition: Achievements are recognized by Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

To participate, go to or call (864) 501-9699. 

50 Most Influential

Nominations are now being accepted for 50 most Influential. If you have a person you think we should consider on the list this year for the economic impact they have had in our community let us know. Our editorial staff will review all nominations. 


Click Here to Nominate 50 Most Influential 2023

Deadline October 3rd, 2023