May 12, 2022

Do-it-yourself, businesses encourage imagination and mental fortitude through artistic pasttimes

Downtown Fayetteville often hosts artistic celebrations and events; DIY business-es further corroborate the creative culture by encouraging self-expression in their customers. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GREG"S POTTERY AND SAVANAH RAMSEY.The do-it-yourself in ...

May 12, 2022

Fresh food, quality service: Famous Toastery seeks to expand its better-breakfast franchise into Moore, Cumberland Counties

Famous Toastery has 25 units and aims to have 50 by 2024. PHOTO PROVIDED BY FAMOUS TOASTERYFamous Toastery, a N.C.-based restaurant, just announced plans for expansion throughout the state to include a location in the Pinehurst/Aberdeen area and the ...

May 9, 2022

'A New View' Power Breakfast to feature new community leaders

The Greater Fayetteville Business Journal’s quarterly Power Breakfast is just around the corner with new faces to the area taking stage on the panel.On June 7, the fast growing, popular event will take place at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens from 7: ...

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Transworld Business Advisors of Fayetteville

How Quickly Can I (or Should I) Sell My Business?

Posted Apr 29, 2022
In a perfect world, every entrepreneur would have ample time to prepare their business for sale. It’s a long, often complex process that demands much attention. After all, there are many factors to consider: Why am I selling? Is the market ideal entire article
Apr 19, 2022

On After owner to launch H8ters on Saturday

Update: The opening of H8ters was postponed, according to an update on the On-After Pub & Grub Facebook page. The company is currently looking at next weekend as a possibility for the grand opening.On April 23, H8ters, an extension of local bar a ...

Apr 14, 2022

A hopping destination: Cool Spring Downtown District offers Easter-themed event, Nerd Market, and more in downtown Fayetteville

The Cool Spring Downtown District encourages people to spend time – and money – in the downtown area by hosting a variety of events and programs focused on artsand entertainment.  PHOTO PROVIDED BY COOL SPRING DOWNTOWN DISTRICTBirds are chirping ...

Apr 11, 2022

Pinehurst moves from No. 2 to No. 1 as the best golf course in NC

Pinehurst has been named the best golf course in the state by the North Carolina Golf Panel. The North Carolina Golf Panel was founded in 1995 and is the most authoritative statewide source of golf course rankings in the state. The panel is made ...

Apr 8, 2022

Hope Mills chamber to host charity golf tournament

The Hope Mills Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual charity golf tournament at Gates Four Country Club on May 5 at noon.The Chamber is partnering with United Way for the event.“We are truly thankful to be partnering with the Hope Mills Cham ...

Apr 7, 2022

Fayetteville Dogwood Festival: The event is back for its 40th year

The popular Fayetteville Dogwood Festival is back this year, returning on April 21-24. The longstanding tradition of the festival marks its 40th year in 2022. The festival organization, a nonprofit, is “ committed to providing a variety of famil ...

Apr 6, 2022

Pivoting to Paintball: A switch from real estate development to paintball and airsoft entertainment proves to be successful business move a decade later

A decade old this year, Black Ops Paintball & Airsoft has seen great success since its foundation and will see another expansion soon. PHOTO PROVIDED BY BLACK OPS PAINTBALL & AIRSOFTEditor's Note: Recently, Black Ops Paintball faced an electr ...

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