Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce's Laura Williams said the time is now to start up a small business. She said Charleston's thriving economy is perfect for individuals who want to start up a business.
Chris and Nicki Capbert moved to Charleston on a whim after Nicki was laid off from her job in Washington D.C. They decided to start their own shoe company, Cinderollies.
"They're foldable, rollable flats for women to wear when their high heels hurt them," said Nicki Capbert.
Same story with Holly Roberson. She is an attorney from North Carolina who moved to Charleston a few months ago to start an online deal website.
"I started GoCharlestonDeals.com because I like having my finger on the pulse of the business. It's exciting to go out and meet new business owners and work with them on a marketing strategy," said Roberson.
According to Charleston Economic report card, Charleston is way ahead of other similar sized cities. Charleston leads Savannah, Knoxville, and Greenville in economic activity.