An interview with business growth expert George F. McAllister
George McAllister is a noted entrepreneurial growth expert in North Carolina. Besides having spent years as a serial entrepreneur, today he helps other companies grow in his role as executive director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center for the Charlotte, N.C. Region.
McAllister’s knack for entrepreneurship began when he was in high school, starting his first business removing honey bees from houses and relocating them into beehives. Once established in the hives, they were kept to produce honey or sold to area beekeepers. In college when the price of silver was reaching record levels, he started a silver recycling business. Then in the 1990’s he started a publishing company that produced page-a-day calendars, one featuring Chapel Hill, N.C. and one for Charlotte, N.C. His calendars ended up being the second and third highest selling page-a-day calendars in the state.