GREENVILLE, S.C. – “It’s just after 12 p.m. and you’re walking down Main Street in downtown Greenville. Suddenly, your smartphone starts buzzing, telling you that a restaurant a block away is having a lunch special.
Hungry and curious, you make your way to the restaurant and take advantage of that advertised lunch special. Locally Epic launched the app that allows participating businesses to create instant promotions to attract potential customers in real time. Chase Michaels, Locally Epic founder and CEO, said the platform is not like the e-commerce marketplace Groupon.
“When Groupon came out, they were hot for small business,” Michaels said. “They went public, and it was hot, but it’s not good for small business because they are carrying the cost for 90 days.”
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