Black-owned hemp company CEO maneuvers industry barriers to launch product line

As a Black grower, Hemp in Everything CEO Chyncia Rodgers may be an anomaly in the emerging hemp industry.
By Katrina Louis | April 12, 2021

Meet the owners behind Charlotte’s first cereal bar

Couple-preneurs and childhood friends talk about opening Day & Night Exotic Cereal Bar.
By Katrina Louis | April 8, 2021

Charlotte salon owner launches product line for natural hair

When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down her South Boulevard salon, Lisa Fuller used her time away from the shop to accelerate her business plan.
By Sarafina Wright | April 7, 2021

Opera singer finds a new beat as the founder of a Charlotte-based music academy

Mahari Freeman, took a leap of faith and started a music school that offers voice and instrumental lessons – and now has five instructors.
By David Griffith, The Charlotte Ledger | April 6, 2021

Collaborative seeks input for Minority-Owned Businesses Ecosystem project

New study focuses on challenges and opportunities for minority-owned small businesses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
By Katrina Louis | April 2, 2021

City Startup Labs names program leadership following acquisition

Rashaan Peek named program director of BLKTECHCLT, keeping the newly acquired tech training hub a woman-led initiative.
By Katrina Louis | March 29, 2021

What The Fries restaurant set for March 23 opening

Owners behind the popular food truck known for its loaded fries will open their first physical location in south Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | March 18, 2021

Owners of interior design firm balance love and partnership

Robin and Regina Reaves left corporate America last summer to become full-time entrepreneurs.
By Katrina Louis | March 17, 2021

City Startup Labs acquires tech training hub, BLKTECHCLT

Through acquisition, City Startup Labs plans to focus on young tech entrepreneurs.
By QCity Metro | March 16, 2021

The entrepreneurs behind a stretch of Black-owned shops in downtown Mount Holly

These business owners are staking claim in Mount Holly, the growing city less than 30 minutes from Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | March 15, 2021