How Black brands are finding success with major retailers

Although Black-owned businesses represent a small fraction of the retail industry, they account for the fastest-growing category of small businesses.
By Katrina Louis | July 6, 2021

The Entrepreneurs Hub of Charlotte is eyeing solo-preneurs and creatives

New east Charlotte facility offers resources to help local entrepreneurs and creatives grow their businesses.
By Katrina Louis | June 30, 2021

Small Business Innovation Fund reopens June 25

Eligible small businesses can apply for $10,000, $20,000 or $40,000 innovation grants through July 9 .
By QCity Metro | June 25, 2021

How Kravin Kitchen is helping personal chefs centralize their businesses

The Charlotte company helps chefs streamline their businesses and connects them with customers who want to hire them.
By Katrina Louis | June 23, 2021

These Charlotte athletes want in on the tech world with new app Gymble

Trey Phills, the son of late Charlotte Hornet Bobby Phills, says he's more than an athlete.
By Sarafina Wright | June 21, 2021

Wedding vendors talk industry recovery, trends as wedding season gets the green light

Five Charlotte-area wedding vendors share insight about the pandemic's impact on their businesses and trends they’re seeing.
By Katrina Louis | June 16, 2021

Catching up with Kevin Gatlin, a Charlotte entrepreneur who landed product deals with major retailers

Playtime Edventures founder says a "Good Morning America" appearance and heightened attention on Black businesses uncovered opportunities with major retailers.
By Katrina Louis | June 14, 2021

Club Nile owners hit restart after Covid-19 restrictions are eased

Herb and Jaci Ross operated Club Nile for only 10 months before state officials ordered all nonessential businesses shut due to the pandemic.
By Katrina Louis | June 7, 2021

Jayla’s Heirlooms founder shares how her daughter inspired the collection of custom dolls

Q&A with Nicole Hawthorne of Jayla's Heirlooms.
By Katrina Louis | June 1, 2021

Popular restaurateurs announce new restaurant group

BayHaven Restaurant Group is the latest venture from Leah & Louise restaurant co-owners, Chef Greg and Subrina Collier.
By Katrina Louis | May 27, 2021