Qcitymetro’s top entrepreneur stories from 2019

Revisit Qcitymetro stories about Charlotteans who started local businesses, from the TV anchor turned restaurateur to the couples balancing work and love.
By Qcitymetro Staff | December 29, 2019

Last-minute gift ideas from 7 Black-owned businesses

Helping last-minute shoppers with affordable holiday gifts from fragrances to body butters to ceramic art.
By Emiene Wright | December 21, 2019

Hemp Neighborhood Store brings CBD to Charlotte’s West Side

Three co-founders launch Hemp Neighborhood Store with hopes of removing stigmas around CBD in Black communities.
By Emiene Wright | December 17, 2019

Meet the Charlotte groomer dubbed “The Dog Whisperer”

Amber Moore fulfilled her dream of opening a dog-grooming business, and Charlotte pet parents are loving it.
By Katrina Louis | December 16, 2019

“Black Wealth Friday” focuses on investing vs. spending during holiday season

George Acheampong created Black Wealth Friday to help people of color invest 10% of the money they would normally spend on Black Friday.
By Christine Edwards | December 10, 2019

Want to host an event? Good Life at Enderly Park should be on your radar

The owners say the 10,800-square-foot facility is filling a void of minority-owned event venues in Charlotte.
By Katrina Louis | November 12, 2019

Ally, Big Sean and HBCUs address economic mobility with Moguls in the Making

The three-day pitch competition is preparing HBCU students to become future entrepreneurs and members of the business community.
By Katrina Louis | November 5, 2019

Lyft and Charlotte nonprofits partner to give rides to job training and interviews

As part of Lyft's $50 million City Works initiative, the company announced its Jobs Access Program to close transportation gaps for low-income residents.
By Katrina Louis | October 28, 2019

Meck County contracting program set for review

The county is examining how it awards contracts and whether underserved groups are getting a fair share.
By Glenn Burkins | October 21, 2019

Former TV anchor Delano Little and team to open The Public House uptown

Delano Little spent nearly 30 years on TV. His latest venture dips into Charlotte’s food and music scene with an upscale restaurant and jazz club.
By Katrina Louis | October 15, 2019