EMichele Paul is connecting shoppers thirsty to support Black businesses
The Marine veteran founded Melanin Enterprise, a mobile directory for Black businesses, as a safety resource for her kids. Then, it grew into something bigger.
By Christine Edwards | May 27, 2020
Bronner Bros. launches relief fund for barbers and hair stylists
The BB Beauty & Barber Fund will provide grants to help licensed cosmetologists experiencing financial hardships due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
By Qcitymetro Staff | May 26, 2020
State offers guidance for restaurants as Phase 2 announcement expected
Gov. Roy Cooper expected to announce that Phase 2 of state's reopening plan begins Friday.
By Katrina Louis | May 20, 2020
Engineer and marketer gym buddies launch wellness platform, WholeBod
Searching for ways to make healthy living less expensive for themselves led Quincy Smith and Yameen Thomas to develop WholeBod.
By Nakisha Washington | May 19, 2020
Q&A with DeAlva Wilson, small-business owner and Community Recovery Task Force member
She heads the D Wilson Agency and joins a group of entrepreneurs helping Charlotte's small businesses during Covid-19 recovery efforts.
By Christine Edwards | May 18, 2020
For Tino McFarland, entrepreneurship was always the path; construction was the gateway
McFarland Construction opened shop following the Great Recession. It marks its 10th anniversary during a global pandemic.
By Dante Miller | May 15, 2020
BlackHawk Mortgage is reaching the community faced with stricter loan requirements
The veteran-owned business is ramping up efforts to increase homebuying opportunities and financial literacy in their communities.
By Loán Lake | May 11, 2020
How these essential businesses are faring during the pandemic
Deemed essential, two local businesses are experiencing the ups and downs of customers at home.
By Dante Miller | May 7, 2020
Small businesses navigate emotional turmoil brought on by Covid-19
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and many business owners are grappling with a sense of uncertainty.
By Nikita Allen | May 6, 2020
“I will find some way to make this work”: Business owners share their pivots without stimulus funding
Securing funding assistance remains a struggle for some small-business owners, but others have found ways to maintain and grow.
By Christine Edwards | April 30, 2020