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