Opinion | Black businesses: Grow for today, scale for tomorrow
Business growth pays the bills, but scaling a business can pay for generations.
By Shante Williams | June 15, 2020
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
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
“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
This Black-owned hotel is more interested in preserving history than tearing it down
Fred Lawing of the Golden Green Hotel wants to preserve a piece of Charlotte's history and do it in an environment-friendly way.
By Dante Miller | April 2, 2020
Stiletto Boss University launches virtual portal to groom young entrepreneurs
When meeting sites shut down due to coronavirus restrictions, Stiletto Boss University shifted online to keep nearly 60 girls connected during a time of physical distancing.
By Nakisha Washington | April 1, 2020
Who’s going to save the food trucks?
Charlotte’s food trucks are feeling the sting of canceled events and emptied office parks as government orders urge residents to stay indoors.
By Erique Berry | March 29, 2020
Meet the father-son duo behind Charlotte beverage brand Eli’s Lemonade
He went from a 7-year-old with a lemonade stand to a kidpreneur with products on shelves of local grocery stores and served at music venues.
By Sabrina Clark | March 19, 2020
List of Charlotte Black-owned restaurants for take-out and delivery
Good eats in times of social distancing.
By QCity Metro Staff | March 17, 2020