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

Black Entrepreneurship Week goes virtual Feb. 22-26

Carolina Small Business Development Fund's annual event provides information and resources for Black entrepreneurs.
By QCity Metro | February 17, 2021

No Grease barbershop expands into SouthPark Mall

Damian Johnson of No Grease, Inc. shared details about the new location, keeping the businesses afloat and collaborating with another well-known brand.
By Katrina Louis | January 12, 2021

NC IDEA grants $100K to Charlotte organizations supporting Black entrepreneurship

ASPIRE Community Capital and City Startup Labs were among the eight recipients selected to elevate Black entrepreneurship in North Carolina.
By Katrina Louis | January 4, 2021

Statewide council to focus on Black entrepreneurship

The Council will focus on economically empowering Black people with entrepreneurship, according to NC IDEA Foundation leader.
By QCity Metro Staff | September 4, 2020

How these entrepreneurs are changing the face of the wine industry

The women behind The Guilty Grape and Culture Wine Blogger share how they're moving to achieve better representation in the wine industry.
By William Dawson | September 1, 2020

City Startup Labs gives returning citizens tools for entrepreneurship

The improved version of the ReEntry Entrepreneurship Program (REEP) is providing digital technology skills training to formerly incarcerated people.
By Sarafina Wright | August 20, 2020

Tech influencers share 2020 predictions ahead of Charlotte Innovation Week

Charlotte Innovation Week takes place Jan. 20-24.
By Christine Edwards | January 19, 2020

Opinion | We can’t all be entrepreneurs, and that’s ok

Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle — not a hustle or a hobby.
By Shante Williams | January 4, 2020

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