Women’s Business Center of Charlotte leader breaks down the numbers for women-owned businesses

Natalie Williams shares the data on women-owned businesses and what it means for Charlotte's Black women entrepreneurs.
By Christine Edwards | October 8, 2019

Mecklenburg County launches small business loan program

The $2.75 million fund is intended to help small businesses that often cite access to capital as a barrier and aims to address racial disparities.
By Katrina Louis | October 7, 2019

National Black MBA Association offers industry insights in Black Think Roundtable report

Business leaders outline challenges and solutions to increase entrepreneurs’ competitiveness in today’s economy.
By Olivia Richard | July 20, 2019

Black women entrepreneurs gather to address disparities, dispel myths and offer solutions

A recent article sparked talks of Black women's entrepreneurial experiences in Charlotte. The result was Monday's State of Black Women Entrepreneurs in CLT town hall.
By Olivia Richard | June 25, 2019

Win a free registration to the Black Enterprise FWD conference

Qcitymetro is giving two (2) entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs, the chance to attend Black Enterprise’s FWD conference June 19-22 at […]
By QCity Metro Staff | June 13, 2019

Catching up with Kevin Gatlin, the dad who created playful bedsheets for hospitalized kids

The Charlotte-based dad gathered resources to create Playtime Edventures, bed sets with board games to entertain kids confined to their hospital rooms.
By Katrina Louis | May 8, 2019

Up close with Cathay Dawkins, leader in Charlotte’s Black business ecosystem

The 2008 recession halted his landscaping business, but Cathay Dawkins turned his circumstances into a “safety net and trampoline” for Charlotte business owners.
By Katrina Louis | April 29, 2019

Entrepreneur Desmond Wiggan is charging toward the future with BatteryXchange

The tech CEO launched BatteryXchange after returning from studying abroad and won $10,000 during City Startup Labs’ annual pitch competition.
By Jonathan Limehouse | April 24, 2019

Get to know these nonprofits competing in SEED20 OnStage

Meet some of the nonprofits competing for cash prizes at SEED20 OnStage. To win, they will have to tell their story – who they are and why they matter.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 21, 2019

Up close with Jacotron Potts, entrepreneur giving back to the community that raised him

The Charlotte native talked with Qcitymetro about his mentoring program in partnership with McCrorey YMCA, life as an entrepreneur and the future of Charlotte as it continues to grow.
By Katrina Louis | March 15, 2019