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
Charlotte welcomes Black Enterprise summit back for second year
The four-day conference returns to Charlotte and will bring together more than 1,200 entrepreneurs of color with a special focus on tech-driven innovation.
By Katrina Louis | February 18, 2019
Self-Care for the Busy Professional: Massages are no longer just a luxury service
A Valentine's Day gift sparked an idea for Brandi Fox that led to the creation of Pamper Us Mobile Massage. Beyond the pampering, mobile massages may be the answer to workplace stress.
By Nakisha Washington | February 13, 2019
My entrepreneurship journey: Terrance & Denean Jackson, serial entrepreneurs
The couple owns a flooring company, a clothing brand, an interior design firm and real estate properties.
By Katrina Louis | November 24, 2018
5 stories of entrepreneurship as we celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day
We’re revisiting five of our top feature stories ahead of National Entrepreneurs' Day on Nov. 20.
By QCity Metro Staff | November 19, 2018
My entrepreneurship journey: Tanaro Reed, tattoo artist
Reed is one of nearly 300 tattoo artists showcasing during the Queen City Tattoo & Arts Festival Oct. 26-28. He recalls his journey of starting over and grinding toward success.
By Katrina Louis | October 25, 2018
This year, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day shamefully falls on Aug. 7.
It took black women 20 months to reach the amount white men earned in 2017.
By Katrina Louis | August 7, 2018