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