Mamizi conference is providing options, not empowerment, for women of color

In the age of #BlackGirlMagic, a new conference dedicated to women of color in technology, entrepreneurship, and digital media made […]
By Kallan Louis | July 30, 2018

How a broken washing machine led to a family business

For Domonique and Les Boone, the road to entrepreneurship began a year ago when her mother's washing machine gave out.
By Kayanah Alexander | June 11, 2018

At City Startup Labs, a new program to guide former inmates into entrepreneurship

Participants will be divided into teams with a goal of creating businesses along the Beatties Ford Road corridor.
By Glenn Burkins | May 10, 2018

Day Runner teams with BLKTECHCLT to offer small-business training

The effort will begin with 100 of Day Runner's local drivers but may expand to include others in the Charlotte area.
By Glenn Burkins | April 25, 2018

20 years in, No Grease turns to franchising to accelerate growth

Owners Damian and Jermaine Johnson said the move is a natural progression for a business that has spent two decades fine-tuning its operating model.
By Glenn Burkins | September 19, 2017

Mitchell: Charlotte to host 2018 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

The four-day summit is one of the nation's largest gatherings of black entrepreneurs, attracting more than 1,000 people annually.
By Glenn Burkins | August 20, 2017

Russell Simmons reflects on success and entrepreneurship

The co-founder of Def Jam sat down with Reuters to talk about how he went from a modest boyhood in New York City to becoming a master of all trades.
By Chris Taylor, Reuters | June 27, 2017

Ask Donna Maria: How do I attract high-end clients for my business?

Dear Donna Maria: How do I attract high end clients for my event planning business? Sincerely, Courtney Young Events by […]
By Donna Maria Coles Johnson | December 31, 2015

Natasha Laurent-Johnson: Balancing life, family and entrepreneurship

Three years after opening her hair salon on Sharon Amity Road, celebrity stylist Natasha Laurent-Johnson says she is just now learning to balance he demands of motherhood, family and being a small business owner.
By Tawanda Blake | November 10, 2015

At Northlake Mall, the Bohannon sisters carry on the family business

For Marquis and Marquel Bohannon, entrepreneurship is in the blood. They grew up in Atlanta watching their parents, Anita and […]
By Tawanda Blake | October 14, 2015