It's Small Business Month, and every day, we're featuring one local business.
You might have heard of today's business–Tech Talent South–but if you haven't, here's the scoop: Tech Talent South (TTS) is a Charlotte-based coding bootcamp dedicated to fostering talent in technology. With campuses in 11 major cities, TTS is a major name to know in the tech community and beyond.
And on this second day of our #31DaysofBiz celebration, we had the chance to learn a few fun facts about Betsy Hauser Idilbi, co-founder of Tech Talent South. Keep reading!
CBRbiz.com: How has the Charlotte Chamber help you start or develop your business?
Betsy Hauser Idilbi: When you are running a business and making a lot of decisions, you tend to become very heads down in your work. Even though you are networking all the time, it becomes harder to meet other decision makers at large events. The Chamber is good at hand-making connections through their several initiatives. I have had the fortune of being a part of a few Chamber activities that have resulted in some really great strategic introductions for Tech Talent South. They also make a really conscious effort to feature our news and big announcements!
CBRbiz.com: Which local resources have helped you the most?
Betsy Hauser Idilbi: The Young Professional Network has been a great way for the Tech Talent South team to connect with the community. We have had a few employees be finalists in the Charlotte YP Awards, and we always enjoy those events.
CBRbiz.com: Tell us something that others wouldn’t know about you.
Betsy Hauser Idilbi: I am a beast at foosball. I got a table for Christmas when I was in college. I had no idea it was one of the best things that would ever happen to me.
CBRbiz.com: Tell us about your first entrepreneurial experience as a kid.
Betsy Hauser Idilbi: I tried to sell my junk (art projects I made in school and other stuff that I didn’t want). I practically had my own flea market. I sold stuff on the side of the road in front of my apartment. It was a great place to hustle.
To learn more about Tech Talent South, visit them online. And be sure to find out how the Charlotte Chamber can help your business! We're featuring a local business and business owner every day during Small Business Month. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram every day in May to celebrate Small Business Month all month long! #31DaysofBiz