About the Biz
- Company: MORCON
- Who we spoke with: Myron Ross, Managing Director
- Year established: 2015
- Website: Morcon.net
- Social: LinkedIn
Get to Know: MORCON
MORCON is a single-source provider for site development that focuses on safety, workmanship, and developing our employees to provide the most cost-effective means for our clients’ construction projects.
What resource organizations have helped you along the way, and how?
Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development has helped MORCON along the way by providing direction and access to continuing education. Get Up and Grow program that is sponsored by Mecklenburg County and CPCC has helped MORCON understand the details of doing business from marketing to strategic planning to transitioning to retirement.
What business lessons have you learned along the way that you now apply to each new opportunity?
Its cliche, but you don’t know what you don’t know. For MORCON, that means expecting to learn something new with each business opportunity. MORCON utilizes this information to better plan for future endeavors.
What has been your biggest success to date?
MORCON teamed with DH Griffin on the American Legion Memorial Stadium demolition in 2019. This project exposed MORCON to more industry colleagues. As a native Charlottean, this project was sentimental as well, because I played high school playoff football games at Memorial Stadium and have many great memories there.
What other small businesses are you inspired by?
Ed Roper and NJR Construction is an inspiration for MORCON. Erica Hubbard and All Things Professional has inspired me as well.
What’s your best advice for someone looking to start their own business?
My advice to any start-up business is to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you (industry-specific experience). More importantly, listen to those you surround yourself with.
See how MORCON is taking on COVID-19 and how they’re planning for a return – follow their social media for the latest updates. If you’re a small business owner looking for federal, state, or local pandemic-related resources, click here.