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Inside the CSBDF: Funding Business Diversity

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In this article, we are focusing on the Wells Fargo Small Business: Diverse Community Capital Program and the African-American Small Business Loan Fund which aims at promoting diversity within small businesses.
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Inmates to Entrepreneurs Expands to Charlotte

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Inmates to Entrepreneurs is a nonprofit that provides free entrepreneurship training and mentorship to people with a criminal record. While the program launched and has been very active in the… Read more

Harnessing Success Through Effective Communication

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As a business owner, effective communication is critical to developing relationships with your customers and employees. For the large majority, speaking to individuals or groups can be terrifying, prohibiting their ability to clearly communicate important information.
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City Startup Labs Launches Citizen Reentry Program

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City Startup Labs has recently launched The ReEntry Entrepreneur Program (REEP) to bridge the gap between individuals returning home from incarceration and the business value they can provide to our communities.
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#31DaysofBiz | Geathers’ Enterprises

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As our #31DaysofBiz finale, we caught up with Rachel and Brian Geathers in person at the Charlotte Douglas International Aiport! Owners of multiple store locations within the airport, Rachel and Brian share how they started their flagship store, Queen City Gifts and News, a unique shop that puts a Charlotte-specific twist on the airport shopping experience! Watch the full interview!
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#31DaysofBiz | The Snuggling Doodle Bakery

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Get to know The Snuggling Doodle Bakery: After staying home for a couple of years, I knew there was something missing. I loved my days full of cuddles, cul-de-sac play, swim lessons, and meeting the school bus every afternoon, but I also knew there was potential for more.
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