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Introducing OpenCounter: The One-stop Permit Shop!

Opening a Business? Take the first step with OpenCounter! The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have launched their online permitting partnership through OpenCounter. OpenCounter is an intuitive, web-based permitting… Read more


Meet the Partner: Prospera

If you’re a Latin entrepreneur in Charlotte, chances are, you’re a member of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce, you’ve taken business classes at CPCC, or you’ve spoken with one… Read more


Striking Gold with Magnolia Emporium

They say, you can’t fake passion. Not in life, not in business, and certainly not in entrepreneurship. If you’ve ever stepped foot into Magnolia Emporium, you cannot ignore the genuine… Read more


Registration Open For SBA Emerging Leaders Program

The US Small Business Administration is accepting application for the 2018 Emerging Leaders program until February 23rd, 2018. The SBA’s North Carolina District Office will select 16 – 20 lucky… Read more


Brewing Up a Dream with MECHA CAFE

When LaMor Leach’s mother, Rita, decided she wanted to pursue her passion for gourmet coffee, it was the opportunity LaMor had been waiting for. A published children’s book author with… Read more


The Accidental Entrepreneur: When Passion and Success Collide

  Sometimes, following your passion means doing things you never imagined. This was exactly the case for Evan Plante, Owner of Docklands Design + Printshop. A Massachusetts native, Evan began… Read more


UpDog Kombucha: From Dorm to Distribution

Many of us have been there. You’re in college and you scheme the *best* idea to start a business with your friends, but after realizing that you can hardly afford pizza, and… Read more