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Harnessing Success Through Effective Communication

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

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

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 | Fresh & Bright

Get to know Fresh & Bright: We have more than 15 years experience in our field. We provide painting, cleaning, and drywall repair services in Commercial and Residential areas.
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#31DaysofBiz | The Snuggling Doodle Bakery

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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#31DaysofBiz | Custom Clothier

Get to know Custom Clothier: My name is William Wilson. I am a private custom clothier that specializes in business apparel for both men and women. I am based out of Charlotte, NC but I have clients in 14 countries on 3 different continents. Though my clients consist of celebrities, politicians and professional athletes, my target market has always been local businesspeople. I am the official clothier for the Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway and designed the jackets for the winners of the Coca-Cola 600, The All-Star Race, and the Bank of America 500.
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#31DaysofBiz | RA Signs

Get to know RA Signs: The best sign is a sign that works instantly, effortlessly, and always. Understanding, customers needs and wants while providing education and solutions. We learn about our customers by asking important questions. We provide our customers with signage that fits their budgets and bring in business. Ultimately, giving them what they want. That’s a SIGN that we are in the right business!
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#31DaysofBiz | 21Five Creative

Get to know 21Five Creative: 21five Creative is a brand strategy and digital marketing agency that helps brands develop their identity and competitively market their vision to the world.
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AMP UP Charlotte Prepares MBEs for Sustained Growth, NBA Contract Opportunities

In collaboration with the National Basketball Association (NBA), the City of Charlotte has recently launched AMP UP Charlotte, a program designed to assist minority business owners gain access to contract opportunities during the 2019 NBA All-Star event. Comprised of the StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum created by Interise, the program uses business development services, mentoring, and targeted training to help small businesses obtain vital contracting opportunities that will propel their business forward.
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