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The Explosion of Uptown and South End

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By Tonya Jameson Once again, cranes dot the skylines of uptown and South End. Progress is in the air. You can see it as old stores and offices in the center city become piles of concrete and rubble, only to be resurrected as shiny stores, condos and office buildings.…

Create Your Business Plan with These Great Tips

By Eren Simpson Charlotte has become a city of entrepreneurs, and if you’re one of the many out there waiting to capitalize on your great idea, there are some things you need to know before pitching your idea to investors. “The biggest problems I see with people is really understanding that you’re turning this idea into a business,” said Beth Zeuch Schneider, doctor of business administration, assistant professor of strategy at Queen University’s McColl School of Business.…

Open For Business

By Jimese S. Orange   With Black women representing the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the country, meet a few of these women (with support of their husbands) who have opened up shop. Here’s our guide to exciting new ways to treat yourself and support African American businesses in the community.…

3 Powerful Networking Tips

By Eddie D. Love  Spring has sprung and the summer solstice is rapidly approaching! I’m no meteorologist, but I’m almost certain that we’re in for another scorching hot summer here in the Queen City! You do know what that means, right?…

Innovation at Work: Rochelle Salon Suites

   By Eren Simpson India Rice India Rochelle Rice is the owner of Rochelle Salon Suites, located at The Shoppes at University Place, and hers is the only black, female-owned business in the entire shopping center. Not only that, but her suites offer others a chance to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams by allowing them to own their own business without the traditional overhead costs.…

How To Improve Your Job Search

By Iris Hunter Iris Hunter Are you currently looking for a job? If so, how has your job search experience been so far? Good? Bad? Okay? Well, if you are struggling to obtain a position then you are not alone since there are a vast amount of individuals who are also currently struggling with their job search.…