The daughters of Kirk Weaver, owner of Lebowski’s Neighborhood Grill on East Boulevard in Charlotte, stepped in to run the business after Weaver had a heart attack; ‘I picked the right business partners.’
A Charlotte woman who spent most of her career working for other people starts an LED lighting business as a second-act entrepreneur, just as the number of people over 50 starting their own businesses is expected to triple in the next 20 years.
It might seem counterintuitive that a person toiling to grow a small business could also find time to nurture seeds of philanthropy. But every day in the Charlotte region, scores of small business owners lay aside their spreadsheets and business plans to pursue the cause of giving.
Inspired by their shared name and a Google Alert, Charlotte-based Giving Tree Realty surprised children at Giving Tree Child Development Center in Lake Wylie with new toys on Wednesday to replace the ones stolen in a robbery.
It’s a bit scary to see your name etched on a gravestone while you’re still alive. That’s the sensation I felt last month when David Boraks, a friend and fellow small business pioneer, reached the end of his rope and decided that he was simply too exhausted and abruptly shut down his online news sites, DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net.
800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources, compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are books that have been featured recently.
Charlotte business owner Barbara Green share tips for how to survive the summer when balmy temperatures and holiday travel take away customers, clients and sales.
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