<![CDATA[Business News |]]> http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/ en-us Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:59:01 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:59:01 EST ShopTalk 60 ccarpenter@charlotteobserver.com(Cheryl Carpenter) Charlotte business owners grapple with new overtime pay rules http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article93924822.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:22:57 EDT

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Small businesses having to wait longer to get paid http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article92344777.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:19:02 EDT

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How South End’s Modern Fabrics found a new home http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article85392652.html#storylink=rss Excess fabric store had become a popular shopping destination

When its home was sold to a developer, owners had to move

Higher rents, renovating new location were big challenges

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Co-working spaces branch out to the suburbs http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article83983162.html#storylink=rss Co-working is a shared space where mobile workers can avoid the isolation and distractions of being at home

Loom Coworking and HB5 are two recently opened locations open in the Charlotte suburbs

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Charlotte recycling business sees green in discarded e-devices http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article82516842.html#storylink=rss Electronic waste accounts for over 70 percent of toxic waste in U.S. landfills

All Green Recycling CEO Carol Jegou saw that as a business opportunity

Company recycles millions of pounds of electronics each year, grows 35 percent every month

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Why All Green Recycling expanded to Charlotte http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article82016512.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:22:39 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article82016512.html Survival tips for startups: Build a support system, but avoid ‘idea fairies’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article81180952.html#storylink=rss Last month brought a series of Charlotte events celebrating small businesses and entrepreneurs

Speakers encouraged startup owners to stay connected, even as solopreneurs

Other tips: Be conservative on financing; people with constant ideas can drain your time and energy

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ShopTalk Video: Women's Business Center-Charlotte http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article80070852.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 15:01:07 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article80070852.html Women get a boost in financial education – and confidence http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article79901727.html#storylink=rss Charlotte-based Worth Financial Advisors, Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange team up on Women Worth More conference

Speakers connect personal challenges with financial empowerment

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ShopTalk Video: Women Worth More Conference http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article79808477.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 17:27:36 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article79808477.html Women Worth More conference in Charlotte on Wednesday to focus on entrepreneurship and finances http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article79329067.html#storylink=rss Speakers at the May 25 event in Charlotte include Sara White, wife of the late NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White

Girls on the Run founder Molly Barker also a panelist

White says finances should be reviewed annually, ‘like a mammogram’

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Tackling their financial future http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/shop-talk-blog/article79297302.html#storylink=rss NFL players try to avoid mistakes, save for life after football

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Charlotte’s Latino-owned businesses get a chance to shine http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article78497582.html#storylink=rss Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte hosts its first Small Business Expo

May 26 event features food and networking

Participants can connect with potential customers, and with other businesses who might need their services

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Mooresville business incubator has new owners; Small Business Month panel at WFU Charlotte http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article77941847.html#storylink=rss The U Center offers professional meeting and event space

New owners McLean and Riki Harper are sponsoring open house May 26

Also happening: Small Business Summit on May 24, business communicator speaks June 1

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ShopTalk video: Latin American Chamber's Small Business Expo http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article77855182.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:12:25 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article77855182.html 5 quick takes on CPCC’s incubator expo on May 19 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article77890712.html#storylink=rss Thursday’s day-long event to showcase region’s resources, how incubators can help

Attendance is free

Hear how high-growth ventures, small-business owners used programs to their advantage

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Event planner lost his biggest customer: Oprah. Here’s what he did next. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article77063757.html#storylink=rss Charlotte event planner Clarke Allen created parties for Maya Angelou

Then Oprah Winfrey called, offering more work

Allen says he let her down, but says media mogul turned mistake into a teachable moment

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ShopTalk video: Charlotte event planner Clarke Allen http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article77031302.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 18:25:26 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article77031302.html ShopTalk video: Las Delicias Bakery http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article76609622.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 18:25:34 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article76609622.html Charlotte’s NoDa Brewery on minimum wage: $10 is ‘good place to start’ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article76177827.html#storylink=rss Owner tells Inc.com that a $15-per-hour wage would slow hiring plans

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Trump says he’s ‘open to doing something’ on minimum wage http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article76168852.html#storylink=rss Donald J. Trump on Wednesday declared himself open to raising the minimum wage

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NoDa Brewing Co. owners glad they took a chance and used 401(k) savings for business http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article76134102.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 16:45:29 EDT

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5 startup strategies for women entrepreneurs http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article75640092.html#storylink=rss Grand opening for Women’s Business Center in Charlotte is slated for later this month

Offerings to include training and mentoring

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Fallout from North Carolina LGBT law worries small business http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article75409462.html#storylink=rss Companies that cater to travelers from out of state are already feeling an impact from canceled events or are seeing a drop in inquiries.

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Through Poplar Street Café, Charlotte architect finds another creative outlet http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article74310797.html#storylink=rss Lucia Zapata Griffith opens café in Charlotte’s Fourth Ward

She bought historic Victorian-style house to sell, but ‘fell in love with it’ and opened business

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How Joplin tornadoes inspired two Pineville entrepreneurs http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article72908962.html#storylink=rss Pineville company invents a fire alarm that also voices weather alerts

Device will be compatible with smart-home management system by Lowe’s

Idea grew out of family connection to deadly 2011 Missouri storms

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Halo home alarm system also warns of bad weather http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article72891612.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:08:36 EDT http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article72891612.html Charlotte gets $150,000 to boost women entrepreneurs http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article71904757.html#storylink=rss U.S. Small Business Administration to fund Women’s Business Center

Women entrepreneurs will receive training, mentoring

Center opens May 2

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Charlotte Venture Challenge marks 15 years of boosting innovation http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/small-business/article71672112.html#storylink=rss Event founded at UNC Charlotte, holds 15th annual final on April 19

Program’s track record includes high-profile Charlotte winners

Original focus shifted from UNCC innovations applicants throughout the Southeast

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ShopTalk: Charlotte charter-flights company rides improving economy http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article70509142.html#storylink=rss Charlotte-based Davinci Jets steadily adds locations, services

Goal is expansion: ‘The southeast has a need for a good company like ours’

At your service: Will pick up Bojangles’ and Papa Johns orders

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