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Small business

Meck County providing support, connections to entrepreneurs May 8 in Cornelius

May 2. May is Small Business Month, and Mecklenburg County is focusing on the entrepreneurs and small businesses that make up the backbone of the local economy. The Office of Economic Development will host “Township Connections” events across Mecklenburg County in May and June, starting in Cornelius on May 8. The goal is to connect […]

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Charlotte ranks third among best cities to start a business

April 23. According to a new report from WalletHub on 2024’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business, Charlotte was No. 3 nationwide, ahead of bustling cities like Miami (No. 5), Atlanta (No. 6) and Raleigh (No. 11). WalletHub compared 100 cities across 19 key indicators of startup viability, including five-year business-survival rate, labor costs […]

Top 10 states to start a business | Source: Forbes Advisor

Report says NC is 5th best nationwide to start a business

Jan. 4. A new study from Forbes Advisor found that North Carolina ranks No. 5 for being the best state to start a business. Over the last year, North Carolina has experienced a net 38 percent increase in the number of small businesses, with a business survival rate of 77 percent. The other Top 5 […]

Jeweler scores $2,500 from SBA ‘Pitch for Growth’

Nov. 21. Sydney Miller of The Nomadic Jeweler of Cornelius was one of two runners up presented with a check for $2,500 in SCORE Charlotte’s live Pitch for Growth competition held at the Mint Museum in Charlotte. Magloire Lubika of Surefire Neighborhood Market in Rock Rock Hill landed the top award of $5,000. Rachael Price […]

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Pickleball/Top Golf/restaurant complex coming to Cornelius

Nov. 20. Local Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists Jack and Robin Salzman plan to build a pickleball, restaurant, café and Top Golf complex on a 6.3 acre site on Chartown Drive south of Life Fellowship Church fronting I-77 in Cornelius. The independent recreation amenity will feature semi-private pickleball, a restaurant, a café and community non-profit concept featuring […]

Huntersville CEO is the first female chair of NC Private Protective Services Board

Oct. 18. Tamara Rabenold, CEO of Huntersville-based Vaudra International, is the new chair off the NC Private Protective Services Board. A licensed private investigator since 2004, she is the first woman to serve as chair since the noard was created 50 years ago. The PPSB is under the Department of Public Safety and helps regulate […]


Mecklenburg New Corporations

Sept. 18. These businesses have registered with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Cornelius 7/17/23 Advantage Pros Financial LLC, John G. VanderVoort II, 20526 Rio Oro Dr., Cornelius 7/17/23 The Bougie Leopard LLC, Ileana Osborne, 19825-B North Cove Rd. Ste. 1054, Cornelius 7/18/23 Badger Properties LLC, Erica Meinen, 20901 N. Main St., Cornelius 7/19/23 Artisan […]

ConvergeSouth, a 2-day conference for start-ups and investors, coming in October

Aug. 28. ConvergeSouth 2023, a two-day Expo and Conference featuring startups and investors will be held Oct. 5-6. The event, which is produced by the Flywheel Foundation, will be held at the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. “Converge South will expose local entrepreneurs to resources and knowledge they can use to scale their business […]

SCORE announces ‘Pitch for Growth’ contest

Aug. 24. SCORE Charlotte’s Pitch for Growth 2023 competition, which begins Sept. 5, offers small business owners a unique opportunity to pitch their future growth with assistance from SCORE Charlotte members and local business professional experts. Owners can also compete with other local entrepreneurs to win cash prizes. To participate, small business owners need to […]

Sully’s Steamers grand opening Aug. 25

Aug. 17. Sully’s Steamers, a fast casual steamed bagel sandwich franchise, will have a grand opening for its Davidson location next Friday Aug. 25. The second location in North Carolina—Brevard was the first—is at 721 Jetton. Franchise owners Andrew and Amber Payne approached Sully’s Steamers about opening in Davidson, said Robert Sullivan, the founder and […]