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Career Path: Couple leads Charlotte company to remarkable growth

Melinda and Mike Durkee play off each other's strengths, and offset weaknesses with some outside help, in running a successful marketing and consulting business in the Tar Heel State. | Photo courtesy of Proforma Durkee.

September 6, 2017 - 1:40pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ernie Garcia

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Career Path: From farms to pantries, EarthKind founder fights pests responsibly

Kari Warberg Block continues to base her company on the use of non-toxic ingredients derived from plant fibers, essential oils and similar source materials. | Photo courtesy of EarthKind.

August 4, 2017 - 9:09am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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Lessons from the Valley: How NC can move up the entrepreneurial ladder

Charlotte is home to two unicorns, companies valued at more than $1 billion. | Photo by Tedd Lane for Crain National.

July 14, 2017 - 1:16pm

Career Path: Three longtime friends bring farm-to-flask dreams to North Carolina

Social House co-founders and longtime friends Cary Joshi (left to right), Mark Mullins and G Patel share a drink. | Photo courtesy of Social House Vodka.

July 5, 2017 - 3:48pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Stephanie Alexander

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North Carolina businesses blazing the virtual reality trail

Mooresville-based Lowe's Home Improvement is leading the virtual reality charge through its disruptive innovation labs. | Photo by Mike Mozart via Creative Commons.

June 21, 2017 - 9:17am

Career Path: From the seas to the bees, Navy vet turns beekeeper

Nathan Sheets started with one beehive and now has a honey-making empire. Photo courtesy of Nature Nate's. 

June 19, 2017 - 5:35pm

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