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Business news covering the entrepreneurial culture and new business ventures.

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

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

Josh Patton

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Career Path: From grad school dropout to Hollywood acclaim

Photo courtesy of Eric Boulanger

June 6, 2017 - 1:27pm

Delivery on demand: Charlotte leading farm- and restaurant-delivery options

Visitors to the April 2017 version of Charlotte VegFest stop by the booth of Nourish, one of the event's major sponsors. The company specializes in delivering of prepared meals featuring nutritious, plant-based whole foods. | Photo courtesy of Nourish.

May 18, 2017 - 7:34am

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

Jim Koch

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In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

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