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

Sean Lilly Wilson

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RTP launches new business contest for women entrepreneurs across N.C.

The winner of this year's TrailblazHER contest will receive one year of complimentary workspace at The Frontier at Research Triangle Park (RTP). | Photo courtesy of RTP Foundation

October 10, 2017 - 1:28pm

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

Koel Thomae

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Career Path: Investigative mind, love of research forged path to success

Theckla Sterrett believes Charlotte is one of the best places in the nation to start a business based on its economic diversity and welcoming nature. | Photo courtesy of Saturday Brand Communications.​

September 21, 2017 - 12:36pm

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.

Dave Ramsey

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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

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