Entrepreneurs http://wfae.org en Task Force To Public: How Can City Be More Immigrant-Friendly? http://wfae.org/post/task-force-public-how-can-city-be-more-immigrant-friendly <p>A city immigration task force held the first of a series of listening sessions Thursday. The task force will make recommendations to the city council next year on how to make Charlotte more immigrant-friendly.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City Council formed the Immigrant </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Integration Task</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Force primarily for two purposes: Make Charlotte more immigrant-friendly and capitalize on immigrant entrepreneurs.</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:16:57 +0000 Nick de la Canal 51969 at http://wfae.org Teen Entrepreneurs http://wfae.org/post/teen-entrepreneurs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School is out for summer and teenagers across the country are on the hunt for summer jobs. However, some Charlotte teens have skipped the job application process by starting their own small businesses instead. How have these teenagers used their passions to turn a profit? What resources are available for youth in the greater Charlotte area to gain business experience? And how has the face of a business owner diversified over the past few years? A conversation about entrepreneurship when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30072 at http://wfae.org Teen Entrepreneurs Female Business Owners http://wfae.org/post/female-business-owners <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Owning a business is an ambitious venture for anyone. But as a female business owner, there are particular challenges that one might face. In the late </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, women owned only ten percent of U.S. business. Now, women own forty percent of all privately-held firms. This considerable rise of women leaders has helped shift the business landscape and has opened up a wealth of opportunities for aspiring female entrepreneurs and small business owners. Two female </span>Charlotteans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> started the company, Towne and Reese, and continue their rapid rise of success. A conversation about being a women and owning a business, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26222 at http://wfae.org Female Business Owners The Coming Prosperity: Entrepreneurs And The Global Economy http://wfae.org/post/coming-prosperity-entrepreneurs-and-global-economy <p>In all the gloom and doom that surround talk of our global economy these days, our guest today, economist Philip Auerswald, sees a ray of hope. That hope lies in developing societies and in entrepreneurship, and possible pathways to what he calls "The Coming Prosperity." We'll talk with Mr. Auerswald about his book by that very name and about his optimistic look at the future of the global economy.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 19891 at http://wfae.org The Coming Prosperity: Entrepreneurs And The Global Economy Tech Entrepreneurs Woo Investors http://wfae.org/post/tech-entrepreneurs-woo-investors <p>Last Wednesday was D-Day - Demonstration Day -&nbsp; for five tech entrepreneurs in Charlotte. They showed off their products to potential investors who gathered at the business incubator Packard Place.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:35:11 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 13295 at http://wfae.org Tech Entrepreneurs Woo Investors