The Women-Owned Small Businesses of Gibson Mill

Did you know that Gibson Mill is home to a unique variety of women-owned small businesses? The once thriving 20th century manufacturing facility was purchased by local friends in 2004 and restored to offer an array of retail, office and warehouse space for local entrepreneurs. The reinvention of the space has given many female entrepreneurs the opportunity they need to take their innovative ideas to the next level by starting up a new business. As we close out National Women’s Small Business Month, take a moment...

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Explore the Women-Owned Small Businesses of Downtown Kannapolis

The newly revitalized downtown Kannapolis district offers a wide variety of attractive, vibrant spaces for female entrepreneurs to start and grow their small businesses. The picturesque downtown district is now home to an array of women-owned small businesses ranging from boutiques and art studios to delicious food and treats. As we celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month, we invite you to explore the small businesses that female entrepreneurs have created in downtown Kannapolis, so you can support them now...

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Celebrating Women-Owned Small Businesses

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, which serves as an excellent opportunity to reflect on the work of female entrepreneurs everywhere. The Rise of Women-Owned Businesses According to the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express, there are 13 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. alone. Compare that to 1972 when there were only a little more than 400,000 women-owned businesses in operation at the time. Over the last two decades, female entrepreneurship in the U.S. has increased...

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The Cabarrus Center Launches Retail Lab Program

Applications now open to existing and future retail business owners CONCORD, NC, August 2021 – The Cabarrus Center is now accepting applications for the Retail Lab—a brand new program created to address the complexities and sometimes daunting nature of starting and operating a retail establishment. The Retail Lab will serve existing or prospective retail business owners in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. It is an application-based, six-week immersive boot camp, followed by an opportunity for new retailers to test their...

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