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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Cabarrus Center Hosts 53 Ideas Pitch Competition Finale

The Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted the 53 Ideas Pitch Competition finale in its state-of-the-art event space located in downtown Concord, NC. Pitch Competition The 53 Ideas Pitch Competition was created to expand upon the community’s innovative ideas and provide everyone with a chance to share their ideas, test viability and compete for funding to support new venture creation. Anyone aged 16+ who resides in the ten counties surrounding Charlotte could enter. This annual competition...

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