The founders of PlotWatt started a business to solve a common frustrating situation. By winning the GE Ecomagination Challenge, the company has received a $100,000 grant. The recognition also attracted $1,000,000 of venture capital funding.
Before moving to North Carolina from Brazil, Ken and Patricia Fisher had dreamed of opening up their own pet care business. Now, it’s a reality. As the Gaston Gazette reports, the couple recently opened the Kennelina Pet Resort at their home in Gastonia, North Carolina.
As part of a proposed $18.9-billion budget plan, the North Carolina Senate has announced it aims to cap the tax burden on small businesses. The legislation is part of the state government’s effort to boost the local economy.
North Carolina entrepreneurs might soon see new benefits of business incorporation thanks to a new incentives package that is expected to help small businesses and reduce the state's unemployment rates.
Grassroots nonprofits are a great way to get a mass movement behind a social mission. Still, the more popular they become, the more skeptical donors become about protecting themselves against scams.