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KW Collards

KW Collards began in 2009 when Kizito Wademi formulated a special recipe to make his collard greens tasty without meat products. One year later, in 2010, his collard greens product was on the grocery shelves of four local health food stores, and the following year, in 2011, KW Collards was named the Top Selling Item of the Year in Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest health food store chain. Newspaper interviews, magazine articles and social media reviews followed, and soon customer patrons of larger grocery retailers began asking for the product to fill their shelves.

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Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center, PLLC.

Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center is a unique practice that offers a non-invasive approach for treating patients, through the latest evidence-based guidelines using chiropractic care, and other multi-faceted approaches, such as biomechanical, soft tissue, and specialized rehabilitation, which are designed to quickly alleviate your pain and provide you with the tools to live functional lives.

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My Helpful Friend

My Helpful Friend is a small business that strives to bring beauty and balance to every day life by providing cleaning, organization, laundry and home keeping services to the NC Triangle area.

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T.B.M. Smallcakes, Cupcakery & Creamery

T.B.M. Smallcakes has a mission to create the opportunity to Serve, Unify, and Support the families of its local community by using the traditional love of cake and ice cream as the platform for bringing families together again to spend quality time

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Devoted Human

Meredith Bennett is an entrepreneur and owner of Devoted Human, e-commerce company located in Asheville, NC, focused on cat and dog-related products made by American artists and craftsmen that offers a platform for handcrafted and custom-made goods that have a smaller carbon footprint and are better for pets.

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Evans Electrical Services, LLC

Veteran entrepreneur, Dwayne Evans, decided that it was time to create and deliver a contractor service force that he felt was lacking in most plants in North Carolina. That's when he started Evans Electrical Services, LLC.

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Beach Bum’s Grill and Bar

Beach Bum's Grill and Bar is a bright, fun restaurant that not only serves up great food, but provides a place for the community to gather and have a good time.

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Food FWD

Food FWD is a triple-bottom line food waste diversion company founded by Noah and Sarah Marsh in 2013. Food FWD services the entire Triangle – Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the surrounding cities

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The Studio and The Barbershop

Mary Kelly Smith, an experienced salon owner and stylist, wanted a way to create long-term stability for her and her family. She and her husband, Bubba, run and own a side-by-side, connected hair studio (The Studio) and barbershop (The Barbershop). With over twenty years of experience, they've created the perfect atmosphere—a place for their clients to not only get fresh, new looks but also socialize.

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Grace Federal Solutions

Grace Federal Solutions delivers a full range of professional healthcare services, administrative/clerical services, research support services, data abstraction, training, and information technology.

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Carolina Small Business Development Fund has helped in ways traditional lending sources could, or rather would, not. Carolina Small Business has helped me realize my dreams as a business owner—to expand, help my community grow in a positive direction and support my family. ” TJ McDermott, King's Sandwich Shop