Two Charlotte business owners who work with dozens of other small business owners say a combination of grants are helping keep them all afloat
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Toni South and Christy Pope started CLT find four years ago at the 7th street market. It’s a fun shop selling all locally made goods from 90 different vendors, everything from jewelry to books, beauty products, and even honey. Business was great until the pandemic hit.
“We closed in the middle of march and for a couple of weeks we literally sat at home thinking our business was done,” South remembers.
Then the women had an idea.
“We just started posting on Instagram. If you need a gift. We were shipping a ton of stuff leading up to Mothers Day basically through Facebook and it just took off,” said South.
It’s a good thing because the usual crowds and customers still haven’t come