Friday, October 14, 2016


A high performance women’s entrepreneurial mastermind consortium hosts Raleigh-Durham’s first-ever Excelerate Experience, a business building event helping women business owners move from overwhelm to focus and business success.

Nothing changes unless we take action, so come out to the Excelerate Experience!

Debt Free, Personal Development, Leadership DevelopmentTo Move Your Business Forward, You MUST Invest in Yourself AND Your Business!

The Business Alliance of North Carolina is bringing the tools, resources, and a community of positive, like-minded individuals to Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners, allowing them to easily invest in themselves and their business, helping them to get unstuck and moving forward into a sustainable business model!

Seats are limited and filling up!

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Invest in Yourself and Grow

Invest in Your Business and PROSPER!

educational library

Educational Library

What is the best way to GROW your business . . . to REALLY GROW your business?  By investing in YOURSELF! YOU are your brand!  

We have selected several financial, personal and leadership development books & CD’s that will start you on  your path to continuing professional development – growing YOU and YOUR BUSINESS!

Visit the Educational Library



 business alliance eventsThe Business Alliance of North Carolina provides the resources, structure and support for YOU to grow a sustainable business.  

Check out our events designed to help you:

  • build your referral network
  • get unstuck
  • move forward!

DeclutterAccomplish Your Work and Enjoy Your Life!

The Productive Environment Institute helps individuals and organizations eliminate the physical, digital, emotional and spiritual clutter so everyone can accomplish their work and enjoy their lives!


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1309, 2016

The NC Business & Economic Development Summit

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Growth|0 Comments

NC Business & Economic Development Summit

Until today, I have not been one to be very excited about Politics, in fact, I use to avoid it at all costs!  In fact, the Business Alliance of North Carolina came about as a result of a bad experience with Politics where […]

2607, 2016


By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Expo, Events, Health & Wellness, Melanie's Blog|1 Comment

The world has felt “yucky” lately to me.  It started with a bad dream – no, a nightmare, several months back where people went into crowded areas – for no reason, other than anger, frustration and confusion with what’s going on in our world – in our communities, and started killing.  I was hoping it was just a nightmare and […]

1105, 2016

A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Melanie's Blog|0 Comments

Business Growth

It’s been a day full of excitement and concern.  One of our members finally received a traditional loan that she has been searching for over the last 6 years.  I went to the closing with her and could see the relief in her eyes as she has been dependent on daily […]

2703, 2016

What is the Business Alliance?

By | March 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Growth|0 Comments

Business SuccessI have worked over the past decade as an Accountant and CFO, diving into the numbers of different companies and non-profits and using these numbers to help the business move forward and grow. I was brought into work with businesses who were generating close to 1 million […]

Member Articles

  • Why You Need to Try Scary Things September 22, 2016
    If someone offered you an opportunity that was outside of your comfort zone, would you give it a shot? Or would you bow out? “I have to do what??” I was contacted to do a talk as part of a very creative event called Petcha Kucha. I have no idea what this phrase means. I […]
    Dori Staehle
  • Cultural Competence September 26, 2016
    This weekend I had the honor of taking my children to an important historic event: the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. We stood on the National Mall and watched as the 1st African American president spoke and then rang the bell for the opening. During his speech, President […]
  • Establishing a School Improvement Plan September 19, 2016
    Establishing a school improvement plan (SIP) is the most important first step to improving your school. Without this plan it is nearly impossible to attain success. As John Wooten, the former UCLA basketball coach said, “Failure to Prepare is Preparing to Fail.” Additionally, Yogi Berra, the former Yankee baseball player famous for his malapropisms said, […]
  • Calculating Your Charter School’s ADM September 12, 2016
    Are you sure that you’re sure that you’re calculating your ADM correctly? Depending on who you ask, establishing your school’s 20-Day Average Daily Membership (ADM) might be the most important thing that your public charter school is responsible for doing right during the first four weeks of school.  After all, the majority of your funding […]
  • What are you doing to grow yourself? September 6, 2016
    My team and I are honored to work with public charter school leaders and board members across North Carolina. Last year, we supported over 40 schools through training, consulting, coaching and mentoring. Our strength is assisting boards and school leaders to identify and execute on their strategic priorities. It fills my heart when I see […]
  • Website Development for Tradesmen September 27, 2016
    In the Information Age, fewer and fewer people pick up the phone to research companies they want to do business with. They turn to their favorite web-browser and search for what they need. If your business doesn’t show up in their online search, their money will go to someone else. Where do you start? What […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Content Development Tips: How to Come Up with Blog Post Topics September 15, 2016
    As you might already know, content development is a critical part of running a successful website, and a big part of this is coming up with blog post topics. Whether you love to write or just do it because you want to create content for your site, however, you might find it hard to come up with […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Internet Marketing Services for Small Businesses: Why It’s Worth It September 8, 2016
    If you have never thought about paying for professional internet marketing services for small businesses, chances are good that you are missing out on a great way to promote your business. Some business owners are under the impression that only the bigger companies actually need professional online marketing, but this is not the case at all. […]
    Steve Hamm
  • 6 Reasons Businesses Need Social Media Marketing September 1, 2016
    In order for a business to grow quickly, they need to be able to reach a wide target audience as soon as possible. Without an active social media presence, your business is doomed to fail. Research shows nearly 2 in 3 adults use social media. By not tapping into the potential of social media, marketing […]
    Steve Hamm