Carolina Common Enterprise

NC Budget and Tax Center – Down Home Capital: How Converting Businesses into Employee-Owned Enterprises Can Save Jobs and Empower Communities

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From The North Carolina Budget and Tax Center: North Carolina has the potential to turn a grave challenge into a transformative economic opportunity. Thousands of businesses could disappear over the coming years as baby boomer entrepreneurs enter retirement, threatening to deal a heavy blow to communities across the state. However, by helping many of these […]

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LEAF – LEAF Supports North Carolina Cooperative Development Center

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From LEAF: LEAF recently provided Carolina Common Enterprise (CCE) with financing to support the Rural Cooperative Development grant funding that CCE was awarded from the USDA to provide strategy and insight into how to prepare rural businesses to convert to cooperative ownership. Carolina Common Enterprise’s mission as a cooperative development center is to assist individuals […]

Electric Violin Shop – Durham, NC

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Electric Violin Shop is a 5-employee instrument sales and repair shop in Durham, North Carolina that serves both retail customers and a global mail-order business. The founder, planning to retire, saw in his employees a level of expertise and commitment to the business that would be impossible to find in an outside buyer.  Succession was made […]