About the Small Business Resource Providers Consortium
Charlotte is rich with organizations that are dedicated to business development. This network of organizations is committed to working together to save you time and money by providing relevant business resources & information. Contact us today to learn how we can help you & your business be successful!
BEFCOR, a non-profit corporation, supports local economic development in North Carolina by promoting business growth, expansion and job creation. BEFCOR’s core business is providing business owners with long-term, fixed-rate financing for owner-occupied real estate and other fixed assets via the SBA 504 loan program.
CMSDC is a membership organization of major corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and universities. The Council promotes and facilitates the development of business relationships between its members and certified minority-owned business enterprises.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship provides expert assistance to prospective and existing small business owners and their employees through education, training, and counseling services. Join the Institute’s mailing list to receive updates on the programs and services offered.
Founded in 1903, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library strives to build a highly literate and educated community; to contribute to its economic health, cultural and social capital; and to be highly accessed and cherished. As stewards of the community’s trust and resources, the Library provides valuable experiences and resources, including a wealth of resources for businesses and non-profit organizations.
Charlotte Works is a private, public partnership that brings together market resources and aggregates data on participant skills, education and work history for Charlotte area businesses, recruiters and employers looking for specific talent. Our goal is to grow the local economy by linking companies of all sizes with the most highly skilled, highly educated workforce available.
The City’s Neighborhood & Business Services Department (N&BS) is responsible for developing and implementing the City’s small business and economic development initiatives and strategies. N&BS provides a variety of programs and services to help maintain and improve the economic vitality of the our community’s businesses and business districts that ultimately improve the overall quality of life of our community.
SCORE, counselors and mentors to America’s small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. Join SCORE’s mailing list to receive news, tips and free business advice.
The SBTDC has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Ventureprise, formerly the Ben Craig Center, is a non-profit organization sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte serving as a regional resource to support entrepreneurial growth, developing a comprehensive innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, informing public policy and improving entrepreneurial and innovation practices.