Almost all businesses require some form of financing. Regardless of what stage you are in – whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned business owner – with a good business plan and experience as well as personal or business equity and collateral, there are resources available that may be able to help with financing your business.
Select from the topics below to learn more about the financial resources available for your business.
Find the financial resources available for your business on this page. Regardless of what stage you’re in, with a good business plan and experience, as well as personal or business equity and collateral, there are resources available that may be able to help with financing your business.
The resources on this page are organized into the following key topics: Angels and Equity Investors, Crowdfunding, Federal Programs, Helpful Hints/Grants, Local Programs, Real Estate Financing and State Programs. To refine your search, click on the topic that best describes what you’re looking for, and take the time to explore the tools and resources available to you. Be sure to click on each resource to expand their profile and learn more.
Thriving & Why Charlotte?
On this page, discover more about why Charlotte is a great place to start and grow a business. From the economic development and transportation to the culture, hospitality and tourism, the Charlotte region offers the quality of life that people and businesses are looking for.
The resources on this page are organized into the following categories: Culture, Hospitality & Tourism, Economic Development and Transportation. Select the topic that best describes what you’re looking for, and discover all of the resources available to you in Charlotte. To learn more about each resource, be sure to click on the images to expand their profiles.
Preparing for Financing
You’re ready to start a business but are you ready to get a loan? Whether it’s startup capital or operating funds you need, it’s important to understand what investors and lenders are looking for. From online tools to confidential one-on-one business counselors, Charlotte has what you need to help you increase your chances for success. From online tools to confidential one-on-one business counselors, find the resources you need to prepare your business for financing on this page.
The resources on this page are organized into the two following categories: Local Resources and Online Tools. To refine your search, click on the category that best describes what you’re looking for. From there, explore all of the local resources available to you and your business!
On this page, you’ll find programs that can help lenders reduce their credit exposure, improve their borrower’s cash flow, secure underwriting approval and maintain their client relationships. With easy approval processes and flexible repayment terms, these programs can help lenders help their business clients start, grow and be successful.
The resources on this page are organized into the following topics: Charlotte Funding Programs, Charlotte SBA 504 Lenders, and Technical Assistance. Click on a topic to get connected to tools that can help you approve your client’s loan request, meet CRA tools and grow Charlotte’s local economy. Click on each image to expand their profiles and learn more.