Growing a Business
Growing and expanding businesses have access to a wide variety of programs and services in Charlotte, from one-on-one business advising to financial programs and more.
The below resources are ready to help you navigate the waters of growing your business. They are knowledgeable and passionate about businesses and can help you stay on the right path to business growth and success.
If you’re poised to take your business to the next level – perhaps you’re considering hiring new employees, relocating to a larger facility or diversifying your products and services – or perhaps you’re simply trying to overcome obstacles to business growth – one of the best resources you can connect with to help you fully consider the “big picture” and to make sure that you are positioned for long-term success and sustainability is the Charlotte office of the Small Business & Technology Development Center.
The Charlotte Chamber hosts events and seminars for members and non-members alike. Visit the Chamber’s site to learn more, including their Survive and Thrive site to view webinars and video archives, listen to Podcasts, and much more.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship seeks to increase the success of small business in Mecklenburg County by providing expert and readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners and their employees. Through education, training, and one-on-one counseling services, the Institute can help you answer your business questions and position you and your business for success.
A member-based organization, The Employers Association can help your growing business with your human resources needs by providing a full range of human resources training and more than 130 different classes surrounding all topics related to human resources. Learn more about the benefits of membership by visiting their website.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to the growth and success of small businesses nationwide. They provide free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, with more than 60 volunteers in the Charlotte chapter to serve you and your business.
A “safe haven” for entrepreneurs to share challenges and mistakes, as well as successes, BIG, a membership non-profit organization, aims to create an intimate community of like-minded, high potential entrepreneurs and provide a meaningful and rewarding peer-to-peer exchange among those facing similar challenges with growing their businesses.
Ventureprise, formerly The Ben Craig Center, a UNC-Charlotte business partnership, supports the success of innovative technology and business process start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs through business incubation and acceleration services.
Get tips for marketing, benchmarking your business and much more. Considered one of the most comprehensive business libraries in the country, the James J Hill reference library houses a world-class collection of practical business information and resources for growing and maturing your business.
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