Welcome to Charlotte Business Resources. Our goal is to connect you with the information you need to start and run a successful business. CBRbiz.com represents a community-wide collaborative effort by a network of organizations commited to working together to save you time and money by providing relevant business resources & information.
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Carolina Small Business Development Fund is a statewide nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Atkins Library offers public access and services to community patrons on a wide variety of topics. Among those services is our Patent and Trademark Resource Center.
We are a non-profit organization serving black-owned businesses in the Charlotte Mecklenburg region.
The Women's Business Center provides tools and support to help women-owned businesses start and grow.
NAWBO Charlotte is a professional organization specifically designed to fuel the success of the 42,000 women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte area.
The purpose of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte (LACCC) is to offer a sustainable bilingual platform of programs, events and services that engages, empowers and supports both Latino and non-Latino businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals.
Queen City Forward provides a hub for entrepreneurs who have business ideas that address social needs and work to balance a triple-bottom-line of people, planet and profit.
Carolina Business Capital (formerly Centralina Development Corporation) partners with banks to finance real estate and heavy equipment for small businesses across North Carolina.
Charlotte Business INClusion is a City of Charlotte program that seeks to increase utilization of Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises in local contracting opportunities.
Mecklenburg County oversees many business license and permit processes and seeks to increase participation of MWSBE firms in the business community.
The Charlotte Chamber is a membership, volunteer-led organization that creates competitive advantage by growing the economy, advocating pro-business public policies and delivering innovative programs and services.
The Corporate Learning Center serves the learning and development needs of businesses and organizations. We continually enhance our broad portfolio of courses and programs to help your company succeed...
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers a wide variety of resources for businesses and non-profit organizations.
The City of Charlotte provides business development support through a variety of services and programs.
CMSDCs mission is to expand business opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises.
The workforce development board offers services and programs to support your business’s growth potential: customized recruiting assistance, training grants for new and incumbent workers, labor market information and more.
Ventureprise is a broad-based hands-on strategic effort to help high growth startups and early stage companies grow.
SCORE counselors and mentors are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow successful businesses.
The SBTDC is here to help small business owners meet the challenges of today’s business environment - manage their ever-changing world, and plan for the future of their business...
The SBA provides a variety of assistance to small businesses including loans and loan guarantees as well as counseling and training workshops - bond guarantees and business advocacy.
BEFCOR is a non-profit corporation providing business owners with long-term, fixed-rate financing for owner-occupied real estate and other fixed assets.
The Employers Association is Charlotte's premier partner for human resource solutions, helping employers build successful workplaces.
The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help and its financing affiliates provide business loans and technical support to businesses throughout the Charlotte region.
The Small Business Center at CPCC provides expert assistance and valuable resources to prospective and existing small business owners and non-profit organizations.
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
The best way to recover from a disaster is to prepare for it. On this page, you’ll find the resources you need for disaster preparedness and recovery. Start with a readiness assistance, discover ways to prepare your employees, and find the assistance you need to recover.
This page is split into three separate sections: Planning, Recovery and Additional Information. Under Planning, you’ll find the resources you need for readiness assessment, business preparedness and employee preparedness, as well as local resources. If you are in search of post-disaster resources, you’ll find the assistance you need under Recovery. Under Additional Resources, take the time to browse apps, webinars, articles/blogs and infographics to learn everything you need to know about disaster preparedness.
Licensing and Permitting
Which licenses and permits do you need to get your business up and running? Regardless of your industry type or location, there are a few licensing and permitting requirements that every business operating in Charlotte-Mecklenburg needs to know! There may even be additional offices your business should contact based on your location and industry. Many of these require special permits and approvals before you can legally operate your business.
On this page, you’ll find checklists featuring a few licensing and permitting requirements to help you get started.
For even more information, keep scrolling, and choose from the listed categories to refine your search and find local partners and organizations. Categories on this page include Getting Started, Local Offices, Offices and State Offices.
About This Site
This portal represents a community-wide collaborative effort by a network of organizations committed to working together to save you time and money by providing relevant business resources & information.