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2021 AMP Up! Charlotte Graduates Ready to Grow Their Businesses

The City of Charlotte’s AMP Up! Charlotte program prepares minority business entrepreneurs for growth and expansion through business development services, mentoring, targeting training, and access to large corporations for contract and procurement opportunities.

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UpSkill Charlotte Training Grant Program Supports Incumbent Worker Training & Development

  Employee cross-training and upskilling have never been more important. That said, for Charlotte businesses that managed to survive a full year of COVID-19 impacts, day-to-day operations may still be stabilizing and staff training and/or professional development dollars are simply out of reach. That’s where CharlotteWorks’ UpSkill Charlotte Training Grant Program comes in.  What is …

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City of Charlotte Announces 4th Cohort of AMP UP!

City of Charlotte Announces 4th Cohort of AMP UP! Minority Business Development Program The City of Charlotte will launch its fourth cohort of AMP UP in May 2021!  AMP UP is a seven-month virtual business development program that prepares minority business owners for growth and expansion. The program focuses on peer learning, strategic planning, marketing …

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Meet the Partner: Brian Hamilton Foundation

CBR is thrilled to welcome Brian Hamilton Foundation as a partner in our resource network!

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How to Prepare for Small Business Saturday During COVID

As thousands of small businesses in Charlotte continue to be impacted by COVID-19, it’s important now more than ever to encourage consumers to shop local.

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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte

Since the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has invested in Latino-owned small businesses in the food industry.

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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Small Business and Technology Development Center

Since the Small Business and Technology Development Center first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has unveiled the curriculum, NxLevel™ Guide to Growing Your Business, for up to 25 companies in Charlotte.

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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: ASPIRE Community Capital

Since the ASPIRE Community Capital first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has expanded the program offering and further integrated technology into the delivery of entrepreneurial services.

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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Since the Carolina Small Business Development Fund first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has provided more than 234 small business loans totaling over $8.9 million in capital within the City of Charlotte alone.

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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

Since the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has been able to help keep doors open and to help families sustain.

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