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Crowns of Enterprise 2022 Award Nominations

  The Crowns of Enterprise Awards honor minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, and small businesses, demonstrating exemplary leadership and sound business strategies that embrace diversity and drive economic development in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Nominations are being accepted now through Feb. 25, 2022.   Hosted by the Charlotte Business INClusion program and Mecklenburg County Office of Economic …

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Resources to Gear Up for Small Business Saturday 2021

  As small business owners navigate the day-to-day operations on top of a world still recovering from COVID-19, equipping yourself with the proper resources is a necessity. Owning a small business is an uphill climb, but it doesn’t have to be a battle. Consumers are here to support you and there are stats to prove …

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CLIMB Program introduced for low-income entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking legal services

Leading national, regional, and local law firms have joined forces to create the Carolinas Social Impact Initiative, an effort to foster a more inclusive community and reduce systemic barriers to social and economic mobility in the Carolinas.  Today they are also announcing their first program, the Charlotte Legal Initiative to Mobilize Businesses (CLIMB), which will …

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As Economy Recovers, County Invites Applicants for Meck Lending

Charlotte Business Resources (CBR) is here to help entrepreneurs and small businesses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County by providing resources across all aspects, from starting a business to financing. In the light of COVID-19, resources are needed now more than ever. We have a fantastic financial support opportunity we would like to share with you.  As small …

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City of Charlotte Fosters Economic Growth in Corridors of Opportunity Investment

The City of Charlotte has dedicated a $24.5 million investment into six key corridors across the region, known as the “Corridors of Opportunity”. 

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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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