Whether you’re a hopeful entrepreneur or a seasoned small business owner, there’s always more to learn, and resources are abounding, if you know where to look. Below is the contact information for our Resources Partners. Each provides unique services to business owners. Visit their websites to learn more!
|Business Expansion Funding Corporation (BEFCOR)
Working in partnership with a bank, BEFCOR provides federal 504 loan program financing for fixed assets at a low‐fixed interest rate.
|Carolina Business Capital
Provides financing to small business enterprises with the SBA 504-Loan, which provides business owners in our region capital resources to finance real estate and fixed assets for growth and expansion, and job creation.
|Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC)
A private, non-profit, membership organization of major corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and universities that operate within North or South Carolina. The organization promotes and facilitates the development of business relationships between its members and certified minority-owned business enterprises.
|City of Charlotte – Economic Development Department
The City of Charlotte’s ED office focuses on locating and relocating businesses to Charlotte, workforce development, business corridor revitalization, financial assistance programs, small business opportunities, and business retention.
A private/public partnership that brings together Charlotte area resources to engage, empower and employ Charlotte’s workforce to meet current business climate needs.
|Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
A membership, volunteer-led organization that works to recruit companies interested in relocation; provides information and assistance; and monitors government to identify issues that affect the local business climate and advocates on behalf of its members.
|Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce
We are a non-profit organization serving black-owned businesses in the Charlotte Mecklenburg region. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce (CMBCC) provides resources, promotes political engagement and strengthens networks to increase the economic vitality of our business community.
|Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Sample businesses, sample business research tools and much more are all available on the second floor of the Main Library.
Phone: (704) 416-0100
|Charlotte Business INClusion
The Charlotte Business INClusion program is designed to promote diversity, inclusion, and local business opportunities in the City’s contracting and procurement process for businesses headquartered in the Charlotte Combined Statistical Area.
|CPCC Small Business Center
Provides one‐on‐one counseling and access to their resource center with materials and resource information to plan or improve small businesses. Free seminars on business related topics are offered most months at the Institute and various public library locations.
Phone: (704) 330-6658
|Latin American Chamber of Commerce Charlotte
Offers a sustainable bilingual platform of programs, events and services that engages, empowers and supports both Latino and non-Latino businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals in order to ACCELERATE their ACCESS to RESOURCES GROWTH and SUCCESS when navigating together this new economy.
|Mecklenburg County (Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprises Program)
The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County offer a variety of economic development and business development programs for qualified businesses.
|National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Charlotte)
A due-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries. NAWBO Charlotte propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
Phone: 704 367-3454
|Queen City Foward
An innovative non-profit that 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.
|Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Provides management counseling and educational services to small and midsized businesses. Their primary focus is operations, and business planning, and feasibility assessment.
Phone: (704) 687-0440
A nonprofit community development lender whose mission is creating ownership and economic opportunity for small businesses and nonprofit organizations headed by minorities, women, rural residents and low‐wealth families. Self‐ Help also administers the SBE Loan Fund.
SCORE members are experienced business professionals who provide volunteer business services to those interested in starting or expanding a business. Free consultations are available to help individuals define a successful marketing strategy, develop a marketing plan or help solve business problems.
|The Employers Association
Provides human resources and training services to organizations in the greater Charlotte, NC area. Serves more than 850 member organizations of all sizes and industries, both public and private.
|UNC Charlotte Ventureprise
A catalyst for connecting entrepreneurs, community resources, university researchers, funding partners, government agencies, business mentors and education partners.
|Small Business Administration (SBA)
An independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns. Also, provides SBA-backed loans, government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance and training programs to help small businesses succeed.
|The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina (WBC) helps women-owned businesses start and grow. It’s a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development Inc. (NCIMED).
|The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte
The Women’s Business Center helps women-owned businesses start and grow. We empower women by offering tools and support to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize for future growth and contribute to the growth and economic development of the community.
|Charlotte’s Center City
Want to know more about Charlotte’s center city? If you answered yes then Charlotte Center City Partners is the site to visit. Learn more about where to shop, play, and live in Center City. With numerous signature events occurring throughout the year together with robust business opportunities, Charlotte’s Center City provides is the perfect place for great cultural, sports and dining.
Phone: (704) 332-2227