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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!


Print 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.
Phone: 704-414-3000
Website: www.befcor.com
CBC Logo 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.
Phone: 704-373-1233
Website: www.cbc504.com
CVMSDCLogo 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.
Phone: 980-314-2940
Website: www.cvmsdc.org
charlotte-crown 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.
Phone: 704-432-1395
Website: www.charmeck.org
CltWorks_WDB Charlotte Works
A private/public partnership that brings together Charlotte area resources to engage, empower and employ Charlotte’s workforce to meet current business climate needs.
Phone: 704-206-1350
Website: www.charlotteworks.com
CLTChamber-2C 041014 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.
Phone: 704-378-1300
Website: www.charlottechamber.com
CMBCC_logo-horizontal 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.
Phone: 704-212-2032
Website: www.cmbcc.org
CMLibrary_logo_ProfileBanner 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
Website: www.cmlibrary.org
CharlotteBusinessINCFinals 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.
Phone: 704-432-1395
Website: http://charlottebusinessinclusion.org
cpcc-smallbusiness 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
Website: www.cpcc.edu/sbc
LACC Logo Large 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.
Phone: 704-343-2525
Website: www.lacccharlotte.com
Mecklenburg-County1 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.
Phone: 704-336-6186
Website: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/edo/MWSBE/Pages/default.aspx
NAWBO Logo 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
Website: www.nawbocharlotte.org
QC Forward Logo 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.
Phone: 704-975-5384
Website: www.QueenCityForward.org
SBTDC1-125x33 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
Website: www.sbtdc.org
Self Help Self Help
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.
Phone: 704-332-1514
Website: www.self-help.org
score_final_logo_350px.jpg SCORE
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.
Phone: 704-344-6576
Website: http://charlotte.score.org
TEA_brand+tag_2c 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.
Phone: 704-522-8011
Website: www.employersassoc.com
UNC Charlotte Ventureprise
A catalyst for connecting entrepreneurs, community resources, university researchers, funding partners, government agencies, business mentors and education partners.
Phone: 704-687-0900
Website: www.ventureprise.org
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.
Phone: 704-344-6563
Website: www.sba.gov
WBC Logo 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).
Phone: 919-956-8889
Website: www.wbcnc.ncimed.org
WBC Logo 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.
Phone: 704-509-5884
Website: www.theinstitutenc.org
CCCP Logo 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
Website: www.charlottecentercity.org
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