/Growing a Business

Updated on: March 31, 2017
Growing and expanding businesses have access to a wide variety of programs and services in Charlotte, from confidential one-on-one business advising to financial programs and more. With information from knowledgeable and passionate business experts, these resources can help you stay on the right path to business growth and success.

Prospera specializes in equipping Hispanic business owners with the tools and knowledge they need to expand their growing business. Consulting, along with ongoing seminars and workshops, are available throughout the year and are completely free.

Carolina Small Business Development Fund believes that when small businesses succeed, everyone benefits. They support communities by helping entrepreneurs build the businesses of their dreams, creating economic opportunities across North Carolina. Grow your business with Carolina Small Business Development Fund.

Charlotte Mecklenburg BLACK CHAMBER of Commerce offers opportunities for you to connect and build the relationships you need to grow your business. Visit the CMBCC online to learn more, or join today.

If you’re a woman entrepreneur and are ready to take the next step in growing your business, NAWBO is the only member-based organization designed to serve, support and strengthen women entrepreneurs in Charlotte. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of NAWBO Charlotte!

The LACCC is committed to giving growing businesses the support they need! Through guided programs, networking events, and mentoring opportunities, the LACCC might just be the resource your business needs to take it to the next step!

Mecklenburg County is helping growing businesses by giving them the tools they need to grow successfully. If you’re looking for information on growing your business, find out how the County can help!

The Charlotte Chamber hosts a variety of events and seminars designed to benefit the growth of your business.

When it’s time to take your business to the next level, the Library can help connect you to the information you need. Use Reference USA to learn more about competitors in your industry and ABI/INFORM to discover industry trends. And with SimplyAnalytics, you can learn more about the demographics in your area or anywhere in the United States.

Charlotte’s growing, and with the City of Charlotte, our business community is growing with it. Find the tools and information you need to grow your business successfully with the City of Charlotte!

When it’s time to expand or relocate your business, Charlotte Works will be there to provide real-time, sector-focused labor market information; grants to train or retrain your workforce; and collaboration with local, state and federal partners.

If you’re a UNC Charlotte entrepreneurial student or faculty member with a big idea, be sure to check out the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Site Program at UNC Charlotte which is operated by Ventureprise, as well as the Ventureprise Launch program. Both of these programs support UNC Charlotte’s students and faculty members by guiding their ideas through the commercialization process. Learn more about commercializing your technology with Ventureprise!

SCORE Charlotte helps growing businesses in a variety of ways. In particular, their free, confidential one-on-one mentoring is available for business owners to speak directly to successful entrepreneurs about the greatest challenges of growing a business.

The SBTDC understands the challenges facing growing businesses. With products and services designed to maximize the success of your company, the SBTDC is here to help you grow and succeed!

Are you ready to expand your business? Planning and preparing for new challenges is a crucial step in the process. Find out from the SBA how you can successfully grow your company.

Growing businesses often need capital! The SBA 504 program offered by BEFCOR can finance and refinance real estate, machinery and equipment to help companies increase revenue, productivity, employees and profit. Contact BEFCOR for more details!

Your business is growing, which means your team is growing with it. The Employers Association is available to answer your human resources questions and connect you to resources that will help your business grow.

CPCC’s Small Business Center offers one-on-one business counseling and professional development programs to help ease the growing pains of any business. Visit https://www.cpcc.edu/sbc to find the help you’ve been looking for!

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