ABOUT OUR PARTNER

The Institute’s Women’s Business Center of Charlotte helps women-owned businesses start and grow. It is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)* and the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development Inc. (NCIMED).

They 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.

We empower women entrepreneurs by offering essential tools and support, to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, and generate sustainable profits; while also helping them contribute to the growth and economic development of our Charlotte community. Through one-on-one counseling, loan preparation and certification assistance, professional development, and other focused seminars, the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte helps women-owned businesses throughout every phase of their entrepreneurial journey.

Their small business experts offer:

  • Customized, one-on-one business counseling
  • Seminars and classes focused on key business topics, such as marketing, finance, certification and small business resources
  • Review and feedback on written business plans
  • Loan package preparation assistance and lender referrals
  • Certification assistance and review
  • Global business development assistance
  • Networking opportunities to find mutual support, access to resources and business referrals

*It is funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the City of Charlotte. SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply its endorsement of any options, products or services. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. All SBA and NCIMED programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

STARTING

Create Your Business Plan

For women entrepreneurs developing their business plan, the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte is available to review and offer feedback on written business plans. Learn more and schedule your one-on-one appointment now!

Counseling and Training

The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte offers one-on-one business counseling to help women entrepreneurs start their businesses. They also host seminars and classes focused on a variety of key business topics, such as marketing, finance, certification and more. Visit them online to learn more about their programs and training opportunities!

The Women’s Business Center offers a wealth of training and seminars across the State of North Carolina, often partnering with other business resource providers to help deliver impactful messages and expert information. For more information, visit the Women’s Business Centeronline, or visit our calendar to see if they’re hosting any upcoming events.

GROWING

One-On-One Business Advising

If you’re an entrepreneur facing a challenge, you know how important talking to an expert can be. This is why the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte provides personalized, one-on-one counseling to women-owned businesses. Schedule your first session now!

Export Assistance, Research & Statistics

Did you know that the Women’s Business Center is a Certified Global Business Professional? For assistance with documentation, legal and regulatory compliance, intercultural awareness and technology resources, get the information you need on global trade from the Women’s Business Center.

Business Associations

Hey, women-owned businesses! The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte offers networking opportunities to help you find mutual support, access to resources and business referrals. Visit them online, or check out our calendar to view their upcoming events.

FINANCING

Counseling and Training

Through their relationships with banks, community development funds, angel investors, and credit unions, the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte assists clients with access to capital and loan packaging. The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte offers support for women entrepreneurs in a variety of ways, including loan package preparation assistance and lender referrals. Learn more about how the Women’s Business Center can help you through the financing process and more!

The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte, also stays abreast of non-traditional funding sources and community loan programs to help women-owned businesses get the financing they need. Visit them online to learn more!

CONTRACTING

Opportunities

The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina helps women-owned businesses with government contracting by offering technical, hands-on assistance for certifications and bidding opportunities. Here are a few of the other ways the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina can help you navigate through contracts:

  • They are partnered with the Small Business Administration (SBA), Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Program, North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) and other certifying agencies and certification assistance programs to help their clients succeed.
  • They support, attend and exhibit at procurement events such as Marketplace, a reverse trade show for businesses.
  • They perform business matchmaking with government agencies such as the State HUB officeand other state, federal and local coordinators.
  • They provide opportunity referrals for private industries and governments.

Contact the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina; connect with the individuals and resources you need to learn everything you ever wanted to know about contracting in Charlotte.

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114 West Parrish Street
Durham, NC 27701

(919) 956-8889

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9115 Harris Corners Pkwy
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Charlotte, NC 28269

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