/Training and Development

Updated on: March 31, 2017
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The Charlotte Chapter of the NBMBAA is a professional development organization serving the Charlotte community at large. The organization leads in the creation of educational opportunities through the development of innovative programs that stimulate intellectual and economic growth. Their programming focuses on:

  • Business acumen development
  • Leadership development
  • Financial literacy
  • Business and social issues impacting the Charlotte community
  • Mentorship: Small Business Learning Circle

They host, on average, three events per month. Visit nbmbaacharlotte.org to register for upcoming events or to become a member today!

Is your business growing? City Startup Labs will run a workshop for your team, class or organization around growth-hacking your business. Schedule your workshop!

Carolina Small Business Development Fund offers training, coaching and other services to help small businesses succeed in the long-term. They also work with community partners to provide regular workshops for entrepreneurs across the state. These workshops cover a range of topics, including financial management, business planning, access to capital and more. For more information about upcoming workshops and events, visit their website!

Western Women’s Business Center: An initiative of Carolina Small Business Development Fund, the Western Women’s Business Center provides a full range of services, including monthly workshops that focus on marketing, managing cash flow, financial tools, procurement and contracting, and more. They also offer focused courses on more specific topics for entrepreneurs seeking in-depth training. Learn more about the WWBC, and be sure to reserve your seat in their next workshop!

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg BLACK CHAMBER of Commerce (CMBCC) brings powerful training workshops to Charlotte area business owners and professionals through resourceful professional development programs.

CMBCC Empowerment Saturday Series – The CMBCC brings powerful training workshops to Charlotte area business owners and professionals through resource rich professional development programs like their monthly Empowerment Saturday series. Visit them online to register for any of their upcoming events.

CMBCC’s “My BIG Program” – Take advantage of CMBCC’s member exclusive opportunities like My BIG Program, a 10-week business education series to help you start and grow your business. Visit the CMBCC online to learn more or join online today.

Visit the CMBCC event page, and register for any upcoming events.

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 Center online, or visit our calendar to see if they’re hosting any upcoming events.

NAWBO Charlotte hosts monthly association meetings and workshops for women business owners in Charlotte. In addition to providing valuable information about starting a business, these events are also great opportunities for networking and connecting with other women-owned businesses! View their upcoming events, and register to attend.

Business Builder Program: This Business Builder program was created to help 20 LACCC small business members succeed by providing them with the skills, tools and resources they need to grow their business. In addition to mentorships and access to contracts, this program enables members to more quickly achieve the goals within their business plan. Learn more about Business Builder and other LACCC programs!

Leadership Development Institute: The Leadership Development Institute facilitates and accelerates vertical mobility for Latino professionals in the U.S. by developing leadership, teambuilding, communication, decision making, problem solving and other necessary skills to help these entrepreneurs engage and integrate successfully into the workplace and the community.

Classes & Seminars: The LACCC hosts a variety of seminars, covering all aspects of owning, starting and growing a business in Charlotte. In these seminars, trainers feature member and guest speakers who cover a broad range of topics, such as how to start a business, certifications, marketing strategy, profitability, cash management, time management, community engagement and more. Register to attend the next LACCC seminar!

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers a variety of classes to help you get your business up and running. Register for a course, or access the other learning resources available to entrepreneurs through the Library.

Charlotte Works offers training grants for skilled, new and incumbent workers, as well as soft-skills training for candidates and current employees, employer-focused workshops, and many more training opportunities for entrepreneurs like you. Learn more about the training opportunities Charlotte Works offers to help Charlotte businesses thrive.

Charlotte SCORE offers a variety of educational resources including mentoring, online workshops and local workshops that can help you start and develop your business. Register to take a workshop, or find a mentor that’s right for you!

For confidential business development services, you can work one-on-one with a professional business counselor from the SBTDC. These professional business counselors will work with you to identify problems, evaluate options and make recommendations. Request counseling from SBTDC!

From online training resources to the opportunity to discuss, the SBA offers tools that allow you to share and gain insight from fellow business owners, as well as industry and government experts. Check out their small business assistance and training resources!

Interested in HR training courses that are useful in today’s working environment? The Employers Association provides a full range of human resources training and more than 130 different classes covering everything you need to know about human resources. Learn more about the benefits of membership by visiting their website!

CPCC’s Small Business Center offers training that targets the needs of small business owners. Training is delivered via:

Additionally, Central Piedmont Community College is a leader in workforce development and offers a wide variety of professional development programs through its Corporate and Continuing Education division.


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