/ Women and Business
Entrepreneurship amongst women is growing faster than ever. Because of this, we want to provide every female entrepreneur with the resources she needs to be successful. Whether you are a woman interested in starting a business, finding government contract opportunities, applying for funding, or seeking to improve an existing business, we’ve compiled a list of resources and information you need to kickstart your entrepreneurial dreams.
Women’s Business Center of Charlotte is an organization dedicated to providing guidance to women-owned businesses and advising and assisting them from start to growth. Their experts provide services like one-on-one business counseling, feedback for business plans, networking opportunities, seminars, classes, and more. It is a partnership program between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development Inc. (NCIMED).
NAWBO-Charlotte is a professional organization specifically designed to fuel the success of the 90,000 women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte area. The organization has helped women across the country move forward in their businesses by sharing resources, providing education, and giving a single voice to define economic and public policy.
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance|Power of Women (POW) is a program series and network platform designed for women business owners to engage, inform and inspire, as well as connect professionally to women’s groups and organization throughout the Charlotte region.
eWomenNetwork – Charlotte is a membership networking association connecting and promoting female entrepreneurs and their businesses in North America. By providing the resources, business networking opportunities, marketing, promotion, coaching, events, podcasts, speaking engagements, scholarships, grants, video production and more, eWomenNetwork can support, promote and showcase members’ products and services to help them achieve their professional goals.
The Heart Link Network – Charlotte is a non-membership, networking organization committed to helping women grow their business, products, and services through professional networking events that foster lasting relationships for entrepreneurial growth. By encouraging female entrepreneurs to join resources and link hearts, The Heart Link Women’s Network promotes women to pursue their dream business that will, in turn, strengthen their communities.
Women’s Presidents Organization is a nonprofit organization for female presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held multimillion-dollar companies. Their Mission: accelerate business growth, enhance competition, and promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in confidential and collaborative peer-learning groups.
Greater Women’s Business Council is a nonprofit organization that provides nationally-recognized certification through its Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) network, innovative programming, and value-driven events customized to the unique needs of women business owners in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. WBENC certification allows corporations to know your business is credible.