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Resources to Gear Up for Small Business Saturday 2021

As small business owners navigate the day-to-day operations on top of a world still recovering from COVID-19, equipping yourself with the proper resources is a necessity. Owning a small business is an uphill climb, but it doesn’t have to be a battle. Consumers are here to support you and there are stats to prove it. …

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As Economy Recovers, County Invites Applicants for Meck Lending

Charlotte Business Resources (CBR) is here to help entrepreneurs and small businesses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County by providing resources across all aspects, from starting a business to financing. In the light of COVID-19, resources are needed now more than ever. We have a fantastic financial support opportunity we would like to share with you.  As small …

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City of Charlotte Fosters Economic Growth in Corridors of Opportunity Investment

  The City of Charlotte has dedicated a $24.5 million investment into six key corridors across the region, known as the “Corridors of Opportunity”.  These corridors each have been identified as key areas for economic growth and community development. The city’s investments are dedicated to bolstering infrastructure and community project improvements.  The six areas identified …

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2021 AMP Up! Charlotte Graduates Ready to Grow Their Businesses

  The City of Charlotte, in partnership with Atrium Health, recently graduated eleven small businesses from AMP Up Charlotte! The entrepreneurs successfully completed an intense seven-month virtual curriculum to scale and amplify their business model.  From business development and mentoring services to targeted training, the graduates obtained vital information from the award-winning StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum. …

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UpSkill Charlotte Training Grant Program Supports Incumbent Worker Training & Development

  Employee cross-training and upskilling have never been more important. That said, for Charlotte businesses that managed to survive a full year of COVID-19 impacts, day-to-day operations may still be stabilizing and staff training and/or professional development dollars are simply out of reach. That’s where CharlotteWorks’ UpSkill Charlotte Training Grant Program comes in.  What is …

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City of Charlotte Announces 4th Cohort of AMP UP!

City of Charlotte Announces 4th Cohort of AMP UP! Minority Business Development Program The City of Charlotte will launch its fourth cohort of AMP UP in May 2021!  AMP UP is a seven-month virtual business development program that prepares minority business owners for growth and expansion. The program focuses on peer learning, strategic planning, marketing …

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Meet the Partner: Brian Hamilton Foundation

CBR is thrilled to welcome Brian Hamilton Foundation as a partner in our resource network!

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How to Prepare for Small Business Saturday During COVID

As thousands of small businesses in Charlotte continue to be impacted by COVID-19, it’s important now more than ever to encourage consumers to shop local.

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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Since the Carolina Small Business Development Fund first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has provided more than 234 small business loans totaling over $8.9 million in capital within the City of Charlotte alone.

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Where Are They Now? Small Business Partner Support Grant Recipient: ASPIRE Community Capital

Since the ASPIRE Community Capital first received funding from the Small Business Partner Support Grant in June, the organization has expanded the program offering and further integrated technology into the delivery of entrepreneurial services.

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