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Advance Your Business
The Charlotte Business INClusion program is designed to assist certified Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) in growing, enhancing, and developing their business. As a benefit of SBE certification, Advance Your Business is a combination of numerous development programs that support small businesses in organizational training, strategic development, and networking opportunities.  They include:

Winners of the 2013 Crowns of Enterprise MWSBE Awards with Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Cannon.

Professional Association Sponsorships

The Charlotte Business INClusion program provides partial sponsorships for annual membership dues toward local organizations that foster small business growth for the period of one year.  Certified SBEs that do not have an existing membership with the applied for organization are eligible. Partnering associations include:

For more information, download the Professional Association Fact Sheet and Professional Association Sponsorship Application.

Partnership with CPCC's - Small Business Center
To assist City of Charlotte certified SBEs develop and grow their business, SBEs can enroll in free courses ($300 maximum) at Central Piedmont Community College – Small Business Center.
View ​the current course catalog 
Central Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center offers support to those that want to start a small business or those who want help with an existing business. To learn more about the Small Business Center, go to http://www.cpcc.edu/sbc.