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The City of Charlotte Small Business Opportunity (SBO) Program assists certified Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) with 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:

City of Charlotte releases Fiscal Year 2014​ MWSBE Utilization Results Report FY14 CBI Program MWSBE Year End Report.pdfFY14 CBI Program MWSBE Year End Report.pdf

Crowns of Enterprise Informational Meeting & Training Session scheduled for January 13, 2015

Click ths link for information: Crowns Training Session

Business Development Programs

Professional Association Sponsorships

The SBO program offers partial sponsorships that will provide assistance with payment of annual membership dues for organizations that foster small business growth. 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 Sponsorship Application.

SBO Partnership with CPCC's - Small Business Center To assist City certified SBEs with developing and growing their business, SBEs can enroll infree courses ($300 maximum) at CPCC's Small Business Center. 


View the current course catalog 

CPCC's Small Business Center offers support to those who want to start a small business or those who want help with an existing business. To learn more about the Institute, visit .

CPCC's Small Business Center offers support to those who want to start a small business or those who want help with an existing business. To learn more about the Institute, visit cpcc.edu/sbc.