The Charlotte Business INClusion Program (CBI) 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.
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Business Development Programs
Professional Association Sponsorships
The CBI 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.
CBI Partnership with CPCC's - Small Business Center to assist City certified SBEs with developing and growing their business, SBEs can enroll in free 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.edu/sbc.