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CharlotteBusinessResources.com Helps Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs 
CharlotteBusinessResources.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Reed

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 16, 2011 … A consortium of government and nonprofit partners launched CharlotteBusinessResources.com – a web portal and virtual business directory of services and resources available to business owners and those considering starting a business.
CharlotteBusinessResources.com is a collaborative effort of 14 community business resource providers that aggregates resources and service provided by each partner. Recognizing that Charlotte is rich with organizations dedicated to small-business development, the resource providers joined forces to develop a collaborative tool for the local business community.
The web portal, which was designed to be intuitive and easy to navigate, provides helpful information to small-business owners and entrepreneurs at every stage of their business’ life cycle. Topics are extensive – from starting a business and preparing for financing to networking and training opportunities. The web portal’s primary purpose is to link the user to the most relevant resource provider in the community to address their business question or need.
CharlotteBusinessResources.com is a web portal connecting business owners with important information and resources,” said Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. “The robust and user-friendly website will help local small businesses grow and succeed so that they can continue to drive our local economy.”
The Mayor and City Council previewed the website for attendees at a breakfast to kickoff Small Business Week, a time when the community is focused on celebrating and supporting small businesses and their contributions to Charlotte.
Small Business Resource Partners include the Business Expansion and Funding Corporation (BEFCOR); Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC); Central Piedmont Community College Institute for Entrepreneurship; Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; Charlotte Mecklenburg Library; Charlotte Regional Economic and Workforce Recovery Initiative; City of Charlotte; Counselors to America’s Small Businesses (SCORE); Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce; Mecklenburg County; Self Help; Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC); Small Business Administration (SBA) and The Employers Association.
For more information, visit www.charlottebusinessresources.com.