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.
- Free monthly workshops for the Small Business community
- Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) – Small Business Center
- Professional association sponsorship - Advance Your Business
- Events & Training
- Business Development Programs
Professional Association Sponsorships
The CBI program offers partial sponsorships that will aid 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:
CPCC Small Business Center
CBI partners with CPCC's Small Business Center to assist city certified SBEs with developing and growing their business and offers support to those who want to start a Small Business or those who want help with an existing business. SBEs can enroll in free courses ($300 maximum) at CPCC's Small Business Center.