Below you will find a list of resource partners from around the state including the BLNC network. Tap into these resources to help support and grow your company in every region of the State.
Charlotte Business Resources
This web portal is a collaborative effort of our community’s business resource providers to provide information about resources available to you, the business owner. Our goal is to connect you with the information you need so that you can focus on your most important task – starting and running a successful business.
Council for Entrepreneurial Development
Entrepreneurial Resources for NC
Department of Commerce
The N.C. Department of Commerce is the state's leading economic-development agency, working with local, regional, national and international companies. The department’s mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians.
Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security
The ESC provides valuable services both for employers and for job seekers. Business Services include assistance with employee recruitment, unemployment insurance issues and Trade Adjustment Assistance, quarterly tax and wage reports and labor market statistics.
Job creation with broadband for everyone in NC
Good Work is a nonprofit community development collaborative with a mission to strengthen people and communities through entrepreneurship and sustainable development.
Internal Revenue Service
The IRS offers many resources to small businesses including: online learning and educational products, industries/professions tax centers, and small business and self-employed tax center.
Minority Business Center
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of a nation-wide group federally-funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to create wealth in minority communities. The mission is to actively promote the growth and competitiveness of large, medium and small minority business enterprises (MBEs). In NC the center is operated by The Institute (formerly the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development).
Mountain BizWorks is in the business of helping small businesses succeed in Western North Carolina. Through financial services, training, consulting and advocacy, Mountain BizWorks helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses and create jobs. Simultaneously, Mountain BizWorks partners with all who advocate for communities where small businesses flourish.
N.C. Center for Nonprofits
The N.C. Center for Nonprofits is a statewide network for nonprofit boards and staff members. The Center provides resources and information to nonprofits, helps nonprofits save time and money, and stay up-to-date on issues facing the nonprofit sector. Resources include a legal compliance checklist, an on-line library with sample templates, policies and carefully selected documents. Pro bono consultations with attorneys, CPAs, HR specialists and marketing experts are available for members. Member Assistance provides personalized assistance on organizational issues. The Center also organizes workshops, forums, and training for staff, boards, and community leaders.
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