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Start & Grow Your Business In
Charlotte NC


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 97, 966 businesses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Of those, 36,742 (37%) have minority ownership, 92% of which are sole proprietorships (owned and operated by one individual).

Start Charlotte & The K100 Initiative

wants to increase that number by thousands. 

The Keeping It 100 Initiative's goal is to assist the start up and scale up of 100 or more businesses a month in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. With entrepreneurship we will help low income and minority communities sustain and create legacy one business owner at a time.

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START YOUR BUSINESS IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY NC

This is a free workshop given to Entrepreneurs who want to START a business in Charlotte NC AND Small Business Owners who need help STAYING in business. This workshop is FREE to the community and are in person!

DON'T JUST STAY IN BUSINESS
GROW YOUR BUSINESS

If you have an existing business and want to learn how to stay in business and how to grow your business, then sign up for our next Start Charlotte Workshop. It's Free! Mecklenburg County Businesses Only

Workshops are held every last weekend or week in the month. Check below for upcoming dates and times.

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START CHARLOTTE

  • Learn what's needed to start a business

  • Learn how to create your entity with the state

  • Learn how to make money from your skills

  • Learn how to take your hustle legit

  • Learn about: Duns#, Ein and more

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STAY CHARLOTTE

  • Learn how to take your business to the next level

  • Learn how to partner with the city and state

  • Learn how to apply for SBA Certifications

  • Learn how to properly market your business

  • Make sure you have all the right documents