Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

Disasters happen all the time and we can not predict future ones past COVID-19. Get prepared for what you need before you need it. These sessions are not just for your pleasure they are a necessity to educate, empower, and equip.


WBCC COVID-19 Training Sessions

COVID-19 Resource Information


Thank you for your interest in the Open for Business Access to Capital program. Through the small business recovery program, the City will distribute $30 million in federal CARES Act funding to small businesses headquartered within the city limits of Charlotte.

The program is a part of the City’s Open for Business Initiative and will distribute grants of either $10,000 or $25,000, depending on number of employees.

Foundation For The Carolinas serves as the City’s grantmaking partner for this effort.

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Small Business Stabilization Loan Fund

Mecklenburg County understands the difficulties faced by small businesses in response to COVID-19. The County is committed to stabilizing small businesses by providing small business stabilization loans.

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****NEW GRANT****

Charlotte Center City Partners and Honeywell are excited to announce the creation of the Center City Small Business Innovation Fund, an initiative designed to spur and support innovation and adaptation by storefront small businesses as they adapt to the new economic realities caused by the COVID-19 crisis and economic downturn.

This program is launching with an initial investment of $2 million by Honeywell, in partnership with the Foundation For The Carolinas. Small businesses will be able to apply for grants of up to $40,000 from the Center City Small Business Innovation Fund to advance those innovations.


Let WBCC Help Grow Your Business

2019 HOAW Conference

The Institute's Women’s Business Center of Charlotte (WBCC) helps women-owned businesses start and grow.

We empower women by offering tools and support to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize for future growth and contribute to the growth and economic development of the community.

Our small business experts offer:

  • Customized, one-on-one business counseling.
  • Seminars and classes focused on key business topics, such as marketing, finance, certification and small business resources.
  • Review and feedback on written business plans.
  • Loan package preparation assistance and lender referrals.
  • Certification assistance and review.
  • Networking opportunities to find mutual support, access to resources and business referrals.

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Upcoming Events

The Women's Business Center of Charlotte holds seminars, trainings, and specials events year round to help your business succeed.

WBCC Calendar

Take your business to the next level by attending one of our events. Visit the WBCC calendar page for a full list of upcoming events and to register.

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Contact WBC Charlotte

9115 Harris Corners Parkway - Suite 440
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 509-5884

WBC Charlotte Staff

Natalie Williams
Executive Director
(704) 571-1377 | nwilliams@TheInstituteNC.org

Sonya Miller-Ray
Client Service Specialist
(704) 612-2633 | smillerray@TheInstituteNC.org

Linda Hughes
Technology & Marketing Administrator
(704) 571-1322 | lhughes@TheInstituteNC.org

Taylor Jackson
Technology & Administrative Assistant
(336) 833-3574 | tjackson@TheInstituteNC.org

The Women's Business Center of Charlotte is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the City of Charlotte


SBA Learning Center

SBA Learning Center

SBA Learning Center has various types of learning videos and information for your business.

2020 The Heart of a Woman Conference Sponsors

2020 A Heart of a Woman Conference Committee

The Women's Business Center of Charlotte is a member of the Association of Women's Business Centers.