Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

2019 HOAW Conference
2019 HOAW Conference
2019 HOAW Conference
2019 Panelists
2019 Pelnary Panelist
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Cheryl Wood
Industry Panel
2019 HOAW Class

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.

Let the WBCC Help Grow Your Business

Tell us where you are with your business. Are you a....



  • Small Business Development Overview
  • Self-Assessment
  • Feasibility
  • Defining Your Business Ideas

If you're a Dreamer, click here to start the process with our team.

Preventure (0-2 years)?


  • Dreamers Sessions
  • How to Start a Business
    • Beginning Stages of Business Plan
    • Instruction & Asst. Business Structure
    • Instructions on KEY Partners / Resources
  • Crowd Funding - Is it Right For your Business
  • Business Model & Concepts
    • Business Model Canvas
    • Business Plan Review
  • Certification Overview

If you're a Preventure, click here to start the process with our team.

Start Up 2-5 years)?

Start Up:

  • Doing Business with the Government
  • Women in Finance
  • Mastering your Number w/Quick Books
  • Technology & Web Design Session
  • Marketing & Social Media
    • How to Use LinkedIn for your Business
    • Mastering / Managing Your FB Page for Business
  • Construction/Transportation/Logistics
  • Bonding/Contracting/Bidding
  • HR  Classes on Hiring Practices
  • B2B Women's Book Talk & Networking
  • ABC's of Business Registration (DBA's)
  • Trademark / Service Mark (intellectual Property)
  • Strategies For Your Business
    • Six Sigma Overview
    • Business Plan Development
  • Financial Startup Budget & Projections
  • Website Design
  • ER101 & 102

If you're a Start Up, click here to start the process with our team.

Small Business (5+ years)?

Technical Assistance for Small Business:

  • Small Business Executive Academy
  • Women of Prestige, Purpose & Power
  • Women's Advantage
  • Small Business Funding Series
    • Financial Management For Your Business
    • Credit & Capital
    • Micro Lending
    • Assessing The Financial Health of the Biz
  • 8A Certification
  • Game Changer "Start, Run, Grow“ Access To Capital

If you're a Start Up, click here to start the process with our team.

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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


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.

2019 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.