Because of our dedication to aid in the success of the economic foundations of the communities we serve, it is imperative that we also function as a viable source to connect suppliers with helpful tools for continued education and business support. 

The following councils and organizations are committed to serving small business leaders by providing relevant information: 

General Resources 

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Resources for Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs)

Resources for Women-Owned Business Enterprises (WBEs)

  • National Women’s Business Council – The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory committee created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
  • The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell – Exclusively for women entrepreneurs, this program delivers training, instruction and resources necessary to build and manage a successful business. 

Resources for Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (VBEs)

  • National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) – Identifies as the leading Veteran Owned Business Certification organization and provides a credible certifying authority for businesses to ensure the validity of Veteran ownership and operational control status. 

  • North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) – Leverages military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy as well as promote business and job growth. A business development and technology transition entity of the North Carolina Community College System, the NCMBC is headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).

Other Resources

  • Disability:IN – A non-profit resource for business disability inclusion. 
  • Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce – Their mission is to foster equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community through strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships and economic development. The Chamber is a local affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). 

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