Empowers small businesses and minority- and woman-owned businesses to be successful in governmental, institutional, and private contracting opportunities.
Mecklenburg County's Business LaunchPad program is a no-cost, 4.5-month program that empowers small businesses and minority- and woman-owned businesses to be successful in governmental, institutional, and private contracting opportunities.
The program helps local business owners build a toolkit and build their capacities on topics like capability statements, proposal writing, certifications, and contract compliance. Participants receive access to subject-matter experts, business development resources and in-kind service grants.
The business must be located in Mecklenburg County, NC
The business must be 51% owned and operated by a minority or woman
Participant must be the owner and/or CEO of the company
The business must be a for-profit business
Times: Tuesdays noon - 1 p.m. (virtual) and Thursdays 9 - 11:30 a.m. (in-person)
Location: In-person, Charlotte, NC.
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This progressive economic development program is created to capitalize on the synergy and collaboration of organizational resources and the establishment of an effective toolkit for success. The program includes classroom instruction, subject matter experts, guest speakers, practical exercises, and participation in 'real-world’ workshops and events.
- Advance entrepreneurs/small business owners’ understanding of business solutions.
- Build capacity and competitive advantage when seeking to participate in government and institutional business Bus opportunities.
- Assist in the creation of processes used to navigate through pre- and post-award contract opportunities.
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