International Business Relations

‚ÄčInternational Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Meeting

The annual International Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners (IESBO) meeting aims to bring the best resources to establish and grow small businesses in Charlotte's international community. Join us to explore different topics and tools to build a better business with experts and mentors at IESBO meetings.

Each year the meeting will focus on one industry or business theme. Past meeting themes include construction, exporting, and running a restaurant. The meeting includes a keynote speaker on the main topic and 3 breakout workshops to help business owners. Each attendee will be able to choose two workshops at the meeting. Workshops range from creating a business plan to talent attraction and retention. 

The Office of International Relations invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to attend the meeting in May or one of our spin off events later in the year. Be sure to check back on this site for updates on the next IESBO meeting.

Starting and Growing a Business

Anytime entrepreneurs and small business owners look for resources to navigate the process of starting and running a business, they can turn to the Charlotte Business Resources portal. The portal represents a community-wide collaborative effort to provide relevant business resources and information. The City of Charlotte also encourages small, minority, and women owned firms in City to do business with the City. Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs) can find more information about the certification process through the Charlotte Business INCulsion program.  If you have other questions about business needs, check out the information provided by Economic Development or send us an email.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

We are in the process of planning this years meeting Please check back here closer to May for updates. In the mean time, check out the Charlotte Business Resources portalfor workshops and events.

Recognizing Excellence ‚Äč

 

Ever year the Office of International Relations, in partnership with the Mayor, recognizes a Charlotte entrepreneur at the Mayor's International Community Awards. Last year, Dr. Pinku Murkherjee for her work in the formation of OncoTAb Inc.