International Business Relations

​International Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Meeting

The Office of International Relations partners with the Small Business Center at Central Piedmont Community College  (CPCC) to present the annual International Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners (IESBO) meeting.

This 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.

The Office and Small Business Center invite small business owners and entrepreneurs to attend the annual 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 17, 2017

This year's IESBO meeting will focus on business excellence in the Construction Industry. The event will feature several workshops hosted by an expert partner, to include: Project PIECE, Charlotte Business INClusion, Proposal Writing and Mentor Protégé relationships.

Where: Goodwill Opportunity Campus
 5301 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

When: 7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Select the workshops you want to attend now.

Recognizing Excellence ​


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.