City of Charlotte Kicks Off 2016 Small Business Month

Katie Hedrick

Charlotte’s Small Business Month kicks off today and will feature a variety of celebratory and informative events designed to recognize local small businesses and entrepreneurs. Over the course of the month, the City of Charlotte and its partners will provide local business owners with networking opportunities, access to forums where they can discuss business strategies, and awards ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of our local entrepreneurs.

 “Small businesses are the backbone of Charlotte’s economy and create most of our new jobs,” said Mayor Jennifer Roberts. “Though we celebrate small business week nationally from May 1-7, every week is small business week in Charlotte!” ​

Small businesses are an essential ingredient to growing and sustaining our economy. As such, the City and twenty partner organizations such as Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Central Piedmont Community College, have been working collaboratively to make Charlotte the premier place for small business investment and growth. 

In addition, the City and its partners have created events throughout May where small businesses can learn new skills, receive information on critical business issues, network and celebrate their successes.  

For more information about Charlotte Small Business Month and the thousands of small businesses and entrepreneurs that make the community great, please visit: