Browse the links below to find grants, loans and other funding options for small businesses in Charlotte and its surrounding areas.


BEFCOR is a non-profit corporation that assists small business owners with 504 loans through the US Small Business Administration.


Fedex Small Business Grant

Fedex Grant Contest begins February each year and awards $100,000 in total to 10 deserving businesses with less than 100 employees.

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One NC Small Business Grants

One NC awards matching grants to North Carolina businesses who have won a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award.

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RW Capital

Rogers Williams Capital Partners is a private equity firm that helps eligible small businesses with education & working capital.

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El Libertador Holdings Int

El Libertador is a holding company capable of doing Hard-Money Lending. All of our programs are asset based and we can lend for Residential, Commercial or Mixed-Use.

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Self Help Credit Union

Depending on your project, Self Help Credit Union offers loans from $2,500 to $250,000 to Charlotte area small businesses.

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The #BLKTECHCLT Fund is a $100,000 microloan fund aimed to support African-American entrepreneurs in Charlotte. Entrepreneurs in any type of industry can apply to receive up to $10,000 in funding.


The Support Center

Carolina Small Business Development Fund provides small businesses loans and financial training to start-ups and existing businesses.

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