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Website Addresses Charlotte's Small Business Needs

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 5/19/2011

Small businesses in Charlotte, North Carolina, stand to benefit from a resource website developed by local government.

A new website launched by the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, is designed to provide small businesses with the tools they need to get off the ground or to stay afloat.

Charlotte Small Business Resource

A site called was launched by a syndicate of government and nonprofit partners that joined forces to develop a collaborative tool to serve the business community.

" is a web portal connecting business owners with important information and resources," said Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. "The robust and user-friendly website will help local small businesses grow and succeed so that they can continue to drive our local economy."

The website provides small business news, and boasts such topics as starting a business, preparing for financing, networking, training opportunities and, according to The Charlotte Observer, resources for exporting products overseas and a calender of small business-related events.

Dennis Marstall, Charlotte's economic development program manager, explained to the news source that the city realized it could bring its resources together with other parties to help its smaller companies. The metropolis has approximately 27,000 small businesses, each of which are an integral part of the economic community. 

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