Access to Capital for Charlotte Small businesses impacted by COVID-19

The City of Charlotte is offering access to capital to help small businesses survive during COVID-19 recovery and thrive in a post-pandemic future.

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Open For Business Directory

The City of Charlotte Small business network is more than 10,000 strong.

Add your small business to the Open for Business directory to have your information displayed on the Open for Business website and receive notifications when new access to capital opportunities and resources are available.


Charlotte Business News

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July 17, 2020

OFB Success Stories: Your Custom Catering & Events

Nate Turner is using his culinarily gift to help vulnerable communities during the pandemic.

July 13, 2020

OFB Success Stories: Southern Blossom

Charlotte small businesses rally around Southern Blossom to save Mother’s Day

June 26, 2020

Governor Cooper extends Phase 2 for North Carolina

The Phase 2 extension includes a face covering requirement when in public settings.

June 21, 2020

Welcome to the Open for Business Website

The City of Charlotte is supporting small businesses through COVID-19 recovery.

June 17, 2020

Charlotte Moves Into Phase Two: Here’s What You Need to Know

Beginning Friday, May 22 at 5.p.m. and through at least the next five weeks, North Carolina will move to a Safer-at-Home order (Phase Two)

June 17, 2020

City of Charlotte Temporary Outdoor Dining Program

On May 20, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced details of Safer at Home Phase 2 to lift some COVID-19 restrictions beginning Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m.

June 17, 2020

Stronger Together – 11 Unexpected Local Partnerships

Many Charlotte-area companies joined forces to create unexpected partnerships to get through this time together.

Partner Resources

City of Charlotte partners and supporting agencies have resources to help small business owners get back to business.

Mecklenburg County Small Business Toolkit

The COVID-19 Business Toolkit features printable signs, in both English and Spanish, for small businesses to display for their customers.

Count on Me NC

Count On Me NC is a public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

Welcome to the Open for Business Website

The City of Charlotte is supporting small businesses through COVID-19 recovery.

The Open for Business platform is a resource for Charlotte small business owners to help them withstand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. By providing access to capital and other resources, the program is intended to help businesses survive the recovery phase of the pandemic and help prepare businesses to thrive in a post-pandemic future.

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