Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities

The mission of the WBC Charlotte is to promote economic self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship for ALL Women in the Charlotte North Carolina Region through OPPORTUNITIES that help women achieve business goals by providing “In-depth – substantive out-come oriented business services”. 

The services are designed to ensure program success across the spectrum of the 12 county regions that enhance economic mobility for Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Businesses. Our services allow all of our clients to receive:

·       Customized, one-on-one business counseling

·       Global Business Development Referrals

·       Professional & Business Development

·       Personal & Leadership Development

·       Loan Package preparation assistance and lender referrals (access to capital)

·       Certification assistance and renewals

·       Seminars focused on developing and growing your business

·       Networking Opportunities

For our fiscal period of October 2017 – September 2018, the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte (WBCC) was able to provide one-on-one counseling services to 183 Business Owners provide 101 training events reaching close to 1,563 clients (1,353) with over 4,732 hours of training and supported 6 new start-up businesses.  We celebrate these successes with our business owners.

It is our goal to be deliberate, intentional, and impactful about the types of services we provide.   Thus, The Heart of a Woman Conference is designed to be a Holistic Conference empowering women with the tools necessary to succeed in the various aspects of her life.   The Conference will be held on October 23RD & 24TH in the Speedway Club at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

This is an exciting and adventurous time for us because we will be gathering for two days; Day 1 will be a day of REFRESH, conference ticket holders will be able to take advantage of receiving facials, massages, makeup, yoga, and professional makeup services; as well as business, professional, social media, marketing and executive coaching.  We will also have a small business expo where our sponsors, presenters, vendors, and small business owners can exhibit their products; followed by our Night of Extravaganza Networking Event.  Day 2 we will convene for our workshops, panel discussion, and business luncheon.

As was done in 2018, the 2019 platform will offer four workshop tracks: Professional Development, Entrepreneur, Life-Style Mind & Body, and an Industry track.  Our concurrent sessions are designed to encourage our participants to overcome challenges, obstacles and barriers as small business owners and to inspire them to understand that we are   participatory members of their success through education. Our newest track-the industry track, which is a panel discussion, will give interested participants the opportunity to get a little closer to the procurement processes and procedures for doing business with Corporations as well help gain an understanding of how to leverage certification.  These panels are designed to give business owners access to key business leaders and to learn about how they have grown and built their businesses.

Our early morning plenary session entitled “Women of Purpose, Power & Influence” will be a panel discussion lead by strong women leaders in our region.  This panel will set the tone for our conference with engaging dialogue about equity and equality for women.

This year we are excited to bring opportunities to enhance your presence and grow your business throughout the community through marketing opportunities with HOAW Booklet Ads, and 2019 HOAW Conference Sponsorship.  This wonderful opportunity not only sponsors the conference, but also supports the ongoing professional development of small/women/minority business owners – supporting economic mobility.  All sponsorship dollars, patron, and booklet ads are due prior to September 23, 2019.

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