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NXT | CLT is dedicated to connecting business owners with leading management strategies, providing access to large enterprise organizations and cultivating meaningful relationships. This will help take businesses of all sizes into the future!

What’s NXT | CLT?

NXT|CLT, Charlotte Metro’s premier small business development Initiative, strives to create a robust pathway to success for businesses owned by people of color. The company was set up with a desire to create a real, accessible, and highly effective movement for high-potential small and medium-sized businesses. Our goal is to foster the growth of companies owned and operated by people of color, thus creating an ecosystem of effective support for many more.

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Initiative | People | Place

NXT | CLT conducts development Initiatives for business enthusiasts to uncover great opportunities and enhance business capabilities. We provide mentoring, resources, and grants to emerging companies and their leaders to help them embark on the road to success. The Initiative is led by successful business leaders and best-in-class experts. The elements of the Initiative include

Donate to a brighter future for all.
Invest in the success of Charlotte Metro’s BIPOC-owned businesses.

What to expect

  • A 6-month professional development cohort.

  • An innovative curriculum developed/guided as per the need of the business leaders.

  • Direct engagement between business owners and industry executives.

  • A customized coaching plan to specifically align resources to each company.

  • Peer-led support network to share best practices and provide extended support.

How We Serve

Leadership Education

Ensure that there is provision made for business owners to receive the latest management strategies and approaches.

Access to Markets

Ensure that businesses have access to large enterprise organizations and that there are meaningful relationships being created.

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Access to Capital

Ensure that companies have access to capital resources to scale and grow their business.

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