CBR EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY: Win a Scholarship to the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit!

After 11 years, the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit is returning to Charlotte this June! As one of the largest gatherings of black entrepreneurs in the country, the Entrepreneur Summit will attract thousands of the nation’s leading CEOs and business owners and aims to connect attendees with vital resources to grow their enterprises.

To celebrate, CBR is giving away FIVE conference scholarships (a $295 value!) to Charlotte-area business owners during Charlotte Small Business Month! This scholarship will provide access to all sessions, meal functions, evening reception, and the Business Hub!

To qualify, you must…

  • Be a small business owner in the Charlotte area

  • Have been in business for at least two years

  • Have annual revenue of $50k

  • Be able to attend the Summit on June 6th-9th at the Charlotte Convention Center

Event details:

Date: June 6th – 9th, 2018
Location: Charlotte Convention Center
For more information, visit http://www.blackenterprise.com/entrepreneurssummit/

To enter, simply complete the form below by Friday, May 4th.

We’ll announce the winners on social media during the week of May 15th, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see if you’re one the lucky scholarship recipients!




GiveawayLaKesha Womack
Womack launches #cltblkbiz for Charlotte's black business professionals

LaKesha Womack relocated her business, Womack Consulting Group, to Charlotte in November of 2016. After searching the internet for networking and professional seminars/workshops to attend, she grew tired of venturing from site to site trying to piece together a weekly schedule of events. After speaking with other area professionals who were experiencing similar issues, Womack launched #cltblkbiz to serve as an event directory for black business professionals. When asked why she chose to focus on black professionals, Womack commented, "many black business owners are not successful because there is a lack of access to the resources and trainings designed to help them start and grow successful businesses. My goal is to create a platform that saves time by aggregating the information into one location and helps to connect the professionals with the events as well as other professionals. Ecnomic empowerment is a vital to the growth of the black community."

Currently, the platform allows users to submit event details at no cost while charging a nominal fee for press releases, email blasts, and event pages. There is also a business directory being developed to help users connect with business services.