CLIMB serves entrepreneurs and small businesses who:
live in the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County or employ individuals or serve a community in the city or county,
meet certain income-based eligibility guidelines; and
are currently selling goods/services; or for those entrepreneurs without an existing business, can demonstrate that the venture is at a stage in which legal assistance would be appropriate.
CLIMB prioritizes applications from small businesses whose ownership consists primarily of people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans or disabled persons.
During its pilot program, CLIMB will accept applications through its initial referral partners: