ELIGIBILITY

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: 

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