Charleston’s Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Office (M&WBE) strives to increase participation of minority and women-owned business enterprises in the full array of contracting opportunities available in the City of Charleston.
The M&WBE office assists potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owners through:
Aiding existing business owners in the capacity of business growth and expansion
Assisting potential entrepreneurs to identify and evaluate resources related to the start-up of their business
Assisting with the M&WBE certification process to enhance contracting opportunities.
Providing access to potential economic and financial opportunities through the use of business databases
Providing guidance and counsel to assist businesses become more efficient by improving management skills and operational effectiveness
Providing information on local skills-based training opportunities to interested business owners
The office maintains a current listing of MBE/WBE vendors for referral and distribution.