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About Us

Small Businesses Doing Big Business!

Breakfast Conversations™ Business Networking is strategically designed for small & minority business owners and corporate professionals to achieve their full entrepreneurial potential through business formation, vendorship, financial capability, procurement with governmental and non-governmental agencies. 

Breakfast Conversations™ is composed of world class guest speakers, and leading business experts. We believe in connecting leaders and industry executives with like-minded individuals for the purpose of enhancing their professional and personal networks. Breakfast Conversations™ provides exactly that in a business-friendly, and impressive setting. Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to build new relationships and advance your small business or corporate career.

With so much in store for our business attendees, the 10th Annual Breakfast Conversations™ is sure to make a lasting impact on you! Date: February 27, 2024 @ 8AM - 11AM.

You must Pre-Purchase a ticket to this event online only, because there's no on-site ticket sales! 

Some of our past Keynote Speakers have been the following (just to name a few):

  • Jeff Hoffman

Serial Entrepreneur / Global Philanthropist /Founder of Priceline | uBid | Booking (.com)

  • Brian Hamilton

American Entrepreneur / Philanthropist / Fin Tech Guru / Co-Founder of SageWorks,

  • Jennifer Roberts

[Former] Mayor of Charlotte (NC ) / Author / Political Strategist,​

  • Jacqie McWilliams

The 1st Woman Commissioner of Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), and

  • Dr. George C. Fraser

President Barack Obama's Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient / CEO of FraserNet Inc.

Breakfast Conversations™ has been Charlotte’s preeminent Q1 business networking event, since 2014! This event will uniquely create conversations of your brand as a small & minority business owner with the leaders, corporations, and key decision makers for the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, State of North Carolina, and Federal entities. There will be informative guest speakers and delectable breakfast plates. Since the inception of Breakfast Conversations™, this annual event has sold out every year.

As a result of connecting small & minority businesses we are excited that these connections have helped us to foster in and surpass $10,000,000 in revenue for the small & minority business community of Charlotte, NC and surrounding counties. According to our 2023 business surveys an impressive $61,556,000usd is the combined annual gross income of our business attendees. We are truly small businesses doing big business!

2024 full lineup: TBA! The Deadline to RSVP via ticket purchase is February 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. est. Dress code is strictly enforced. Professional business attire is mandatory [No Denim of any kind and no Sneakers]!

Venue Location: FMBC Conference Center, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC (convenient to Uptown (10 minutes), Charlotte Douglas Airport (15 minutes), Northlake Mall (10 minutes), and the University are (15 minutes). Parking is convenient, abundant, and free) with easy access to Interstate I-85 & I-77). 

Invaluable Connections

Breakfast Conversations™ was organized around the simple idea that when we collaborate together, we’re at our best. We invite you to be your best self; explore, learn, and grow your business at our event. We’re proud to have hosted many networking events that have helped people form solid professional connections, build lasting friendships and advance countless careers. Not only that, but we like to think that we throw a creative and enjoyable experience. There’s truly something for everyone to find valuable!

The 2023
Keynote Speaker

Jeff Hoffman

Jeff Hoffman is an award-winning global entrepreneur, proven CEO, worldwide motivational speaker, bestselling author, Hollywood film producer, a producer of a Grammy Award winning jazz album, and executive producer of an Emmy Award winning television show. He is an Executive Producer and stars in the groundbreaking new TV series GOING PUBLIC, a show where viewers worldwide can invest in the startups that Jeff is mentoring on the air. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. Jeff has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including, and more. Jeff is the Chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, which works with entrepreneurs in 190 countries, as well as being a founding board member of The Unreasonable Group, whose 289 portfolio companies have raised $6.6 billion in funding and have positively impacted more than 720 million lives worldwide!

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The Line-up

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Let's Work Together

Our Vision: To create a synergy between the small & minority business community of Charlotte, NC, our city leaders, state leaders, and the corporations located here.

There is a demand for the City of Charlotte to create synergy between corporations headquartered in the city and with the small & minority business community. The intent is to bridge the gap of corporations utilizing small & minority business owners to fulfill their service needs.


Our Mission: To create a sustainable network of small & minority business owners that can fulfill the demand for services and goods to corporations within our city and state.


2024 levels  for small biz & corporate, are limited. 


Tables are very limited, 1st come basis.


Purchase your tickets now, this event will sell out before the deadline.

Prepare your business pitch and bring Plenty Business Cards.
This is an event you can not afford to miss!


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"To strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education and economic opportunities"



"Serving as the business and professional voice of the LGBT+ community"



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"Recruit, Train, Retain, and Grow."



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