Running a small business is hard. You’re serving customers, managing staff, and putting out fires all day long. There’s a constant struggle to convince customers to go with you instead of other established businesses with better name recognition.


Fortunately, there’s a proven way to beat out the competition and be recognized as the BEST. Interested? Read on.


It Increases your online presence 24/7, 365 days a year.

Provides marketing services for your company

Validates your brand as superior, trustworthy and professional

Awards you the exclusive category for your business

Our centerpiece is our website,, and we’ve been showcasing select businesses since 2005.

  • We design your custom web page on the Rated Best Of Charlotte site with your business information, logo, photos, a link to your website and an optional printable coupon to attract new customers.

  • Our website and custom member profile pages receive several thousand visitors each month.

Viral advertising takes your company to the next level.

All our members promote their Rated Best status in their advertising, marketing, email blasts, on their websites, blogs, and social media.

Each finalist advertising their own designation drives traffic to the Rated Best website and your business profile page. When they promote our website, they are also promoting you.

All members have an opportunity to post a guest blog on our site to provide a competitive vehicle to anchor to their current company website.

Support for your current marketing

We encourage you to add the Rated Best logo to your website and link to ours. This is important because linking to other websites drives your presence and ranking up in internet search engines. We’ll link our website to yours for the same reason.

We continuously promote our website spotlighting your company on major search engines.

We are actively marketing your business category for only one finalist.  There is an application required of candidates in order to receive the Rated Best rating.  Not all businesses qualify!

There's More...

  • You’ll receive a personalized oversized plaque with your logo and category announcing that you are Rated Best of Charlotte. The date on the plaque starts with the year you join and each year we update it to include the year you started with us and that you have been a continuous member through the current year.

  • We provide you with camera ready logos for your use in your current advertising, social media, signage, sales materials and on company vehicles. The date on the logo starts with the year you join and each year we update it to include the year you started with us and that you have been a continuous member through the current year.

  • You’ll also get a marketing package with tips on promoting your membership. We include a glass decal announcing you as Rated Best for your business door or vehicle.

Please fill out the below for more information about your nomination.
Nominate A Business To Be
Rated Best Of Charlotte!

Use the form at the right to nominate a business to be listed on our Website.  If they qualify, we will add them as a Rated Best local business.

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