Minority Owned Business Resources

Strength In Numbers: Partnerships, Being Bold and Women In Business

The Current State Of Women And Minority Business Owners Women in business continue to make gains year after year. As of 2017, women owned more than 11.6 million firms nationwide and generated $1.7 trillion in sales. That’s more than a 50 percent increase since 2007! The gains extend to minority entrepreneurs and women of color,

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U.S. SBA Encore Entrepreneurship for Women

This introduction to business planning is directed to women over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing a second career and launching their own business. https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/encore-entrepreneurship-women

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Frequently Asked Questions When Seeking Training and Business Assistance

The following list of resources to help you take advantage of the several free counseling and training programs that are available to assist you in starting and growing your business. From low cost business training and free mentoring, selling to government, finding access to capital and expanding your business internationally, these partners can help get

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Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)

The HUBZone program provides contracting assistance to companies located in historically underutilized businesses zones as prescribed by the SBA. The primary purpose of the program is to encourage economic development and increase employment in these distressed urban and rural areas.

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8(a) Business Development

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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