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Black Business Association

"Founded in 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), headquartered in Los Angeles, the oldest active ethnic business organization in the state of California, has been committed to ensuring that African American and other diverse business owners benefit from our advocacy efforts to impact, improve and implement policy that improves access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the public and private sector, in addition to providing access to financial resources. The BBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization."

Black Business News

This site "empowers Black entrepreneurs and CEOs by promoting relevant news, success stories, and other valuable resources that stimulate entrepreneurship in African American communities."

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (WOSB and EDWOSB)

Your El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has remained an effective organization for 30 years because of its efforts to serve the ever-evolving small, minority and women owned business community, in the Border Area. Your Hispanic Chamber believes we each have a fundamental, moral obligation to help each other, and while some of us may rise faster than others, our ultimate goal is that we will rise together, while maintaining our individuality.

Forbes Woman Entrepreneurs

Forbes offers a website to assist women in dealing with issues they encounter while maneuvering in the entrepreneurial world.

Golden Seeds

"We identify and invest in women-led ventures with the potential to grow into multi-million dollar businesses, and provide women entrepreneurs with strategic business advice and the tools they need for growth." Offices in Boston and New York.

Grants for Single Mothers

Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more

International Association of Women

"Our networking community provides a personal forum for you to grow your career, promote your business, product or service, share ideas and expand your network. In person and virtual events allow you to learn from and share experiences with women who are recognized experts in their fields."

Minority Business Development Agency

"The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises. MBDA invests in a national network of MBDA Business Centers, Specialty Centers, and Grantees. Our programs offer customized business development and industry-focused services to provide greater access to capital, contracts and markets."

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

From the site: "Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 5000 members and 60 chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide."

National Hispanic Business Group

"The National Hispanic Business Group (NHBG) was founded in 1985 by a group of prominent Hispanic entrepreneurs with a vision to create an organization entrusted with developing opportunities for Hispanic Businesses. Our goal is to seek out and expand our opportunities for its members by fostering dialogue and economic exchange with the Public and Private sectors, while supporting social change and community empowerment."

National Minority Supplier Development Council

"The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members... We do this by matching our more than 13,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our vast network of corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. Our corporate membership includes many of the largest public and privately-owned companies, as well healthcare companies, colleges and universities."

National Women Business Owners Corporation (WOSB and EDWOSB)

NWBOC is the first national certifier of WBEs and provides national certification for women and veteran-owned companies. Certification ensures that a private, for-profit company is truly owned and controlled by a woman and/or veteran.

Organizations: DC Women's Business Center

The Washington, DC Women's Business Center (DCWBC) is a business development organization that serves women entrepreneurs in the Washington, DC Capitol Region.

The Essential Guide to Starting a Successful Minority-Owned Business

"Minority entrepreneurs have historically been underrepresented and underserved. However, minority-owned businesses are growing rapidly. And as they grow, more and more resources are becoming available to accelerate this growth. If you’re a minority entrepreneur looking to start, grow, or finance your business, we’ve compiled all of the top resources that are designed to help you succeed in doing so. "

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is America’s largest Hispanic business organization, representing over 4.7 million Hispanic-owned businesses.

US Black Chamber of Commerce

"The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, we support African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises."

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

"We are the most established and largest non-profit organization representing Pan Asian American and their related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. As a thought leader with over 30 years of track record in business matchmaking accomplishments by connecting our constituents to Fortune 1000 corporations, government, non-profits, and small and minority businesses, USPAACC is poised to raise the bar of success to yet another level."

US Women’s Chamber of Commerce

"The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce gives voice to the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy. Using a platform of influence, innovation, and opportunity, we work with and for our members to grow successful businesses and careers."

Women 2.0

Women 2.0 is a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Their mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform.

Women Business Owners Center

News and articles addressing the needs of women entrepreneurs.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

From the site: "The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country."

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