Asian American Business Development Center
Asian American Business Development Center was established in New York City in 1994 to promote greater recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy. AABDC encourages Asian American businesses to be more actively involved in issues and policies that directly affect them at the federal, state and city levels and provides capacity-building assistance to business entities that enables them to compete in the mainstream marketplace and expand business opportunities.
This federal government site guides you through the maze of government rules and regulations and provides access to services and resources to help you start, grow, and succeed in business. Topics include government contracting, business laws, financing, special entrepreneurs (women, minorities, veterans, etc.), and more.
Count Me In
Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence is a new organization that makes small business loans and gives training scholarships to women.
Department of Defense (DoD) MENTOR-Protégé Program
This unique program seeks to encourage major DoD prime contractors (mentors) to develop the technical and business capabilities of small disadvantaged businesses and other eligible protégés.
The heart of this website is its free database of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE's) and contacts within Fortune 1000 companies. You can register your company as a supplier at no charge. Suppliers' profiles are made available to buyers including Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, associations and other major purchasers nationwide seeking to do business with M/WBE's. You'll find a lot of other resources here as well.
Expect a Hand, Not a Handout From the Government
This page has some basic facts about Government loans and grants.
Federal Business Opportunities
This site is designated as the single source for federal government procurement opportunities that exceed $25,000. If you are interested in bidding on government contracts, you can sign up to automatically receive procurement information. You can also search procurements by solicitation number, date, classification code, and agency for both active and archived solicitations.
An online Magazine
The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
This section offers a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and businesses. Within this web page you will find links to starting and operating a business, employment taxes, tax law changes for business, business-related forms and publications, and online learning options.
Latino Business Association
The Latin Business Association (LBA), a 501(c)(6) private non-profit organization established in 1976, is one of the nation’s most active Latin business trade associations on the basis of active membership and overall outreach to its member business owners. The LBA is the only organization that truly represents over 800,000 Latin businesses in California.
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation.
National Congress of American Indians
NCAI was established in 1944 in response to the termination and assimilation policies the US government forced upon tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereign nations. To this day, protecting these inherent and legal rights remains the primary focus of NCAI.
National Minority Business Council
Founded in 1972 as a full-service, non-profit (501)(c)(3) corporation, the organization is dedicated to providing business assistance, educational opportunities, seminars, purchasing listings and related services to hundreds of businesses throughout the tri-state area and across the nation.
Native American Nations
Information on Individual Native American Nations.
Native Tribes of the United States and Canada
An index of the Native Tribes of the United States and Canada.
Professional Women in Construction
Professional Women in Construction (PWC) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing professional, entrepreneurial and managerial opportunities for women and other "non-traditional" populations in construction and related industries.
SBA Office of Advocacy
Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
This association, otherwise known as the Counselors to America's Small Business, is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE is dedicated to aiding in the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide, including Washington State. Services are free.
US Census Bureau (NAICS)
This Web site includes links to North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) and economic census information. OMWBE uses the NAICS business descriptions to categorize the primary activity of a firm for small business size determination.
US Department of Commerce Minority Bus Dev Agency
MBDA is a leader in strengthening the economy and improving the lives of all Americans.
We support job growth and economic expansion through a network of MBDA business centers, collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies, and strategic partnerships. We support job growth and economic expansion through a network of MBDA business centers, collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies, and strategic partnerships.
US Dept. of Interior – How do I trace Indian Ancestry?
Indian Affairs (IA) is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, IA currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
US Dept. of Labor Office of Small Business Programs
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) administers the Department of Labor's responsibility to ensure procurement opportunities for small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone businesses, and businesses owned by service-disabled veterans. OSDBU serves as the Department's Ombudsman for small businesses under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA).
US Dept. of Transportation, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, (OSDBU)
This Web site includes links to federal business opportunities, PRO-Net, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program regulations (49 CFR 26).
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This Web site includes links to business information; contracting opportunities, including work at Hanford; technical assistance; sources of money; and EPA industry topics.
US Small Business Administration (SBA)
This Web site includes links to certification programs, federal business opportunities, PRO-Net, and technical and financial assistance, and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and NAICS.
USDOT Federal Transit Authority DBE page
DOT’s DBE Program seeks to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department’s highway, transit, and airport financial assistance programs and to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts.
White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanic Americans
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative) was originally established by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 to address the educational disparities faced by the Hispanic community. Since then, the call to address these within the Hispanic community has been recognized by Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush and more recently by President Barack Obama through the renewal of the Initiative.
Women Entrepreneurs Inc.
Women Entrepreneurs Of America, Inc. was established in November, 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio by Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Yolanda Lamar-Wilder. Inspired by her own personal and business experiences in the corporate sector during the 80’s and 90’s, she set out to design an organization based on what she wished had been available to her.