EARN Small Business Toolkit

Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) created the new Small Business Toolkit to help small businesses build their talent pipeline and meet their workforce needs by recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing employees with disabilities. The Toolkit is one of the latest products of the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s EARN.

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Disability Inclusive Stock Photography from Disability:IN

Disability:IN is pleased to offer disability-inclusive stock photography to the public. Through this collection, Disability:IN is proud to help corporations and content creators depict people with disabilities in the workplace in an authentic and affirming manner. Disability:IN encourages corporations to use these photos in their marketing material, internal and external communications material, and social media content.

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SBDCNet Market Research Services

SBDCNet provides market research services to the entire 1,000+ member SBDC Network of Small Business Development Centers located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In partnership with your local SBDC, SBDCNet can produce a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to your specific business and geographic location. These reports are provided free of charge to prospective or existing small business owners who are receiving business advising services from their local SBDC Advisor (also a free service).

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Partners in Policymaking – Now Accepting Applications for 2023

Partners in Policymaking is free for participants due to the financial support of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, with each spot in the program valued at over $6,000. This year-long program prepares adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), parents, and family members of children and adults with IDD to be effective advocates at the local, state, and federal levels.

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The 2023 Small Business Credit Survey is now open!

The Federal Reserve has begun collecting responses to this year’s Small Business Credit Survey. By taking the survey, business owners and business leaders contribute to data that directly informs the Fed, federal government agencies, service providers, policymakers, and others—ultimately benefitting their business and other businesses like theirs. The survey closes November 17, 2023.

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We All Grow

The #WeAllGrow Latina membership group, AMIGAS, is the social network for original content, digital tools, virtual events and community for Latina entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals. ¡Se puede participar en inglés y en español!

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Ureeka

Ureeka is a Community where small businesses gain unprecedented access to the expertise needed to grow their business.

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Planoly

PLANOLY was the first visual planner for Instagram – homegrown and beautifully crafted to be simple, clean and easy to use. Now we’re simplifying social marketing on TikTok, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube too!

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FastTrac

FastTrac is a series of entrepreneurship courses offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) for aspiring and established entrepreneurs throughout New York City.

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Baltimore Community Lending

Baltimore Community Lending offers small business loans to entrepreneurs in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, Harford County, and Howard County who have no relationship with or are unable to get a loan from a bank, and may not have collateral.

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1863 Venture Fund

The goal of this organization is to provide support to minority entrepreneurs in the form of business education and mentoring in areas including marketing, sales, and financial management.

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The Hive

This co-working space is designed to provide support and opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses and was acquired by WACIF in 2021.

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