WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.
What to expect: They have great events, mentorship sessions, and support crowdfunding via WeFund. Participating in WE Fund Crowd means NYC will be your first lender, pledging 10%, or up to $1,000, of your crowdfunding goal.Read More: WENYC
Business Outreach Center Network’s mission is to improve the economic prospects of traditionally underserved groups, with a focus on low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs and their communities, and thereby create genuinely brighter futures.
At the heart of our mission is the belief that whatever their differences, people and communities share a common goal: to achieve economic stability and growth. Working in partnership with culturally diverse individuals and organizations in support of this shared goal is the hallmark of BOC.
What to expect: Amazing support building a business that will one day scale!
Will provide loans and microgrants for small businesses to help start and grow emerging enterprisesRead More: Community Investment Collaborative (CIC)
Provides business loans to immigrants, refugees, low income individuals, and people of color in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. who cannot access bank financing. They also provide training and technical assistance to borrowers.Read More: Enterprise Development Group
A business incubator which provides mentorship and general support to emerging companies. Is affiliated with William and Mary University.Read More: Launchpad
A business accelerator which provides training and support to emerging companies in Central Virginia
They provide 9 months of support and $20,000 in grant funding plus technical assistance to tech companies in industries such as software, hardware, biotechnology, and biomedical field.
A microlender which seeks to provide support to black, female, veteran, new, and underresourced farmers in Virginia
Mission — Foodshed Capital (foodcap.org)
They provide loans to black farmers
They also provided a $12,000 grant to the Minority and Veteran Farmers of the Piedmont in Virginia to support their efforts to reach mobile markets
Black Farmer Fund — Foodshed Capital (foodcap.org)
Provides coaching, mentoring, and general support for small businesses in VirginiaRead More: Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator
Provides generalized support for startup companies in VirginiaRead More: Virginia Startup
This technology accelerator provides 3 months of mentorship and support to emerging technology companies. They also provide $20,000 grants to 12 to 20 promising technology companies per year.Read More: Lighthouse Labs
• Virginia Community Capital (VCC) will expand its Economic Equity Fund Initiative (EEF), and use $1.5 million of additional funding to provide low-cost financing for small-, women-, and minority-owned businesses across Virginia that were disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
• The additional funds will support 15 or more businesses.
• They will also hire a technical assistance provider specifically for this program.
DSLBD offers several resources that can assist in your business growth and entreprenuerial journey.Read More: Department of Small and Local Business Development
Find Resources. Connect with Businesses. Navigate the Ecosystem. From funding to talent sources and everything in between, explore over 2,000 resources to build your business in Maryland.Read More: Maryland Entrepreneur Hub
Entrepreneur Support Organizations – Explore the 200+ organizations dedicated to supporting startups, nonprofits, and small businesses in Baltimore.Read More: Baltimore Entrepreneurial Support
Providing microloans and training to low-income entrepreneurs who are overlooked by traditional lenders and financial institutions.Read More: Life Asset
list of all resources provided to any type of company doing business in Montgomery County where you can find financing sources, partnership opportunities, and more.Read More: Small Business Resource List
The OVBD facilitates the use of all U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors. OVBD oversees Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC), which are designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals. The SBA has 22 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).Read More: Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
The Office of Native American Affairs is part of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Their mission is to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s entrepreneurial development, lending, and procurement programs. ONAA contracts with two companies to offer entrepreneurial empowerment workshops and free technical assistance.Read More: Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA)
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, SCORE has provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).Read More: SCORE
SBDCs are America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers. A partner program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SBDCs are hosted by universities, colleges, state economic development agencies and private sector organizations. Their mission is to help start and grow small businesses.Read More: Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)