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[b]Minority Owned Businesses[/b]


Are you ready to start your business, but don't know where to start or what opportunities are out there for minority groups? The following resources provide information on [url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#Federal Programs and Resources]federal government programs and services[/url] that help members of minority groups [url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#Start Your Business]start their own businesses[/url], as well as resources to help [url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#Finance Your Business]finance your new business[/url] and where to go to get [url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#Business Training and Assistance]training and assistance[/url].
[b][b]Federal Programs and Resources[/b][/b]


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[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/understanding-hubzone-program]HubZone Program[/url]
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Provides information on a program sponsored by the SBA that helps businesses in historically underutilized areas gain access to federal procurement opportunities.
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[url=http://www.mbda.gov/]Minority Business Development Agency[/url]
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Details how to finance a business as well as business opportunities from a federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America.
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[url=http://www.medweek.gov/]Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference[/url]
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Explores the issues affecting the growth and development of minority business enterprises, discussed at this federally-sponsored, national conference.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/8a-business-development-0]8(a) Business Development Program[/url][url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#_msocom_1][/url]
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Covers programs and services that help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and federal procurement market.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/office-native-american-affairs]SBA Office of Native American Affairs[/url][url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#_msocom_2][/url][url=http://www.sba.gov/content/office-native-american-affairs] [/url]
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Outlines programs and resources that are available to American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses.
[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#Back to Top]Back to Top[/url]
[b][b]Starting Your Business[/b][/b]


What are you waiting for? Get started today by checking out the steps and guides to starting your business.
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[url=http://www.mbda.gov/?section_id=5]Starting a Minority Business Enterprise[/url]
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Gives free tips, advice, checklists and more.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/follow-these-steps-starting-business]Steps to Starting a Business[/url][url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#_msocom_3][/url]
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Lists the legal and regulatory steps you need to take to start a new business.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/how-write-business-plan]Write a Business Plan[/url][url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#_msocom_4][/url][url=http://www.sba.gov/content/how-write-business-plan] [/url]
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Supplies access to resources to help you prepare a winning business plan.
[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#Back to Top]Back to Top[/url]
[b][b]Financing Your Business[/b][/b]


Federal and state government agencies do not provide grants to minorities for starting a business. However, there are a number of low-interest loan programs that help individuals obtain startup financing. Some nonprofit and local organizations provide a small number of grants to help minorities and those in economically disadvantaged communities to start and expand businesses.
Visit the [url=http://search.business.gov/startLoans.html]Loans and Grants Search Tool[/url] to get a full list of grant, loan and venture capital programs for which you might qualify. Below are some programs that also may be useful to you.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.accionusa.org%2F]ACCION USA Small Business Loans[/url]
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Offers flexible loans (up to $50,000) to small business owners who have limited or no access to traditional business credit, including women and minorities.
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[url=http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/IEED/DCI/index.htm]Indian Loan Guaranty and Interest Subsidy Program [/url]
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Provides financing for Indian-owned businesses that significantly contribute to a Tribe's economy.
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[url=http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=sfl]USDA Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers[/url]
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Makes and guarantees loans to approved socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms and ranches.
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[url=http://dedo.delaware.gov/Access.shtml]Delaware Access Program[/url]
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Offers a low collateral loan program geared toward small businesses, including minority and women owned businesses.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oha.org%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26task%3Dview%26id%3D438%26Itemid%3D158%23top]Hawaii Consumer Micro-Loan Program[/url]
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Provides low cost loans up to $7,500 to Native Hawaiians who are experiencing temporary financial hardship due to unforeseen events, or who wish to enhance their careers.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.commerce.state.il.us%2Fdceo%2FBureaus%2FBusiness_Development%2FLoan%2BPrograms%2Fmwd.htm]Illinois Minority, Women, and Disabled Participation Loan Program[/url]
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Aids small businesses that are 51 percent owned and managed by persons who are minorities, women, or disabled, with loans up to $50,000 or 50 percent of a total project.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iowalifechanging.com%2Fbusiness%2Ftsb.aspx]Iowa Target Small Business Assistance Program[/url]
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Provides loans, loan guaranty and equity grants of up to $50,000 to help women, minorities and persons with disabilities start and expand their businesses.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass-business.com%2Fsite%2Fsite-massbiz%2Fcontent%2Fcommunity-loans%2F]Massachusetts BDC Capital Community Loans[/url]
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Offers financing programs for women-owned, minority-owned businesses.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mississippi.org%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D278]Mississippi Capital Access Loan Program[/url]
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Provides financing for borrowers who, for various reasons, might have difficulty in obtaining conventional loans. Borrowers must apply for a loan through a lending institution.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mississippi.org%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D307]Mississippi Minority Business Enterprise Loan Program[/url]
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Assists new and existing minority businesses in gaining access to needed capital in the form of direct low-interest loans.
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[url=http://www.entrepreneur.mt.gov/indianequityfund.mcpx]Montana Indian Equity Fund[/url]
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Offers grants to assist a current Native American business or a new Native American business owner. The funds are available only to enrolled members of Montana’s federally recognized tribes in Montana and to enrolled members of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oha.org%2Findex.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%26task%3Dview%26id%3D83%26Itemid%3D158]Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund[/url]
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Offers loans to help start-up and expansion of Native Hawaiian owned businesses.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hochunkcdc.org%2Floan_programs.html]Nebraska: Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation Small Business Loan[/url]
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Makes microloans available to any new or existing business or community development project that is located on or near the Winnebago Indian Reservation.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.njeda.com%2Fweb%2FAspx_pg%2FTemplates%2FPic_Text.aspx%3FDoc_Id%3D401%26menuid%3D1206%26topid%3D718%26levelid%3D6%26midid%3D1175]New Jersey Urban Plus[/url]
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Provides financial support to small, women- or minority-owned businesses, manufacturers, redevelopers and nonprofit organizations in the following endorsed New Jersey municipalities: Camden, Trenton, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, East Orange, New Brunswick and Atlantic City.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.loanfund.org%2F]New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund[/url]
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Assists businesses and nonprofits that provide positive social benefits, meet other special requirements, and are unable to access loans from traditional sources, such as banks. Particular emphasis is placed on helping low-income people, women and minorities.
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[url=http://www.nylovesmwbe.ny.gov/Financial%20Resources/cdfi.htm]New York State Micro Loans for Minority and Women Owned Businesses[/url]
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Lists the organizations that provide microloans to businesses that often do not qualify for bank loans, as well as one-on-one counseling and business development assistance to facilitate credit-readiness. Funds are provided by the state's Community Development Financial Institution Assistance Program.
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[url=http://development.ohio.gov/DMBA/MiniLoan.htm]Ohio Mini-Loan Guarantee Program[/url]
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Provides loan guarantees for fixed assets for small business (start-up or existing business expansion) for projects of $100,000 or less. The state has targeted 50 percent of the guarantee funds for allocation to businesses owned by minorities and women.
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[url=http://development.ohio.gov/DMBA/MDLP.htm]Ohio Minority Direct Loan Program[/url]
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Provides direct loans for businesses locating or expanding in Ohio that demonstrate they will create new jobs for Ohio citizens.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newpa.com%2Ffind-and-apply-for-funding%2Ffunding-and-program-finder%2Ffunding-detail%2Findex.aspx%3FprogId%3D28]Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority[/url]
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Offers low-interest loan financing to businesses owned and operated by ethnic minorities. Funds may be used for fixed assets including land and building acquisition; building, construction and renovation; machinery and equipment acquisition and installation; and working capital.
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[url=http://www.tn.gov/treasury/smob/]Tennessee Small and Minority-Owned Business Assistance Program[/url]
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Gives financial assistance to new, expanding and existing businesses in Tennessee that do not have reasonable access to capital markets and traditional commercial lending facilities.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wheda.com%2Froot%2FBusinessPartners%2FSmallBusinessLenders%2FDynamic.aspx%3Fid%3D791]Wisconsin Linked Deposit Loan Subsidy[/url]
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Provides an interest rate subsidy on lender financing to women or minorities who start or expand a business.
[url=http://www.sba.gov/content/minority-owned-businesses#Back to Top]Back to Top[/url]
[b]Business Training and Assistance[/b]


Minority Business Development Centers (MBDC) help entrepreneurs and business owners in local communities throughout the country start, grow and manage their businesses. MBDCs offer training courses, one-on-one assistance and other services that help minority business enterprises succeed.
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[url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncaied.org%2F]National Center for American Indian Entrepreneur Development[/url]
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Alabama - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mbocalabama.org%2F]Alabama Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Arizona - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.azmbec.com%2F]Arizona Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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California - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inlandempirembec.com%2F]Inland Empire Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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California - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.losangelesmbec.org%2F]Los Angeles Metro Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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District of Columbia - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dcmbec.org%2Fhome.html]Washington DC Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Florida - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.floridamboc.org%2F]Florida Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Georgia - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.georgiambdc.org%2F]Georgia Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Hawaii - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.honolulu-mbdc.org%2F]Honolulu Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Illinois - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cmbdc.org%2F]Chicago Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Michigan - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mmbdc.com%2F]Michigan Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Minnesota - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nabdc.org%2F]Native American Business Enterprise Center[/url]
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New Mexico - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nedainc.net%2F]New Mexico Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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New York - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.manhattan-bronx-mbdc.com%2F]Manhattan/Bronx Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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North Carolina - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mbdc-nc.com%2F]North Carolina Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Oklahoma - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.indiansbusiness.org%2F]Oklahoma Native American Business Enterprise Center[/url]
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Puerto Rico - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mbdcpr.com%2F]Puerto Rico Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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South Carolina - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scmbec.com%2F]South Carolina Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Texas - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sa-mbec.org%2F]San Antonio Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Wisconsin - [url=http://www.sba.gov/leaving-sba-dot-gov?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wisconsinmboc.org%2F]Wisconsin Minority Business Development Center[/url]
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Re: SBA - MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES
Post on Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:20 am by cmanlarry
James,
Great information.
Larry
 

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