Accion USA is dedicated to bringing affordable small business loans to microentrepreneurs. The organization has provided more than $119 million in 19,000 microloans to more than 9,000 small biz owners since it was founded in 1991. The loans are up to $50k. The group specializes in loaning to small business owners who do not qualify […]
This organization provides entrepreneurs with help, support, education and advocacy as well as networking resources. Contact www.nbia.org to learn how you can benefit from their association.
The NIFC’s goal is to help information to consumers and small business owners about invention-promotion companies and how people can market their ideas and new products. Inventors often do not realize that companies promising to bring their products to market can charge thousands of dollars but offer no guarantees in return. The goal of this […]
The federal government’s Small Business Development Centers offer management help to current and prospective small business owners. Information and guidance are available in many locations across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/sbdc.
We are proud to announce that the new eBay Small Business Center has invited us to become one of their top content providers along with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the National Federation of Independent Business Owners. We’ll also be providing content to the eBay Tax Center along with the IRS. As our partners […]
Astia, founded in Silicon Valley in 1999, is a global, non-profit organization that is dedicated to building women leaders and accelerating the funding and growth of the companies they lead. Astia connects entrepreneurs to investors, industry leaders, service providers and consultants with the aim of helping to facilitate success. Visit www.astia.org to learn more.
The United Inventors Association was formed in 1900 as a nonprofit dedicated to inventor information, education and support. Its mission is to provide reliable information to inventors, as well as certification to groups and inventor-friendly firms that agree to comply with rigorous professional and ethical standards. Visit www.uiausa.org to learn more.
Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to protect, enhance and promote franchising through government relations, public relations and educational programs. The IFA has more than 1200 franchise members. A great resource for anyone interested in buying […]
This nonprofit trade organization was founded in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractor. Membership is open to all races and people of every ethnic background. Contact www.namcnational.org to learn more.
The Shed by Modern-Shed is manufactured in Sedro Woolley, Washington. For more info on the company, visit www.modern-shed.com. The prefab sheds make great home offices, too.
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Approximately 200 companies are members of the association, including many well-known brand names. The Association’s mission is “To protect, serve and promote the effectiveness of member companies and the independent […]
-Springboard Enterprises is a venture capitalist nonprofit corporation dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs together with investors and industry experts to build women-led small businesses. Its programs educated, source, showcase and support women entrepreneurs seeking equity capital to grow their companies. Visit www.springboardenterprises.com to learn more.