Making the Most of Minority-Owned Businesses
Elevate minority-owned business through associations, networks, federal programs and other useful resourcesMaking the most of minority-owned businesses means fully utilizing resources designed for people of color and women-owned companies. You can gain valuable support from agencies set up to foster minority business development. Gain knowledge about minority business grants, community networks for minority entrepreneurs and inspirational stories about minority enterprises.
Take minority-owned businesses to a higher level by working with organizations established to support black-owned businesses, Asian-owned businesses and other companies led by both ethnic minorities and women. Expand your minority-owned business through the expertise and support of others.
1. Partner with former minority-owned executives for advice about business operations and financing.
2. Harness support from companies that empower minority-owned businesses through national networks and marketing.
3. Build minority-owned business with federal programs and private funding.
Pair up with entrepreneurs experienced in business ownership or operating a minority-owned business
Reap the benefits of national networks and councils that facilitate minority business developmentWork with organizations that team minority-owned companies with national businesses. Use these connections as opportunities to market your company's products or services. Become a member of a networking group to expand your business exposure and to meet others who might help you reach your goals.
Leverage minority business grants and operational support from federal and private sourcesLearn about government programs that help minority business owners start and grow their companies. Acquire funding information and resources for women and ethnic minorities trying to make their way in the business world.
Business.gov to review federal resources in their guide for women-owned businesses. Communicate with Operation Hope, a nonprofit organization that disburses minority-owned business loans and tackles tough issues including financial enterprise and diversity.
- Attend yearly conferences such as the National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference, a federally funded conference that supports minority-owned companies and business enterprises. The conference strives to help minority-owned businesses create and keep jobs, grow local economies and help owners compete in a global marketplace.
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