The U.S Small Business Administration supports both the Small Business Development Center Program and SCORE to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. These programs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations.
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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, it does provide a myriad of services to assist entrepreneurs in pursuit of their dreams. One of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development are Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
Grants.gov is one the largest websites that features at least 1,000 grant programs from 26 different federal grant-making agencies in the United States.
Iola Bonggay is an editor of TopGovernmentGrants.com one the the most comprehensive Websites offering information on government grants and federal government programs.
The Williams School’s J. Lawrence Connolly Center for Entrepreneurship held its first-ever Social Entrepreneurship Summit on May 2. Business administration professor Drew Hess and his wife, Megan, also a business professor at the Williams School, arranged to gather a dozen student leaders to dinner. They wanted to search for ways the campus and the Williams School could support social entrepreneurship.