Business Startup Toolkit

A toolkit developed for the Small Business Administration that let's community-based organizations set up workshops for aspiring business owners.

Many of the SBA programs offering Small Business Grants, Loan Programs and Counseling Programs for women are offered through state agencies.

Small Business Loans for Women






SBA Loans Explained
SBA Loans Explained
This short video describes the most popular Small Business Administration loan program, the 7(a) loan.

Small Business Administration HUBZone Program
Small Business Administration HUBZone Program
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones Empowerment Contracting Program provides federal contracting assistance to eligible small businesses located in underutilized business zones to improve their employment opportunities, investments, and their area's economic development.

SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans
SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans
Disaster loans can be utilized for the repair and rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses, and are available to all types of business, instead of being restricted to small businesses alone.

HUBZone Certification Program Webinar
HUBZone Certification Program Webinar
This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors.

HUBZone certification allows certain small businesses to compete for set-aside contracts aimed at spurring investment in low median income or high unemployment areas.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Webinar
SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Webinar
This video explains how the SBA's 8(a) Program works, its eligibility requirements, technical assistance available to small disadvantaged businesses through the program and common myths about the program.

Local Assistance from the Small Business Administration
Local Assistance from the Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration has many local offices and resource partners that counsel, mentor and train small business owners and entrepreneurs.

These nearby offices and online assistance can help your business start up, succeed and grow. This short video provides a good introduction to services near you.

Small Business Administration Resources for Veterans
Small Business Administration Resources for Veterans
The Small Business Administration offers various resources for veterans interested in starting, financing or growing their businesses.

Supporting Black-Owned Business
Supporting Black-Owned Business
We've read stats showing that Blacks have a buying power of $1.2 Trillion dollars and that Black women are starting businesses at a faster rate than any other group, but is this enough to change the economic inequalities that plague Black neighborhoods?

SCORE Services to Small Business - An Introduction
SCORE Services to Small Business - An Introduction
In an excerpt from a 2010 interview the SCORE CEO discusses its counseling and workshops offerings to small businesses.





Featured Government Grant Resources

Secondary Market Lending Authority Program

The Small Business Administration has constituted the Secondary Market Lending Authority program, one which aims to provide liquidity for the secondary market, thereby ultimately encouraging new lending opportunities from banks of Small Business Administration guaranteed loans.



Business Grants for Women

Many women in business find that in order to meet their business' financial needs, they turn to searching out a loan source. Business loans for women are widely available through the Small Business A...




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A £11.5 Million Fund to Develop Northeast England’s Social Investment

A £11.5 Million Fund to Develop Northeast England’s Social Investment
Established by Big Society Capital and the Northern Rock Foundation, the North East Social Investment Company is...








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