Small Business Majority works in partnership with a network of organizations around the country to educate small business owners in various states and help them understand how legislation being debated in the capitol or on a state level would affect them.
Our strategic partners are essential to helping us offer small business owners resources and educate them about important issues affecting their companies. Some of our partners include:
The Affiliated Workers Association (AWA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of entrepreneurs, independent contractors and small business owners across America. Since our formation in 2001, we have been committed to providing professional and lifestyle resources and health benefits to our members so they can save money, time and focus on growing their business. The AWA strives to continue researching benefits and resources, like small business advocacy, aimed at helping our members succeed in their business endeavors.
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals, businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that are helping to raise awareness about the value of general aviation and local airports, particularly for rural communities. For these communities, general aviation and local airports support business activity, medical care, disaster relief, fire fighting, agriculture, law enforcement, and a host of important resources and services.
The Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) is a partnership program uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. We are dedicated to the sound development of small business throughout America. Founded in 1979, the ASBDC provides a vehicle for continuous improvement of the Small Business Development Center program, exchange of information among members regarding objectives, methods and results in business management and technical assistance, and advocacy of America's small business community.
The American Booksellers Association is a national, not for profit trade association, and exists to protect and promote the interests of its members: independently owned bookstores, large and small, with storefront locations in towns and cities nationwide.
The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) is a non-profit organization helping communities successfully operate programs to support community-based entrepreneurism, build local wealth and prevent the loss of independent businesses. Since 2001, AMIBA has helped more than 80 communities launch Independent Business Alliances using an organizing model they pioneered, with a proven record of success in cities and towns of all sizes and circumstances.
The Anacostia Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is a Community Development Corporation that was established in 1969 to meet the overall economic needs, and to improve the quality-of-life circumstances, of the District of Columbia residents. Over the past 45 years, AEDC and its subsidiaries have been at the forefront of small/minority business development, commercial revitalization, housing development, job creation and venture development to serve residents who live East of the Anacostia River and the District of Columbia at-large.
Since 2001 AEDC through the Business Development Center (AEDC-BDC), and its affiliation with the DC-SBDC Network, continues to devote significant resources to facilitate opportunities for small businesses to start, expand and grow. The AEDC/BDC has provided business counseling, sponsored training events and disseminated information to both start-up ventures and existing small businesses in support of providing growth opportunities to the small business community. Our certified, trained and skilled business consultants provide confidential one-on-one management assistance in a myriad of areas, at no cost to the client.
Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit entity charged with management of the Downtown Improvement District (DID). ADP provides clean and safe services throughout the DID, provides marketing and event promotion throughout the DID, and serves as an advocate for the business and property owners within the DID on issues affecting downtown. Our services are designed to increase cleanliness, occupancy rates, investment values and lease income, to decrease crime, and to generally stimulate economic development and improve the quality of life in downtown Anchorage.
ABA San Diego is a non-profit membership organization established in 1990. ABASD provides a strong voice on business cultural and political issues of interest to San Diego’s Asian & Pacific Islander community. Mainstream in our focus, we facilitate the growth and development of member businesses through ongoing entrepreneurial education, communication and business networking programs.
The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is a national membership organization and voice of microbusiness development in the United States. For nearly two decades, AEO and its hundreds of member organizations have helped more than two million entrepreneurs support themselves and their families and contribute to their communities through business ownership.
The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, as a way for the region’s business community and like-minded individuals to concentrate and coordinate their efforts, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the regional voice of business in the Bay Area. Today, more than 275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member.
The Boulder Independent Business Alliance (BIBA) is a non-profit membership organization that advocates for independent businesses and provides networking, events and education. The alliance also participates in community-wide events to educate area residents on the positive impact of locally owned and independent businesses to the community.
The Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce helps foster Brooklyn small business success by helping to process loans, assisting with Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification, hosting educational/networking seminars and by assisting aspiring entrepreneurs in getting started by providing extensive and thorough education to those who wish to become small business owners.
The Broomfield Business Resource Center, an affiliate of the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, provides free, unlimited and confidential business consulting for businesses located in or that do business in Broomfield, Colorado. By assisting local businesses as they create, sustain and expand, the Center helps businesses in the creation and retention of jobs while fostering economic growth. Watch the Center's 2-minute animated video commercial to learn all about its free and unlimited business services.
The Business Alliance for a Sustainable Economy - Kansas City (BASE KC) is an alliance of local, independent businesses committed to the economic, environmental and social betterment of the Greater Kansas City area. The Alliance provides a local network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses for mutual support, education and growth.
The California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) is a statewide association comprised of over 160 lenders, training programs, job creators, agencies and individuals dedicated to furthering Micro Enterprise development in California. CAMEO’s mission is to grow a healthy, vibrant, thriving environment for all entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. It works to build wealth and strong California communities by creating economic opportunity for all entrepreneurs and providing them with small business financing, technical assistance and business management training. CAMEO serves as a voice for all Californians seeking to change their lives and communities through entrepreneurship.
Since 1982, California Capital Financial Development Corporation has provided capacity building programs for small businesses. California Capital's Women's Business Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Center offer training, counseling and access to capital programs.
In 1978, a group of local Hispanic chamber leaders from throughout California convened to discuss the lack of representation of Hispanic businesses in state government. These leaders also recognized the need for an organization that would effectively represent the interest of rapidly growing number of Hispanic-owned businesses in California.
Through its network of Hispanic chambers and business association, the CHCC represents the interest of over 800,000 Hispanic business owners in California. The CHCC is the premier and largest regional ethnic business organization in the nation that promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s Emerging Businesses.
The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, is an award winning, SBA chartered, non-profit small business consulting / training / research service. Fifteen professional business advisors are on staff to provide expert advice, coaching and the tools of success to entrepreneurs through focused, results-oriented consulting engagements, trainings, and access to a multitude of business resources. Thanks to the SBA, College of the Canyons, the city of Santa Clarita and our other financial sponsors, our consulting services are provided at no cost to the small business community.
The Carmel Valley Chamber of Commerce promotes and supports the economic wellbeing of its members and provides them with maximum business networking opportunities. The association of businesses was created to build a strong local economy by advocating a sound government and maintaining an informed membership and community.
The Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce advances the viability of the Carson Valley business community while striving to maintain the inherent character and livability of the Carson Valley. They do this by providing business tools and education, networking opportunities and advocacy for the existing business community and participating in the attraction of desirable new business.
The Castle Rock Downtown Merchants Association is dedicated to bringing activity to and awareness of Downtown Castle Rock to the citizens of Castle Rock and beyond. We work closely with other Castle Rock associations such as the Downtown Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce, the Castle Rock Economic Development Council, and the Town of Castle Rock.
The Castle Rock Economic Development Council provides professional and comprehensive services to firms relocating or expanding in Castle Rock, CO. It also provides small businesses with the EDC's complete database of available commercial real estate, area demographics and business resources to help entrepreneurs get started and grow their businesses in Castle Rock.
CDC Small Business Finance is a mission-driven economic development organization committed to providing access to capital and technical assistance to U.S. entrepreneurs and small businesses. Since 1978, CDC has responded to the needs of the underserved small business community with a variety of financing options to support their growth and success.
As the nation's #1 lender providing access to capital for small businesses via U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other programs, CDC has helped create over 167,000 jobs by leveraging more than $13 billion in loans to over 10,000 small businesses.
The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything we do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those we serve.
CEP provides low-wage workers with free, high quality tax preparation and an alternative to paid tax preparers. We serve families who make less than $50,000 and individuals who make less than $25,000. Based on these income guidelines, we can help one in three Illinois residents.
Through our tax clinic, we provide free, professional representation to low-wage taxpayers facing an IRS controversy. We also offer tax training for small businesses to establish sound business practices, build their knowledge of record keeping and self-employment tax laws.
Through our Financial Capability department, we help promote financial education and sound money practices -- helping cut ties to predatory financial services. We provide year-round workshops and one-on-one financial coaching to help clients set financial goals; create a spending plan; access safe and affordable bank products like bank accounts and small dollar loans; and review and correct credit reports and improve credit scores.
The Center for Small Business and the Environment (CSBE) was founded in 1998 and is a grassroots voluntary network of small business people who share the belief that entrepreneurial creativity and drive can protect the environment while creating jobs and economic growth. Their efforts have identified and promoted profitable and successful small business models for environmental action, and their projects and reports have shown how countless small businesses are. The CSBE believes small businesses are an economic and political powerhouse and its mission is to mobilize them on behalf of environmental protection.
The Chicago Affordable Care Act Consortium is a coalition of funded and non-funded assister organizations, government partners, community based organizations, and health care entities. The consortium presently represents 55 organizations servicing the wider Chicagoland and Chicago suburbs. The charge of the consortium is to: coordinates enrollment, events, and partnerships around the ACA; foster healthcare driven partnerships around the ACA; advocate for enrollment and ACA needed reforms and improvements for our consumers; create a professional workforce of assisters.
Chick Starterz mission is to empower women in their entrepreneurial endeavor while encouraging entrepreneurship in young girls. Our goal is to promote gender parity by breaking down barriers for women entrepreneurs. Hence our social media hashtag campaign #BDB4WE used in the sharing of content related to this topic. Our goal is to see more women climb up the entrepreneurial ladder fearlessly!
CNI Micro Finance Group is a mission driven non-profit lender that provide underserved businesses, start-ups and established businesses, with micro loans up to $50,000. We offer conventional type loans at affordable rates but with flexible and adaptable underwriting criteria necessary to meet the needs of small businesses. CNI Micro Finance Group is certified by the United States Treasury Department as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a goal to provide resources to underserved individuals. Additionally, CNI Micro Finance Group has been designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an intermediary micro lender.
The Colorado Business Group on Health is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing employers and purchasers the opportunity to discuss healthcare/business-related issues, and formulate and implement local solutions to problems in healthcare cost and quality.
Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is a nonprofit lending institution and a champion for small business. Founded in 1976, CEF provides the funding, training, resources and partnerships to help small businesses succeed and improve our communities’ economic vitality and diversity. Small business is critical to Colorado, representing over 96% of businesses in the state. CEF, independently or in partnership with other lending institutions, finances successful businesses that are unable to secure funding through traditional channels. CEF makes loans up to $250,000 to Colorado small businesses.
The Colorado SBDC Network helps existing and new businesses grow and prosper by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training to businesses across the state.
The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) is the premier organization that provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances. It is our mission to create an environment and the resources conducive to our members’ business success.
The Consortium of African American Organizations (CAAO) is a collaboration of many organizations focused on economic development in the African American Community.
The Contra Costa SBDC, in collaboration with community partners, delivers small business advising and training to promote economic and human capital development.
Our workshops and individualized advising are always no-cost and our business/strategic planning classes are very low cost We proudly serve the entire County of Contra Costa and support current and aspiring small business owners with access to capital, government contracting/procurement, exporting and management consulting assistance on myriad topics including marketing, operations, human resources and finance.
The Corning Area Chamber of Commerce provides business resources, education, information, contacts and government advocacy to members and communities. Since 1914, the Commerce has been a catalyst serving and advancing business and community interests of the region.
The Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) is Northeast Ohio’s largest small business support organization. It works to help the region's small businesses grow by providing cost-effective group purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues and networking and educational resources. COSE has close to 14,000 members and a track record of fighting for the rights of all small business owners. Its areas of focus include healthcare, workers’ compensation and energy, and its mission is to serve, advocate and lead on behalf of the small business community.
De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce brings government, academics and the business community together where needed, leads efforts where appropriate and enhances them as requested. The chamber advances the interests of member businesses through business development and community involvement to stimulate economic growth in the De Pere area, and aims to be the premier membership-based organization in the De Pere area that business people join to achieve financial success.
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a 74 year old membership based organization created to foster business development in DeKalb County. The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce speaks on behalf of the stated interest of the business community located in DeKalb County and its municipalities. The mission of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is to support, promote, and sustain business development in DeKalb County.
The Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia (DemBiz) is a unique forum for businesspeople supporting common-sense solutions, education and effective governance. DemBiz provides opportunities for members of the business community to meet and network with other professionals and local, state and federal elected officials and candidates. DemBiz also hosts speakers and programs of interest to the business community and contributes to the Political Action Committee, which supports the candidacies of business-friendly individuals running for the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates between the western and southern borders of Loudoun County, Prince William County and the Potomac River.
The Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (DGLCC) is a statewide, equal opportunity chamber of commerce comprised of LGBT and LGBT-supportive business owners and professionals. The Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce understands that business is built on relationships and encourages networking and business growth. The Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce helps it membership advance professionally and in their communities by holding events, offering support and providing resources that work to: Promote professional development, business diversity and personal enrichment; advance LGBT and LGBT-supportive business through shared knowledge, leadership and support; and connect businesses in the greater Denver metropolitan area.
The Denver Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a regional branch of the Colorado SBDC network and has served the Denver metro area’s small business community since 1990. The Denver Metro SBDC’s goal is to assist local small business owners in meeting their business goals and objectives. Supported by the Small Business Association and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Metro SBDC conducts low cost seminars and classes to educate small business owners on business management, accounting and financial growth, as well as sales and marketing approaches, in an effort to provide them with valuable networking opportunities and insight on how to grow their businesses. The Denver Metro SBDC’s business consultants and trainers possess comprehensive credentials garnered from their experience as business owners, and bring relevance and a wealth of knowledge to the classes offered.
Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce advocates for inclusion of all people, especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, + Ally Business Community in Southeastern Michigan. We connect our LGBT members to a strong base of ally partners and corporate support; we provide real growth opportunities for all businesses in the region.We are the subject matter experts for organizational diversity and partner with large, small, non-profit, and governmental organizations to grow the region.
In 1996, the Discovery Bay Chamber of Commerce was founded with the mission of putting Discovery Bay on the map. In its over 20 years as an advocate of area business, the Chamber has seen and encouraged the town’s growth from a small, quaint village to a thriving business community. The Chamber is working creatively to find new ways to improve the business climate in our community. By joining the Chamber, you are investing in a thriving and dynamic future for Discovery Bay.
The Draper Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting and supporting local business through advertising, networking, and acting as a liaison between business, government and residents of the community
The East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) is a unique cross-sector partnership of private, public and nonprofit leaders in the East Bay counties of Alameda and Contra Costa, helping to make the East Bay one of the most dynamic, globally competitive and sustainable business environments in the world.
East Bay EDA leverages the leadership, knowledge, talents and resources of its members to showcase the East Bay’s outstanding location advantages and resources that help businesses grow, a top-rated diverse workforce, world-class thought leaders, and a quality of life that supports exceptional family living.
Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with satellite offices in Cleveland and Akron; and a field office in Toledo. ECDI's mission is to invest in people to create measurable and enduring social and economic change. As the largest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) intermediary micro lender and U.S. Treasury designated Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) micro lender in the state of Ohio, ECDI addresses the needs of small business owners in the creation and expansion of their businesses. Since inception in 2004, ECDI has assisted over 8,500 individuals, disbursed over $33 million through over 1,600 loans, and created and retained over 5,900 jobs via our comprehensive suite of programs. Programs and services have been supported by over $55 million in federal, state, local and private funds and have proven to spur local economic development.
The Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) is the only nonprofit association in the state of New Jersey dedicated exclusively to helping employers make sound and responsible employment decisions through education, informed discussion and training. EANJ’s original 1916 charter commits the organization to advancing “the principles of individual freedom in labor relations” and to “secure property rights and advance freedom of contract.” Through the Affiliated Physicians and Employers Health Plan, EANJ members are eligible to purchase affordable, quality healthcare for their employees.
The Energy Efficiency Business Coalition (EEBC) was formed in 2007, to provide organized representation for the numerous businesses with operations involved in the manufacturing, distribution, installation and sales and marketing of energy efficiency technologies and services. EEBC is the only organization in the nation whose primary focus is to increase the business potential of the energy efficiency industry at the local level. Their member-funded coalition works with utilities, municipalities and state legislature to promote energy efficiency policies and programs that support the business objectives of the member businesses. EEBC also upholds excellent standards for safety, quality and professionalism and facilitates collaboration between actors in the energy efficiency industry.
People connect to people. ETTWomen believe that the faster you focus on connecting the dots between who you are and what you offer, the faster you can build mutually beneficial relationships that will bring business that serves you and your clients.
ETTWomen offers support to female entrepreneurs as they start and build their businesses, presenting a unique approach to networking. The group believes in building business and living life holistically, hence the 360 degree approach to everything they do.
Their 360º lifestyle approach consists of living life and building business from a place of authenticity. There is a special camaraderie among members, looking to each other first when in need of a product or service for themselves or their businesses. That has created a ripple effect which we call ‘The Power of Connections.’ Members support each other and are fiercely loyal to one another.
ETTWomen have transformed their lives and business understanding that together, we achieve more as it takes a village to grow a business.
The Fontana Chamber of Commerce strives to be the voice, resource and advocate for business in the Fontana area. Established in 1992, the Fontana Chamber of Commerce serves our growing small business community in the city.
Forge Columbus strengthens community business in Columbus. Forge invests in entrepreneurs who want to build a better city by providing business services, access to capital, and promotion of their community mission to a local and national audience. Forge’s work creates jobs, improves neighborhoods, and puts the unemployed back to work.
The Franklinton Board of Trade is a non-profit organization that advocates for neighborhood businesses and encourages new commercial growth. We work in partnership with many other organizations to improve the Franklinton community and create a robust business environment. We are proud to provide networking and educational opportunities to help our neighborhood businesses thrive.
The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce facilitates and serves as an advocate for the creation, development, growth, and general welfare of African-American business community in the greater Fresno area. Founded in 2001, the Chamber services Madera, Fresno, Kinsg and Tulare counties in central California.
The mission of the Global Business Development Center (GBDC), a program of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, is to be a leading resource and catalyst for commercial corridor revitalization, community integration and accelerating the growth of immigrant entrepreneurship by providing immigrant entrepreneurs with business support services to encourage the entrepreneurial development of new ventures and supporting existing small business ventures to reach the next level of business development.
Golden Sierra Job Training Agency has been changing the lives of job seekers and improving business since 1983. Initially serving 5 counties, Golden Sierra refined its service area to Placer El Dorado and Alpine Counties. Over its thirty year history the agency has invested more than 120 million dollars in the region’s youth, adult, dislocated workers and businesses. These investments keep youth in school and improve skills, assist job seekers with career transition and training and reduce costs for small businesses, our niche.
The Grandview Area Chamber provides small businesses with the resources they need, create valuable connections, and garner community recognition. Members enjoy being part of a friendly and fun network of fellow business professionals who join not only for support and advice, but to become customers of fellow businesses. From maintaining friendly relationships with City government to going to bat on important topics, The Grandview Area Chamber supports and defends the issues that help members prosper.
The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce promotes economic development in Central Texas by helping our members grow and by recruiting job creating Asian and Asian Pacific American companies to the region.
The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce works to maintain a healthy local business community and build a strong economy by providing networking and business education opportunities to its more than 1,300 members, promoting its community and representing the interests of business with government.
SCORE is the volunteer Arm of the SBA offering free and confidential advise to small business start-ups and existing business. Membership is made up of existing and former business leaders as well as entrepreneurs who offer their experiences to help the next generation succeed.
The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce strives to represent the special interests of all businesses in the Greater Poplar Bluff Area and to be the leader in economic and community development in Southeast Missouri. The chamber's mission is to provide leadership and service to promote economic growth and industrial development to the greater Poplar Bluff area.
The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce provides quality programs, education, connections and advocacy for their members and organizations in the Dulles Corridor. The Chamber offers its membership ongoing opportunities for business development and marketing, and conducts active community engagement and advocacy at the local and state level on issues of importance to their members.
The Greater San Diego Business Association is dedicated to advocating mainstream acceptance of diversity within our society by providing opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and community supportive businesses and business owners to succeed region wide. The association offers networking groups, business promotional opportunities, educational, social activities and advocacy relating to business.
Green For All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through a clean energy economy, the organization works in collaboration with the business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to create and implement programs that increase quality jobs and opportunities in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of its agenda
Green Impact Campaign is a nonprofit that provides cloud-based tools and training to university students across the country to conduct free energy audits for local, small businesses in their community. Students gain hands-on, real world experience for future impact careers while small business receive custom, actionable recommendations to save energy and money.
For 60 years, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce(GVCCC) has worked to provide dynamic business and civic leadership in New York City and serve as the leading voice for business in its communities. GVCCC provides innovative and effective programs and services to support businesses throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, Union Square, Flatiron, Chelsea, NOHO and SOHO. They engage their members in education by keeping them informed on relevant issues and providing them with opportunities for professional development, and institute programs and events that connect their members to other members, customers, suppliers and community leaders. GVCCC also advocates as the voice of business in government and community affairs and markets its communities and member businesses to attract tourism, encourage new investment and support the area’s economic growth.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver is a membership driven organization comprised of small-business owners, corporate representatives, community leaders, and association members representing various professions. With over 2,500 members, the Hispanic Chamber is the state’s largest minority Chamber, and one of the top four chambers of commerce in Metro Denver.
Formed in 1994, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is dedicated to working with all members of the community to support the economic advancement of Latinos in Oregon and SW Washington. Our vision is to close the economic and educational gaps that Latinos experience through: Technical assistance to small businesses, college scholarships to Latino students and leadership development for Latinos working in the public and private sector. We work as an advocate for the Latino community with elected officials, corporations and community organizations regarding policies that support the economic advancement of Latinos.
Hometown Business Alliance is a national business networking alliance with a local presence in many communities. Hometown Business Alliance is committed to helping entrepreneurs, sales professionals and small businesses grow, network and save money.
The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) represents a growing and diverse set of businesses and business associations promoting sensible, comprehensive federal immigration reform to benefit the people and economy of the state. The coalition's goal is to provide a strong and effective voice for Illinois businesses in the national immigration conversation and to urge elected officials to enhance Illinois' economy and its communities by supporting comprehensive, sensible immigration reform.
The 35 Illinois Small Business Development Centers provide businesses with management, marketing and financial guidance to help them succeed. The SBDCs assist with strategic business planning, access to capital and the development of marketing plans, along with helping to improve business ownership skills. The Centers provide financial analysis assistance and access to specialized services including export expansion and government contracting assistance plus other business management services.
The INC.spire Education Foundation works closely with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce to offer three key programs: an incubator program; a business education series; and a student education program. The foundation offers in-house space, mentorship and support to local startup companies.
Initiating Change in our Neighborhoods, Community Development Corporation (ICON CDC) is a community-based, non-profit organization located in Los Angeles' Northeast San Fernando Valley.
As a partner of the City of Los Angeles' Business Source Program, ICON provides free business development services to local entrepreneurs and small business owners in the interest of spurring job creation, financial literacy and local economic development. ICON also works in partnership with a number of local agencies and organizations which concentrate on aspects youth development, environmental justice and community-based transportation planning.
The organization's mission is to empower Angelenos through programs that support social, civic and economic development.
The Inland Empire Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in the workforce and education sectors, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure that the Inland Empire region will continue the most economically prosperous region--and the most desirable place to live and work--in California.
ISED Ventures is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for low and moderate income Iowans to build their assets and achieve financial stability. Through the Women's Business Center and Emprendedores Latinos de Iowa, ISED Ventures supports Iowans, particularly women and minorities, in achieving their dreams of small business ownership.
The Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center, a Small Business Opportunity Center for the City of Chicago, offers a wide variety of supportive services for start-up and existing small businesses located in and around the Illinois Institute of Technology as well as the greater Chicago area. We provide clients with excellent one-on-one technical assistance, offer referrals to reputable resources and partners, deliver educational programming and seminars on topics of value, and support IIT students, faculty, alumni and the community at large in their entrepreneurial endeavors.The Knapp Center is proud to be part of Chicago's Small Business Center program and is available to help you find resources to overcome these obstacles, and get you on the path to success.
The Duman Entrepreneurship Center Loan Fund makes loans up to $15,000 to businesses who can demonstrate that the loan will help grow the business. These are 3-year term loans, with very low-interest rates and no penalty for early repayment. There is a low loan application fee and closing cost. The owners must personally guarantee the loan and the owners credit history will be reviewed.
As the largest and most influential business association in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in our region. By being the voice of business, helping its members grow and promoting collaboration, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce seeks full prosperity for the Los Angeles region. As a trustee for the current and future welfare of the region, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce champions economic prosperity and quality of life.
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Hispanic Chambers of Commerce is dedicated to strengthening the development of commercial and economic activities, specifically in Southern California. The Chamber is an efficient vehicle to promote dialogue and consensus among the public and private sectors, to support the competitiveness of small and medium businesses and to assume the defense of the interests of the business sectors that it represents.
The chamber provides more representation, visibility, business networking and mentoring opportunities for Latino Small Business, industry, commerce & Finance, International Trade and Culture in the world of business and at the executive levels currently throughout the state.
The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a membership organization comprised of a cross section of member businesses ranging from sole proprietors to large corporations and conglomerates. With 10,000 members and subscribers, we represent the voice of over 100,000 companies in Manhattan and partner with over 300 diverse business organizations in the city. Our members are part of one of the largest constituencies in the country representing approximately 1.6 million US employees and approximately 4.5 million employees globally. Locally, our member companies have over 165,000 employees. And, collectively, our member companies account for over $630 billion dollars in annual revenues. The Business Council of NY State honored MCC with the prestigious 2012 Chamber of the Year Award.
The Microenterprise Network of Michigan (MNM) is a coordinated resource and advocate for Michigan microenterprise development. The MNM works to provide a voice for microenterprise, build practitioner capacity and improve the environment for Michigan entrepreneurs. The MNM understands that microenterprise development is an innovative way to revitalize our economy and communities, and is dedicated to using this development to lead job creation, asset building, access to capital and economic growth in the state. Members of MNM include Michigan microenterprise practitioners, organizations, governmental offices, businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Mid-America GLCC) is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education. The Mid-America GLCC’s purpose is to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations, thereby fostering a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Mid-America.
Mile High Business Alliance (MHBA) is a non-profit organization and group of business owners dedicated to making local business work in Denver. They believe that local businesses are the foundation of a healthy economy and community and make it their mission to build a more connected, resilient and healthy local economy. Their more than 200 members represent a broad swath of industries, employ more than 1,000 Denver area residents and contribute more than $252 million in revenue to Colorado’s economy. MHBA focuses on building the number and prosperity of local businesses, creating awareness of the importance of supporting local business and providing a voice for those businesses.
The Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT) is a non-profit corporation whose members serve as the unified voice for minority CEO’s in the United States. MBRT works to advance opportunities for minority entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors, while working across racial, ethnic and cultural barriers to promote greater economic participation and inform and influence public policy on issues that are critical to the minority business community. A ground-breaking organization, MBRT represents the first formal opportunity for CEOs of large minority-owned firms to collectively address issues of common concern to them as employers, profitable organizations and active corporate citizens.
Nestled between the Mission and Potrero Hill lies a neighborhood recently coined, "Mission Creek", in homage to the historic creek running below San Francisco. One mouth of the creek lies roughly underneath 17th and Bryant, in the heart of the Mission Creek neighborhood. Running from 16th to 23rd, between Potrero Avenue and South Van Ness, the Mission Creek neighborhood is home to an eclectic and growing mix of eateries, bars, salons, spas, healers, shopping, schools, business services, theaters, artists, entertainment and more. Merchants and residents are excited to continue building a sense of community in this area, through the promotion of events and the cultivation of green and communal spaces. A nascent merchant association encourages residents to think about the manifold advantages of supporting the various local, small businesses that make the Mission Creek area unique, while providing advocacy, networking and information to assist these companies.
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) is the unified voice of America’s more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.
NAWBO® is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 5000 members and 60 chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO® is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago empowers business owners to thrive through connection, resources and support. You will connect to decision-makers and build meaningful relationships, have access to business and procurement opportunities, and advance through collaboration, knowledge and best practices.
NAWBO Chicago propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power.
The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is a national, non-profit 501(c)6, membership organization of purchaser-led health care coalitions. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. NBCH seeks to accelerate the nation's progress towards safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population.
The National Cybersecurity Society (NCSS) is committed to improving the online safety and security of the small business community through education, awareness, and advocacy. The organization’s goal is to enable and empower small businesses to obtain cybersecurity services; assist them in understanding their cyber risk; and advise on the type of protection needed.
The NCSS is a community of technology and security professionals focused on helping small businesses stay safe online. The NCSS provides tools to assess the cybersecurity risk of the small business; provides cybersecurity education tailored to the needs of the small business owner; distributes threat information so business owners are more aware of their exposure to a cyber attack, and provides advice on the type of service needed to protect their small business.
The National Federal Contractors Association (NaFCA) is an advocacy organization that promotes and protects the rights of small federal contractors to operate and grow their businesses in fair and reasonable competition. NaFCA achieves governmental action favorable to small businesses by pooling the voices of its members to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people and communities they serve.
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of LGBT business community. With more than 370 certified businesses and growing, over 130 corporate partners, and 51 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.
The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce supports the development of entrepreneurship and innovation for Puerto Ricans, Hispanics, women and other minorities throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland by providing a comprehensive resource for incubating and growing business ideas, as well as representing the interests of those businesses in our national government.
The Native American Contractors Association (NACA) is a national native advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., and represents tribal, Alaska native corporations, and native Hawaiian organizations across the country. NACA seeks to protect the economic self-sufficiency of America's indigenous people that is enhanced through the participation of its members in the SBA 8(a) program. NACA's members represent and provide benefits for nearly 700,000 tribal members, Alaska natives, and native Hawaiians.
NCSB Progress provides a platform for small business leaders concerned that North Carolina’s historical role as a leader in Southern progress is being jeopardized. NCSB Progress helps small business leaders develop sustainable solutions to pressing issues in the state.
Nevada Microenterprise Initiative is a statewide nonprofit providing small business lending to start ups and business expansions for those who can not get traditional loans. The Nevada Women's Business Center provides entrepreneurship classes and one to one coaching to women and minorities wanting to start or grow their business. Nevada Microenterprise Initiative is a part of Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) in Van Nuys CA.
The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce (NMGCC) was founded in 2010 with the goal of promoting strong local economies fueled by New Mexico-owned, independent businesses. The NMGCC creates new opportunities for business by advocating on behalf of renewable energy, strengthening local economies and seizing the green business advantage. Together with its local chapters, the NMGCC is part of a coalition of businesses and organizations dedicated to building healthy economies in New Mexico’s diverse communities. NMGCC members believe in investing in people, creating long-term profits and protecting our air, land and water.
The New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents and advocates for Hispanic businesses in New York City in a cohesive and collective manner. The organization works with new entrepreneurs, growing businesses, revitalize established businesses and students to assure the success of Hispanic businesses and the community they serve. The NYCHCC works to elevate its community to greater heights by offering membership benefits that serves a mutually beneficial purpose, including giving members access to all networking events to help grow their business or organization.
The North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization, 501(c)(6), devoted to promoting the advancement and economic development of Hispanic businesses and professionals in the North Carolina region. We accomplish this through hosting educational programs, and a broad range of services and special events.
North Carolina Small Business Progress - NCSB Progress
NCSB Progress provides a platform for small business leaders concerned that North Carolina’s historical role as a leader in Southern progress is being jeopardized. NCSB Progress helps small business leaders develop sustainable solutions to pressing issues in the state.
North County Incorporated is an economic and community development advocacy not for profit organization serving the North St. Louis County community since 1977. We build business, civic and community partnerships to collaboratively work on education, healthcare, economic development and transportation concerns that impact the residential and business climate of the region.
The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA) is a 30-year old trade association whose mission is promoting the vitality, diversity and prosperity of independent bookselling as essential to the life of our communities and crucial to the dissemination of ideas in our society. We provide members with a variety of educational workshops, marketing materials, and networking opportunities while advocating for fairness in the retail marketplace and touting the economic and qualitative benefits of supporting locally-owned businesses in one's community.
The Northern California Small Business Development Center Network is one of five regions providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance needed to become successful in today's challenging economic climate. Direct and personalized technical assistance is provided to small business owners through professional consulting, supplemented by low-cost or free seminars and conferences. These services are delivered throughout Northern California via an extensive network of eighteen Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).
Our local SBDC provides comprehensive business guidance on most business issues including; best practices for small businesses, business plan development, start-up basics, financing, procurement & contracting opportunities, regulatory compliance, money management, international trade, and manufacturing assistance.
Our one-on-one advising is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, GO-Biz out of the Governors Economic Development Office, and local partners and is offered at no cost to the client.
The Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce (OAACC) was established in 2003. It is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, represent and support the interests of the business community in Oakland. It does so by creating a favorable business environment; supporting the development of business; and by promoting Oakland as a global business hub.
The OAACC provides a number of services for its 400 plus business associates and members including legal services, dispute resolution, receiving foreign business delegations and sending delegates abroad, organizing trade fairs and economic forums, organizing training programs for entrepreneurs, serving business groups and councils, providing banking and financial services, business matching services, access to updated research and numerous reports, and other services that meet and assist associates and members to network and grow, thereby enhancing the investment environment in Oakland.
Comprehensive business management and education services. Free, confidential, in-depth, one-on-one counseling and low- or no-cost training.
Operation HOPE, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that seeks to make free enterprise work for everyone through the concept of the silver rights movement. Since 1992, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.5 million individuals and directed $1.8 billion in private capital to America's low-wealth communities through their work as a nonprofit private banker for the working poor, the underserved and struggling middle class. With more than 22,000 volunteers, Operation HOPE provides best-in-class financial literacy empowerment for youth and financial capability for communities in 300+ U.S. cities as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.
Oregon Micro Enterprise Network
The Oregon Microenterprise Network (OMEN) is the State Association of micro business development organizations and practitioners. Founded in 1998, OMEN's mission is to represent and build the capacity and quality of service providers targeting micro businesses and other entrepreneurs. OMEN members include micro enterprise development organizations, chambers of commerce, economic development partners, financial institutions, state and local government agencies, universities, micro lenders, and small business development centers. OMEN and its members prioritize efforts to strengthen and increase opportunities for micro businesses and entrepreneurs who are economically disadvantaged and geographically diverse.
Oregon Small Business for Responsible Leadership (OSBRL) is a nonpartisan advocacy organization committed to the creation, promotion and preservation of small business that is beneficial to Oregon communities. OSBRL believes that small business is an active and influential advocate for successful economic, political and social working frameworks, and partners with responsible leadership, policy makers and key stakeholders to identify issues critical to small business. Recognizing that small businesses and their employees are the primary contributors to long-term economic vitality and stable social structures, OSBRL seeks to preserve and promote a climate where the entrepreneurial spirit of small business and the socially responsible practices of corporations of all sizes will flourish. OBSRL strives to identify and implement equitable solutions that strengthen Oregon communities.
Founded in 1998, Pacific Community Ventures creates jobs and economic opportunity in lower-income communities through the direct support of small businesses as well as by advocating for systemic change to increase investment in these vulnerable communities. We accomplish this mission through our unique programmatic ecosystem: capital, advice, impact assessment and research & policy. Together our initiatives catalyze community wealth in an effective and self-reinforcing model for lasting positive economic change.
Plexus is the LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce for Northeast Ohio. Plexus is Ohio’s only affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Plexus serves the LGBT business community and its allies by advocating for workplace equality, providing proactive business development and connecting members to diverse suppliers and markets. Plexus stakeholders include LGBT business owners, LGBT & ally professionals, nonprofits, corporations and civic leaders.
Project Equity is a nonprofit organization that helps retiring business owners understand and implement the business succession option of selling to their employees. Employee ownership is a way for retiring owners to leave a lasting legacy with their employees and their communities. With only 15% of business owners having succession plans, this is an incredibly important issue for owners who want to see the legacy of their business continue. Project Equity offers regular webinars and free consultations for businesses that want to learn more, and supports businesses through a transition to employee ownership through hands-on consulting, connection to resources and direct support.
The Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RHCC) is a membership driven non-profit organization. The RHCC is comprised of small business owners, corporate representatives, community leaders, and association members representing various professions. With over 300 members and a database of over 17,000 subscribers, the RHCC is on a steadfast trajectory of growth placing it among the state’s fastest growing minority chambers in the state of California.
The Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-Op & Green Business Chamber brings together community leaders, independent business owners, government officials and social innovators to build a thriving sustainable local community. We believe the best way to create local jobs and economic recovery is supporting and growing locally owned businesses. We provide the tools and resources to bring this new chamber of commerce model into our community.
The Resurrection Project’s mission is to build relationships and challenge individuals to act on their faith and values by creating community ownership, building community wealth, and serving as stewards of community assets.
The Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce is an organization servicing Riverside County by providing innovative tools and resources for businesses to succeed and fostering relationships with other organizations that provide additional value to their membership. The chamber's mission is to empower African-American & minority entrepreneurs and small business owners to be successful in commerce.
The Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) is a non-profit business association that was formed in 1981 by a group of downtown business owners and stakeholders in Riverside, CA to improve downtown. RDP manages the downtown Business Improvement District that was created in 1986 with particular focus on promotion of downtown as a destination for residents and visitors, events to draw people to downtown businesses, and safety and security programs. RDP works closely with downtown businesses and stakeholders to share information on topics and issues of importance to businesses owners and downtown.
The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce works to promote networking within the gay and lesbian business community and its supporters and to connect those who want to market to and do business with the LGBT community. RCC works to enhance the awareness of LGBT political and social issues and encourage involvement in charitable causes. The Rainbow Chamber works to create a strong, prosperous Sacramento business community by supporting our members in building their businesses and by supporting business-positive and inclusive policies and leaders.
The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network provides “No Cost" support to entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to start and/or grow through our four locations in Carlsbad (North San Diego), National City (South San Diego), University of San Diego (Innovation Center) and El Centro (Imperial Valley). The SBDC's top priority is to empower small business creation and growth to achieve job creation and retention, capital investments, and dynamic innovation that improves the quality of life in San Diego and Imperial Counties. With over 1,000 centers nationwide, the SBDC is the largest business assistance organization in the United States.
The San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is the only U.S. Chamber of Commerce accredited organization in San Diego County. It works to build vibrant communities through stronger commerce and strives to be a recognized and respected advisor, partner and advocate for business. The San Diego North Chamber of Commerce forages collaborative relationships between its members, vendors, other business groups and community members, and is committed to being an initiator of action, catalyst for change and a proactive, integral part of solutions for business in the area. Knowledge of issues, member needs and community interests is at the core of the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce’s product and service offerings.
La iniciativa del este de los angeles del SBDC, presta asesoría gratuita y en español para personas que tengan un negocio o que quieran comenzar uno. The SBDC East LA Initiative provides free advising for business owners and entrepreneurs. Loans, social media, human resources, import/export, government contracting.
SCORE is the volunteer Arm of the SBA offering free and confidential advise to small business start-ups and existing business. Membership is made up of existing and former business leaders as well as entrepreneurs who offer their experiences to help the next generation succeed.
SCORE is the volunteer arm of the Small Business Administration where business leaders and entrepreneurs offer free and confidential advice to small business start-ups and existing businesses.
The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting economic vitality, advancing opportunity and advocating for business interests in its community.
The Short North Alliance is a non-profit organization that serves both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District. Their mission is to nurture the Short North Arts District as a vibrant and balanced residential, cultural and business community and as a regional and national destination through: advocacy; public realm improvements; arts and cultural community engagement, creative marketing and programming; and fundraising.
The Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN) is an organizational development group with a network of 200 members and a focus on public policy, providing immediate influence for nonprofits within key government and foundation arenas. The SVCN convenes the nonprofit voice to focus on health and human service public policy issues, ensuring the nonprofit sector's voice is heard by advocating on behalf of them and educating policy makers on the importance of the nonprofit sector.
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy.
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is a 501c(4) advocacy, research, training and networking organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. SBE Council works to educate elected officials, policymakers, business leaders and the public about key policies that enable business start-up and growth. Through advocacy, research, media outreach, training and education, SBE Council members and staff convey the importance of entrepreneurship to job creation, innovation, economic growth and U.S. competitiveness. SBE Council is viewed as one of the most powerful and effective organizations dedicated to protecting small business, and promoting entrepreneurship.
Small Business California (SB-CAL) is a proactive, non-partisan business advocacy organization whose only agenda is the well being of California small businesses. Working for all California small businesses for a better business environment. SB-Cal is responsive to the needs of California small business owners.
Small Business for a Healthy Connecticut (SBHC) advocates on behalf of Connecticut small businesses for quality, affordable and accessible healthcare options, and serves as an information resource for small business on business and health policies matters.
SomerCor 504, Inc. is a non-profit development company certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to originate SBA 504 loans in the State of Illinois. Since its inception in 1992, SomerCor has grown to be one of the premier mission-driven small business lenders in the Chicagoland area and expanded its offerings beyond the SBA 504 program. SomerCor is a SBA Community Advantage lender in partnership with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative offering loans between $50,000 - $250,000. SomerCor is also the administrator for the City of Chicago's Small Business Improvement Fund program. SomerCor prides itself in being an integral component to the small business ecosystem in Chicagoland and will happily refer businesses to other resource providers when they aren't the right fit.
The South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers assistance and support to entrepreneurs in Arapahoe, Douglas and South Jefferson counties. The center works with small business owners at all stages of business, whether they have an idea and are considering starting a business, have just started their business, or have been operating for an extended period of time. It provides a number of services and resources to help entrepreneurs start and run their company.
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) is the largest nonprofit minority business advocacy organization in the region, representing the interests of more than 600,000 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), serving nearly 1,700 SCMSDC-Certified MBEs and 300 corporate members throughout a 13-county service area.
Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce promotes local businesses to the more than 170,000 residents of Spring Valley, Nev., by offering mixers, referrals, and other benefits.
The St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center supports entrepreneurship in the St. Louis urban area by providing classes, business coaching, loan packaging and education on Empowerment Zone tax credits.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy local economy and improve the quality of life in the St. Marys area.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce exists to promote agriculture, business, and commerce throughout the St. Marys area by sponsoring and leading programs or efforts aimed at expanding and strengthening the area's economic base, increasing job opportunities, and providing a medium through which both the agricultural and commercial communities can unite to optimize the area business climate.
Through a collaboration with Stanford GSB Executive Education, LBAN (Latino Business Action Network 501c3) offers a custom, nationally available 6-week online education course for business leaders interested in building highly scalable companies. The program provides them with the knowledge, skills, mentors, and access to capital they need to become successful. The online program is based on a course developed by Stanford GSB professors Huggy Rao and Bob Sutton, internationally recognized experts in scaling businesses.
At Start Small Think Big (Start Small), we believe that access to high-quality legal, financial management, and marketing services is an essential part of starting or growing a successful small business, especially for small businesses owners who are currently lower income. We are a nonprofit organization that focuses on pairing entrepreneurs positioned to grow their businesses with top pro bono attorneys and financial and marketing experts. Our thoughtful and highly curated blend of one-on-one legal, financial management, and marketing services equips businesses with a solid foundation on which to create jobs and build wealth through entrepreneurship.
Start Small focuses on providing access to legal, financial management, and marketing services to small business owners who typically would not be able to afford these services on their own. We work exclusively with low- to moderate-income business owners and use a rigorous assessment process to ensure they are poised for growth and committed to their business. Typically, this means that the business is already operating, has customers and can demonstrate market demand. We build strong foundations for business success. Most entrepreneurs are not legal, financial management or marketing expertsthats where Start Small comes in. Our services are critical when the demands of a growing business begin to stretch the skill set of the entrepreneur. Our services raise their skill level, enabling them to take their business to the next stage.
As a not-for-profit organization for over 25 years, The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC-NJ) has become the voice of the 70,0000 Hispanic Owned businesses that contribute over $10 Billion to the State’s economy. SHCC-NJ is a voluntary membership network of individuals, businesses, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and professional business associations across New Jersey. Our mission is to promote the continued growth and development of New Jersey businesses.
Success Training Institute
Success Training Institute is a small business consulting / training / research service. 25 professional business advisers are on staff to provide expert advice, coaching and the tools of success to entrepreneurs through focused, results-oriented consulting engagements, training's, and access to a multitude of business resources. Thanks to the experience, knowledge & wisdom of our Mentors / Coaching professionals, we have help thousands of small businesses Start, Grow and Manage their business to Success.
SunDown Group is a non-profit that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors, mentor,s, and talent through its business pitch events, educational programs, ask an expert network, job board, microlending platform and its early stage capital fund.
Sunshine Enterprises exists to help cultivate flourishing communities through empowering local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, build sustainable lives for their families, and create new pathways to long-term economic self-sufficiency. We do this through providing training, coaching, and resources for business management and development.
The Alliance for Business Leadership is a nonpartisan alliance of entrepreneurs, CEO’s, business leaders and investors who are committed to building an economy that supports long-term economic growth and prosperity for all. The Alliance strives to redefine and revitalize the role of business leadership in society by working with its businesses, peers and policymakers to engage the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of business. The Alliance believes that effective government and public policy are critical to creating a sustainable economy in which business can flourish, and works to create lasting solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.
The Diva Movement provides resources, tools, information and support to women leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. Our supportive network empowers, motivates and inspires ordinary women to live extraordinary lives. The Diva Movement is changing the way women connect!
The Jonas Project focuses on growing veteran-owned business opportunities by collaborating with partners throughout the community, city and state to provide financial assistance and support for veterans who return home with a new vision for their lives – being an entrepreneur.
The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of Black economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources, education, and initiatives, we support Black chambers of commerce and business leagues in their work to develop and grow Black enterprises. We are an economic force and represent a powerful constituency. There are 1.9 million privately held Black-owned businesses across every industry sector in the United States, employing over 921, 032 persons and generating $137.5 billion in annual revenue.
TiE Rockies supports entrepreneurs in the entire Front Range through its award-winning mentoring program, education and networking.
The TAACC advocates and promotes the economic growth and development of African American owned businesses by focusing on the development of business opportunities, business alliances, and legislative advocacy.
The Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making Tompkins County a great place to live and work. Its mission is to advocate for the free enterprise system and sound economic development, foster success its members and promote a high quality of life for all Tompkins County residents. With over 700 active members, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is a progressive, forward-thinking organization that serves as the voice of Tompkins County businesses. The Chamber works to forge links between and among business and government, community organizations, local residents and institutions and provides its membership with professional development programs and extensive networking opportunities.
The Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to support, improve, and promote existing and new business. We do this by providing services, information and programs that enable our member businesses to be successful. We achieve this through shared resources such as networking, communication, small business development, demographic information, providing seminars and training.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1979 and is the largest Hispanic business association in the country. It represents the interests of nearly 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses that combine to generate more than $400 billion annually. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of the nation’s Hispanic entrepreneurs and serves as an umbrella organization to 200 local chambers and business organizations in the United States and Puerto Rico. The USHCC’s mission is to foster economic development and to create sustainable prosperity for the benefit of American society.
The Urban Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African American businesses in the Las Vegas community. The Urban Chamber of Commerce actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its members through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance and marketing.
The Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) is a business advocacy organization based in Sherman Oaks that represents employers throughout the Los Angeles County region at the local, state and federal levels of government.
VEDC is a leading non-profit small business lender that is changing the way small business lending is done by making it more available and impactful. With a growing footprint, VEDC has lent $380 million in direct and guaranteed loans to over 104,000 small businesses and created more than 28,000 new jobs. VEDC’s mission, as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is to help create jobs and promote small business development in under-served communities. The organization provides loans and micro-financing options to small businesses, particularly those owned by women and minorities, that don’t qualify for traditional financing. VEDC’s expanding portfolio is composed of community-based loan funds in California, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and New York.
The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists veteran business owners, service disabled veteran owned businesses and military business owners.
The Veterans Business Resource Center assists military members, Veterans, National Guard, Reservists and their immediate families with startup and expansion of small businesses in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and southern Illinois. The Center helps transition military skills into small business success.
The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce (VACC) is a non-profit organization that promotes commerce in local Virginia markets and helps its membership expand and grow their businesses by connecting mainstream businesses with other Asian businesses. As a business advocacy organization, the VACC works on behalf of more than 44,500 Asian American companies in Virginia, in addition to those in Maryland, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, which employ more than 77,000 employees and create $8 billion dollars in revenue. The VACC works with local, state and federal government agencies while facilitating trade between the United States and Asia, and has statewide satellite offices in Chantilly, Central Virginia, Charlottesville and Newport News.
The Virginia Small Business Partnership serves as an advocacy body for the Virginia small business community by providing an opportunity for policymakers and small businesses to work together to help advance small business policies. Each year, they host the Virginia Small Business Summit, which provides a unique opportunity for small businesses to gather together and generate policy recommendations to help move Virginia forward.
The Washington State Microenterprise Association is an independent, non-profit organization that acts as a network of microenterprise organizations, professionals and advocates in the state of Washington. It's mission is to strengthen economic development systems that support the growth of strong and effective microenterprise development organizations through access to capital and micro-lending, job creation, business creation and expansion support and self-employment education and assistance, among other methods.
The Wisconsin Business Alliance is a non-partisan, nonprofit membership organization that represents business owners statewide, including small businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs and farm-based businesses as well as larger enterprises. Forged during the political upheavals of 2012, we hope to move past the partisan battles that have divided our state and guide the political conversation back to what's really best for the vast majority of Wisconsin's businesses.
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce works to create a fully inclusive state by promoting economic growth and opportunities among LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and corporations in Wisconsin. Representing its members, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce serves as the business advocate and the link between business and government in an effort to promote equality and fairness for all.
Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona
The Women’s Business Center of Southern Arizona, hosted by MAC since 2000, provides no cost business counseling and training to women entrepreneurs in the Southern Arizona community. Our mission is to educate, mentor and cultivate women entrepreneurs as they start and grow the initial phases of their businesses to create positive economic impact within our community.
Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio - a local, grassroots, non-profit organization based in Akron - focuses on the professional and core leadership development of women professionals. We are dedicated to helping women grow their skills set through either learning new skills at our workshops or meetings, or by taking a leadership position on a committee within the organization. Women’s Network members are committed to improving the companies and organizations that we work in and the communities in which we live.
Working Solutions is a 501c3 organization that provides San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to start or grow a successful business. We fund entrepreneurs with loans from $5,000 to $50,000 in all 9 Bay Area Counties and provide every business with business coaching, mentorship, and resources.
Youth Business USA is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to empowering young adult entrepreneurs (ages 18 to 29) from underserved communities. We launched our skysthelimit.org platform to connect our young entrepreneurs with the right business advisors & mentors nationwide.