USDA Supports Small Business with Over $9 Million in Loans & Grants

The USDA is investing more than $9 million in loans and grants for small businesses to help support growth and development. Learn more.

How much do you really know about the SBA?

The Small Business Administration can be an incredible resource for business owners, but first they need to know what the SBA has to offer. Learn the SBA’s history and what the organization does for small businesses.

Accion and ACE Recipients of CDFI Fund

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund awards for 2013 were announced on Sept 24.  The CDFI Fund awards annually grant to institutions that serve underserved, low-to-moderate-income communities. The companies that are considered for funding are certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), and specialize in this field. This year, the CDFI fund distributed awards totaling over $172 […]

“Where do I find a grant to start my woman owned business?”

All too often at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) we hear the question, “Where are the grants for women to start their businesses?” The answer: There are none.  No really, there are none.  If you find a grant for women starting a business, please post the information in the comments below, because in the […]

Financing from the Small Business Administration

What is the Small Business Administration? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), founded on July 30, 1953, consists of four main functions: Access to Capital, Entrepreneurial Development, Government Contracting, and Advocacy. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete […]

Non-Profits Need Access to Capital to Create Jobs Too

The non-profit sector has already created millions of jobs and has potential to add many more.   A study conducted by Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, and Stephanie L. Geller of Johns Hopkins University, showed that in 2010 the non-profit sector had a total of 10.7 million paid workers [*.pdf] coming close to other industries, such as manufacturing at 11.5 million workers. […]