Starting your own minority business has rewards beyond the financial, with pride in ownership and self-sufficiency that has made America a beacon of opportunity for people around the world.
Millions have done it. No reason you can't ...
As the number of
minority business grows, so do the money grants and government
funding to help African-Americans, Hispanics, Native and Asian
Americans make their dreams of business ownership a reality.
to the latest statistics, minorities own 15.1% of all U.S. businesses,
or more than 3 million firms, and 99% of these firms are small
businesses accounting for $591
billion in revenues.
minority entrepreneurs new to starting up a business, programs
exist at the local, state and federal level including non-profit
economic development organizations that may help you through the
loan process, provide legal help, or even provide mentors who
have already built a successful minority business in your area.
Web, find a wealth of information focusing on how to create a
business plan, learn how to market and advertise, join a related
organization or association, and other helpful tips and advice
especially focused on empowering a minority business ...
More about minority small business help around the Web:
Minority Business Development
- Find tools and resources with free registration, or just browse around
for lots of online info about starting up, financing, and managing
a small minority business, plus featured topics, success stories
and archived studies.
Minority Owned Businesses
- This is the U.S. Small Business Administration's guide to minority start-ups
offering comprehensive info on the basics, finance, grants and loans, training programs and more specifically geared to minority business entrepreneurs.
6 Capital Funding Sources for Minority Businesses - Check out good insider tips from Inc.com on creative financing, including grants and government funding, help from local chambers of commerce and national associations, and lots of related resources.
online version of the print magazine offers a ton of practical
information on business plans, starting up, funding, management,
with more on franchising, federal assistance, and links to related
organizations and associations.