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Wbc Resources Guide

  1. 1. Resources Guide for Women’s Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship • SBA Online – www.sba.gov • SBA’s Online Women’s Business Center – www.onlinewbc.org • Entrepreneur Magazine – www.entrepreneur.com • Wall Street Journal Start-Up Journal www.startupjournal.com • Business Owners Idea Café - www.businessownersideacafe.com • Capital Connection – www.capital-connection.com • Entrepreneurial Edge – edge.lowe.org • SBA Business Law –www.businesslaw.gov • Simplified Tax & Wage Reporting System – www.treas.gov/stawrs • Business Plans – www.bplans.com & www.businessplans.org • Tax Information – www.irs.gov • Council on Better Business Bureaus – www.bbb.org • CCH Business Owners Toolkit - http://www.toolkit.cch.com/ Financing • Community Business Partnership (CBP) / Business Finance Center 703-768-1440 www.cbponline.org • ECDC Enterprise Development Group (EDG) Formed in 1992, is a non-profit organization that provides microloans, technical assistance, training, and asset- building opportunities throughout the entire metropolitan area of Washington , D.C for largely low to moderate income individuals. A certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan Intermediary. 703-685-0510 http://www.enterprisedevelopmentgroup.org/ • Count Me In 212-691-6380 www.count-me-in.org • Active Capital www.activecapital.org • Business Finance: www.businessfinance.com • Springboard Enterprises: www.springboardenterprises.org • Technology Venture Toolbox: www.technologyventuretoolbox.com • US-SBA Loan Programs: www.sba.gov/financing • Venture Capital Financing: www.vfinance.com • Virginia Small Business Financing Authority Provides financial assistance to small business by providing loans, guarantees, insurance and other assistance. Targets the needs of businesses in Virginia which are not being met by other public or private sector programs. http://www.dba.state.va.us/financing/ • P.A.C.E Program. Providing Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs: Economically disadvantaged, Virginia business owners, must have MBE, DBE, WBE or SDB or 8(a) or Hubzone. Loan guarantees, interest rate write-downs and loan loss reserve fund. www.dmbe.state.va.us/loanguarantee.html Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. Resources Guide for Women’s Entrepreneurs International Markets • Asses your International Risk: www.assessyourinternationalrisk.org • Export Import Bank: www.exim.gov • Network of Export Assistance Centers: www.sba.gov/oit/export/useac.html • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC): www.opic.org • US Department of Commerce International Trade Information: www.trade.gov and www.export.gov • US-SBA Office of International Trade: www.sba.gov/oit Marketing • Bureau of Census – www.census.gov • Classification Systems NAICS and SIC – www.census.gov/naics • Demographic Research – www.demographic-research.org • Library of Congress – www.loc.gov • Lexus Nexus Online - www.lexusnexus.com • Mediafinder – www.mediafinder.com (to find magazines, newsletters, and mailing lists) • Associations Online – www.asaenet.org/gateway/GatewayHP.html • U.S. Chambers of Commerce Directory – www.uschamber.org/Chambers • American Business Women’s Association – http://www.abwa.org • Nat’l Association for Self Employed – www.nase.org • International Franchise Organization – www.franchise.org • Hoovers www.hoovers.com • Local library (different databases) Personnel Management • US Department of Labor (DOL): www.dol.gov • IRS Employment Taxes: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/content/0,,id=98942,00.html • Salary statistics: salary.monster.com • Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov • DOL’s Compliance Assistance: www.dol.gov/compliance • US-SBA Personnel Management Series: http://www.sba.gov/library/pubs.html Other Sources of Information within the Federal Government • U.S. Government –www.firstgov.gov • Women Entrepreneurship – www.women-21.gov • Fed Biz Opps – www.fedbizopps.gov • OSDBU List - www.sba.gov/GC/osdbu.html Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. Resources Guide for Women’s Entrepreneurs • U.S. Gov’t Printing Office –www.gpoaccess.gov • US Patent & Trademark Office – www.uspto.gov • US Copyright Office - www.copyright.gov Procurement and Certification • Central Contractor Registration: www.ccr.gov • Federal Offices of Small & Disadvantage Business Utilization: www.osdbu.gov • Govworks.gov: www.govworks.gov • National Business Owners Corporation: www.nwboc.org • US-SBA Contract Assistance for Women Business Owners: www.sba.gov/GC/indexprograms-cawbo.html • US-SBA Government Contracting and Business Development: www.sba.gov/gcbd • Women Biz: www.womenbiz.gov • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council: www.wbenc.org • Mason Enterprise / Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP): http://www.gmu.edu/gmu/PTAP/ • Doing Business with Virginia (eVA): http://www.eva.state.va.us • Doing Business with Fairfax County: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpsm • Virginia Women’s Business Enterprise Certification. Provides a process to accurately identify women-owned firms, and to maximize fairness in procurement practices within the government and private sectors. Certified businesses are listed via a WBE online directory and as a part of the state's new electronic purchasing portal managed by the Department of General Services - eVA. http://www.dba.state.va.us/mwbusinesses/wob.asp Registration and Taxes • Internal Revenue Services: www.irs.gov • Government of the Commonwealth of Virginia: www.virginia.org • Virginia Department of Business Assistance, offers a variety of value-added services to business and industry, including: workforce training, financing assistance, and an active visitation program to discover business and industry needs. www.dba.state.va.us Technical Assistance and Training • Community Business Partnership: www.cbponline.org • Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia: www.wbcnova.org • Mason Enterprise Center: http://www.masonenterprisecenter.org/ • Association of Women’s Business Centers: www.awbc.biz Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. Resources Guide for Women’s Entrepreneurs • National Business Incubation Association: www.nbia.org • Online Women’s Business Center: www.onlinewbc.gov • SCORE: www.score.org • Small Business Development Centers: www.sba.gov/sbdc • Women-21: www.women-21.gov Page 4 of 4