Entrepreneur  Resources

On this page you will find a list of organizations providing information that may be helpful for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.

Business.Gov

This website is the official business link to the U.S. government. Business.gov gives guidance through a maze of government rules and regulations providing access to services and resources helping businesses develop, grow and succeed.
www.business.usa.gov

Count Me In

Count Me In is the leading not-for-profit provider of micro loans and business resources for women entrepreneurs. Apply to the Make Mine a Million $ Business awards program to get the assistance to grow your micro business to a $million enterprise. For more information visit
www.countmein.org or  www.makemineamillion.org

Enventys

Enventys provides vertically integrated solutions to product development. For more information visit www.enventys.com

Everyday Edisons

Everyday Edisons a PBS television show, introduces viewers to the process of invention and help them understand how to take their own ideas to the next level. For more information visit www.everydayedisons.com

Inventors Digest

Inventors Digest provides education and inspiration to independent and professional innovators. For more information visit www.inventorsdigest.com

FastTrac ®

FastTrac is a practical, hands-on business development program designed to help the entrepreneur hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. FastTrac participants don’t just learn about business, they live it. They work on their own business ideas or ventures throughout the interactive program–moving their ventures to reality or new levels of growth. For more information visit www.fasttrac.org

 

Kauffman eVenturing

to high growth. The site provides original, relevant, practical “just-in-time” information, articles, and tools. Written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, and aggregates “the best of the best” content on the web related to starting and running high-impact companies. For more information visit www.eventuring.org 

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

MEP is a nationwide network of not-for-profit centers in over 400 locations nationwide, whose sole purpose is to provide small and medium sized manufacturers with the services they need to succeed. Centers are funded by federal, state, local and private resources to serve manufacturers. That makes it possible for even the smallest firms to tap into the expertise of knowledgeable manufacturing and business specialists all over the United States. These specialists are people who have had experience on manufacturing floors and in plant operations. For more information visit www.mep.nist.gov.

SCORE ®

The SCORE Association (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. There are more than 10,500 SCORE volunteers in 389 chapter locations who assist small businesses with business counseling and training. SCORE also operate an active online counseling initiative.
www.score.org

Small Business TV

Small Business TV is a video news and information destination site for America’s small business community. Their commitment is to provide small business owners with the resources and tools to manage, grow and protect their ventures. For more information visit www.sbtv.com.

StartupNation ®

A website and nationally syndicated radio program directed to the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship.
www.startupnation.com

United Inventors Association (UIA)

United Inventors Association is resource for inventors/entrepreneurs seeking help in bringing inventions from garage to market. An educational non-profit delivering expert advice, product evaluations, patent searches, news and opportunities. For more information visit www.uiausa.com.

 

United States Small Business Administration

The SBA provides small business counseling and training through a variety of programs and resource partners located strategically throughout the U.S.
www.sba.gov

Women’s Leadership Exchange ®

The WLE mission is to provide the knowledge, the tools and the connections women need to be successful in their own businesses, the corporate world and the not-for-profit environment. For more information, go to www.womensleadershipexchange.com.