On this page you will find a list of organizations providing information that may be helpful for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.
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.
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 provides vertically integrated solutions to product development. For more information visit www.enventys.com
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 provides education and inspiration to independent and professional innovators. For more information visit www.inventorsdigest.com
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
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.
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.
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.
A website and nationally syndicated radio program directed to the nuts and bolts of entrepreneurship.
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.
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.