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Research has provided the following resources below. These independent companies are not affiliated with Exceed LLC, however the content, information and resources provided by these companies are beyond useful for entrepreneurs and business owners located within under-served communities
Let’s Sell to the World
More than a global marketplace for black owned businesses, we’re a movement to see social and economical justice globally.
Helping Each other
Directory of Black Owned Businesses & Organizations (DOBOBO™). This is an opportunity for you to expose your business to millions of people without much effort on your part. Every time someone searches our site there is a good chance they will see your business. Be it someone searched specifically for your business or in one of the categories your business is listed in. We are sure your experience will be enjoyable!
The Premiere Resource for Black Entrepreneurs
BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.
Business Resources for Black Business Owners
Committed to equal access for Black business owners
THE NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
Advancing business opportunities for Certified Minority Business Enterprises.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc ® (NMSDC®) is one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion dollar powerhouse, we’re committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity. We do this by matching our more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to our vast network of corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. Our corporate membership includes many of the largest public and privately-owned companies, as well healthcare companies, colleges and universities.
Additional Resources for Minorities
MBDA does not provide loans or grants to start or expand your business. The grants MBDA does provide are to organizations that operate MBDA's Minority Business Centers throughout the United States. These organizations provide business consulting, procurement matching and financial assistance to minority-owned firms.
BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (BBA)
Support for Black Businesses
Founded in 1970, the Black Business Association (BBA), headquartered in Los Angeles, the oldest active ethnic business organization in the state of California, has been committed to ensuring that African American and other diverse business owners benefit from our advocacy efforts to impact, improve and implement policy that improves access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the public and private sector, in addition to providing access to financial resources. The BBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
BLACK PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The following Black Professional Associations & Organizations hold a variety of networking events and professional development programs to bring like-minded African American professionals together.
Membership is great for meeting new people and continually learning. It’s also good for bolstering the credentials on your Resume and showing that you’re an active, engaged professional in your industry and community.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Help for Small Businesses
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.
SBA LEARNING CENTER
Free Business Courses
The SBA offers a variety of online courses to help you start and run your business.
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS.
NFIB is the voice of small business
Join NFIB, a member-driven organization advocating for small and independent business owners nationwide.
BLACK BUSINESS NEWS
The Black-Owned Business Directory and Blog!
We empower Black entrepreneurs and CEOs by promoting relevant news, success stories, and other valuable resources that stimulate entrepreneurship in African American communities.
Mentoring for Racial Equity Grant Program
Mentoring enables people to learn from one another, break down barriers and foster skills and knowledge that can propel individuals to future success. Each year, Chronus will grant one non-profit—with a mission centered around racial equity for Black, Indigenous and/or other communities of color—a three-year contract for Chronus mentoring software and standard services. This grant program aims to be an ally in the pursuit for racial equity and equality in the world in which we work and live.
YOGA MAT GRANT PROGRAM
We believe that everyone should be able to practice yoga. Unfortunately, not everyone can attend regular yoga classes. Incarceration, illness, and lack of funds, for example, can make it difficult — if not impossible — to access the benefits of this transformative practice.Our Mat Grant Program helps yoga teachers launch and sustain yoga outreach projects. We supply and ship free mats to yoga teachers leading classes that increase access to yoga in their local community.