Strategy #8: Think and Act Entrepreneurially


Organizations that help African American and minority entrepreneurs or general organizations that help entrepreneurs

Name of Organization: ISBA Inc.
Name of Program: N/A
Stage: College/Adult
Scope: National
Subject: Social/Scholastic/Professional
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: a listing of 100% Black-Owned websites and resources.
Website: http://www.ibsa-inc.org/
Name of Organization: National Alliance of Market Developers
Name of Program: N/A
Stage: College/Adult
Scope: National
Subject: Social/Scholastic/Professional
Specificity: Ethnic-based
Description: develop and foster business growth for African-Americans and other ethnic groups by serving as a conduit for learning, teaching and networking for success. We seek to cultivate those aspects of the Black experience that can produce results for both our constituency, community and institutions, both private and public.
Website: http://www.namdntl.org/about.html
Name of Organization: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
General
Description:
An independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Website:
http://www.sba.gov/

Name of Organization:
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
General
Description:
A nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Website:
http://www.score.org/index.html

Name of Organization:
Small Business Development Center (SBDCs)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
General
Description:
Provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of Entrepreneurial Development’s network of training and counseling services.
Website:
http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/sbdc/index.html
Name of Organization: Women’s Business Centers (WBCs)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
General, Gender specific
Description:
To establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories.  Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.
Website:
http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/onlinewbc/index.html

Name of Organization:
Chamber of Commerce
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
General
Description:
To help keep you informed as a savvy and knowledgeable consumer. The web site contains information for consumers regarding what to look for to avoid being a victim of fraud, how to avoid problems and make better buying decisions.
Website:
http://www.chamberofcommerce.com/public/index.cfm

Name of Organization:
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
Gender specific
Description:
The nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC works with representatives of corporations to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier/vendor diversity programs.
Website:
http://www.wbenc.org/

Name of Organization:
The Partnership
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Professional/Industry
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
We’re introducing new ideas to the national debate; helping individuals become workplace leaders; and engaging CEOs in best practices that open the doors to the advancement of professionals of color.
Website:
http://www.thepartnershipinc.org/
Name of Organization: Project Great Potential
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
Provides access to capital, building capacity, business education and economic development opportunities to high-potential, minority entrepreneurs. Through portfolios of business-acceleration initiatives, TEC seeks to better position minority enterprises to compete in the local, regional, and global economies.
Website:
http://www.theenterprisecenter.com/edu/pgp.php

Name of Organization:
National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Professional/Industry
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
The financial industry association for private equity firms that invest in an ethnically diverse marketplace. NAIC member companies invest in privately held businesses that have a high probability of growth and the ability to generate significant returns for investors and shareholders.
Website:
http://www.naicvc.com

Name of Organization:
New American Alliance
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Professional/Industry
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
A 501(c)(6) organization of American Latino business leaders committed to leading the process of Latino empowerment and wealth-building by expanding the forms of capital most crucial for economic advancement, including economic capital, political capital, human capital, and philanthropy.
Website:
http://www.naaonline.org

Name of Organization:
Black Enterprise
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (All ages) College/Young Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Scholastic
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
Is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.
Website:
http://blackenterprise.com/

Name of Organization:
The Marathon Club
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Industry
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
A partnership among The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), and New America Alliance (NAA), The Marathon Club is focused on increasing the availability and investment of private equity capital into enterprises that have significant minority ownership and management participation. In support of this objective, The Marathon Club provides education, professional development and networking opportunities to motivated individuals designed to increase the supply of high quality deals and the number of institutional deal financings within the Emerging Domestic Market (EDM).
Website:
http://www.themarathonclub.org/

Name of Organization:
Leadership Education and Development (LEAD)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (High School Juniors and Seniors) College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Scholastic
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
A national partnership of America’s top corporations and business schools, the Leadership Education and Development Program in Business (LEAD) is at the forefront of building a talented and diverse workforce ready for the business environment. By encouraging outstanding high school juniors from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in business, LEAD is inspiring a new generation of business leaders.
Website:
http://www.leadnational.org/index.html
Name of Organization: Global Entrepreneurship Week USA
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (All ages) College/Young Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Scholastic
Specificity:
General
Description:
A global initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation, imagination, and creativity.
Website:
http://www.unleashingideas.org/
Name of Organization: National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Name of Program:
No Particular Title
Stage:
Youth (All ages) College/Young Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Community/Professional/Scholastic
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
Helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity.
Website:
http://www.nfte.com/

Name of Organization:
The National Black Business Council
Name of Program:
No Title
Stage:
College/Young Adults/Adults
Scope:
National
Subject:
Professional
Specificity:
Ethnic-based
Description:
dedicated to the creation and advancement of African American and minority owned businesses by creating and supporting programs that will close the economic and digital divides between minority and majority businesses.
Website:
http://www.nbbc.org