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Women entrepreneurs discuss crowdfunding

Crowdfunding: A Viable Source of Capital for Women Entrepreneurs

Historically, access to capital is a greater challenge for woman and minority owned businesses than it is for businesses owned by non-minorities and/or males. Woman and minority business owners, for example, are less likely to qualify for traditional financing, and when they do, they receive smaller loans at higher interest

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What Is the Florida Supplier Diversity Exchange?

Like many states in the U.S., Florida has established goals for the utilization of disadvantaged business enterprises in the state. Overseen by the Office of Supplier Diversity, the Florida  program seeks to increase participation by woman, minority and veteran owned businesses in government contracts through a certification process similar to

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Two minority business owners shake hands over an agreement for the mentor-protege program

Need Guidance? Apply for the NYS MWBE Mentor-Protege Program

Like all entrepreneurs, minority and women business owners can benefit from on-the-job training in their field. But finding a mentor who is willing and able to provide that kind of learning can be challenging, especially for MWBEs. That’s one reason why the State of New York established the Mentor-Protege Program,

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Black man preparing a proposal for MBDA

MBDA Offering $11.65 Million to Benefit Minority-Owned Businesses

The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has issued a call for proposals for projects that will have a positive impact on minority-owned businesses and the communities they serve. The Broad Agency Announcement issued June 12, 2018, promises up to $11.65 million in grant funding for projects across the United

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What Is the DOT Women and Girls Initiative?

The U.S. Department of Transportation offers a number of programs to help disadvantaged business enterprises grow and thrive. Among them are programs for minority and women owned businesses, as well as businesses owned by the disabled and veterans. Additionally, since 2010 the DOT has maintained a Women and Girls Initiative

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Adhering to DBE Law Is Crucial for MWBEs

As with any government program, state programs for disadvantaged business enterprises, or DBEs, are vulnerable to fraud and abuse. What’s more, even ethical, law-abiding contractors can get caught in the crosshairs of state, local and federal enforcement agencies if they fail to adhere to DBE law. To protect yourself from

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