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, which connects qualified mentors who […]

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What Is the NY State Entrepreneurial Assistance Program?

The State of New York offers a wide array of programs to help women and minority owned business owners who wish to procure contracts with the state. Unfortunately for most start-ups, many of these programs are reserved for businesses that have a proven record of success — newly formed businesses or entrepreneurs typically don’t quality. […]

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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 States.   The BAA is […]

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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 that supports internships and educational […]

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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 inadvertently becoming involved in fraudulent […]

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