Black-Owned Small Businesses
Programs for Black - Owned Businesses
Black Girl Ventures: The Black Girl Ventures offers guidance to Black/Brown women entrepreneurs in securing social and financial capital, there main focus is through the Black Girl Ventures Pitch a competition used to find funding and network. Check the BGV here
Small Disadvantaged Business Certification: Small businesses can register to federal contracts as a Small Disadvantaged Businesses. Eligibility applies for disadvantaged owners who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Criteria for this program can be found through the SBA
Black Chamber of Commerce of Wichita: The Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce office offers marketing services and networking events for Black-Owned Businesses, as well as offering updates of funding and programs offered to minority entrepreneurs.
Local Assistance: Talk with your city/county to find more programs or funding in your local area
7(a) Loans: SBA loan program that offers funding for small businesses for short or long-term capital, expenses, and could be used for real estate in a business purchase. Funding amounts are provided up to $5 million.
504 Loans: Long-term funding made for small businesses at a fixed rate up to $5 million. This program is allowed for the purchase or construction of existing buildings/land, long-term machinery or equipment and new facilities. 504 loans can be found through Certified Development Companies (CDCs) via the SBA.
Capital Access Center (CAC): The CAC, part of the Kansas SBDC, is a consulting service to small business owners needing Capital (Loans, Lines of Credit, etc) or that have "Ask a Banker" type of questions that they would feel more comfortable asking the experienced staff at the CAC vs asking their own bank.
8(a) Business Development Program: Federal program done to provide contracting and assistance for Small Disadvantaged Businesses and gives access to business development through training, consulting, marketing, and technical assistance.
SBA Mentor-Protege Program (MPP): The SBA program that allows small businesses to partner (protege) with an experienced business (mentor) to guide proteges through business development. Check for eligibility
HUBZones Program: Federal program to aid small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones. If eligible, small businesses are able to set-aside contracts made specifically for HUBZone business, as well as a 10% price evaluation preference to contract competitions.
Minority Business Development Agency: The MBDA helps provide customized business development and industry focused services to provide greater access to capital, contracts, and markets.
Start Small Think Big program: Start Small Think Big is a non-profit that aids small businesses through legal, financial, and marketing services. Start Small Think Big reaches out to all types of small businesses from minority-owned to veterans.
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From our Capital Access Center, the Streamlined Business Plan for Raising Funds is a 5-page document that covers the major items needed to complement Financial Projections when working with a Lender. You can find the Streamlined Business Plan Template & other helpful Loan resource tools at https://www.capitalaccesscenter.com/forms
Presenter: Randy Robinson, Regional Director, Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State University
Courtesy of Kansas SBDC
We will discuss financial statement topics like P&L, cash flow, financial projections, and other topics that you need to know about to better run your business and/or help prepare you in getting a business loan.
Presented by Dacia Clark
Courtesy of Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State
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Whether your small business has existed for years, or just recently started up, effective online marketing is critical. In this presentation, we will cover the fundamentals of utilizing and understanding social media for your business, Search Engine Optimization, the importance of a website, and your Google Business listing.
Presented by Mindy Lee
Courtesy of Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State
This eCommerce crash course outlines the website building platforms that can help you start an online business. Whether you want to turn your hobby or idea into a side hustle and put cash in your pocket, create a job for yourself, or start a small business, this webinar will show you the basics of selling online and get you off to a good start.
Presented by Emily Rishel
Courtesy of Kansas SBDC at Wichita State Video Length 0:59:30
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.