WOMEN, MINORITIES, TRIBES AND VETERANS
- African American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Milwaukee – The Chamber promotes the creation, growth, innovation and sustainability of small businesses in the Milwaukee community.
- American Indian Chamber of Commerce – THE AICCW promotes economic development in Wisconsin Indian Country through directed service delivery to American Indian entrepreneurs. The First American Capital Corporation (FACC) performs business development activities that benefit Wisconsin’s Indian Country by increasing access to capital.
- Doyenne Group – The Doyenne Group tells the stories of women entrepreneurs, builds the network within the community, develops the entrepreneurs and funds the ventures.
- Marketplace and the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development – This annual conference is the state’s premier event for Minority Business Enterprises to share ideas to generate and foster the growth of minority businesses.
- Minority Business Development Revolving Loan Fund – The MRLF is designed to support minority business development through business creation, business expansion and minority community business attraction. This is accomplished through direct grant assistance to qualifying minority business associations in Wisconsin for Revolving Loan Funds and administrative assistance.
- Springboard Enterprises – Venture catalyst that works to build women-led business nationally. It has roots in Wisconsin through co-founder Kay Koplovitz and successful women-led businesses in the region.
- State-Tribal Consultation Initiative – Nearly all of the agencies in the Governor’s Cabinet have drafted policies which establish a framework for interaction with tribes.
- Wisconsin Department of Administration Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBE) and Disabled Veteran Business (DVB) Development – The Wisconsin Department of Administration Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program – Business Certifications is designed to generate and foster the growth of minority businesses in the State of Wisconsin. The program provides consultation and services to minority business owners, entrepreneurs and resource organizations.
- Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) – WWBIC, with offices in Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha, offers pre-loan business assistance and micro-loans to small businesses having difficulty obtaining bank financing. This financing is not limited to women-owned businesses. The maximum loan amount is $100,000. For more information, visit the website or contact email@example.com.
- Women’s Business Centers in Wisconsin
- Bunker Labs – The Bunker is a program built by veteran entrepreneurs for veteran entrepreneurs with a goal of launching and accelerating veteran-owned businesses.
- Minority Business Development Agency – U.S. Dept. of Commerce – Minority business networks, initiatives, applications.
- National Association of Women Business Owners – Resources and networking for women-owned businesses.
- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development – The NCAIED assists American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development.
- National Minority Supplier Development Council – NMSDC is a membership organization that provides links between corporate America and minority-owned businesses.
- Office of Women’s Business Ownership through the U.S. Small Business Administration – This program offers advocacy, outreach, education and support to enable and empower women entrepreneurs.
- Patriot Boot Camp – Offers resources to military veterans and spouses to build technology companies.
- SCORE – Veteran Entrepreneurs – Resources and links for the veteran entrepreneur.
- SCORE – Women Entrepreneurs – Website with a vast collection of resources and links for women in business.
- The National Veterans Business Development Corporation – The nation’s leading third party authority for certification
of veteran owned businesses of all sizes and the corporations wanting to engage them.
- U.S. Small Business Administration – Contracting Support for Women-Owned Small Businesses – Assistance for women owned business selling to the government.
- Veterans Business Outreach Program through the U.S. Small Business Administration – Provides entrepreneurial development services and resources such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – Membership organization providing networking, referrals and links for women-owned business.
- Women’s e-Commerce Association, International (WECAI) – The WECAI is a network of organizations, tools and resources to “help women do business on and off the web”.