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Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho
celebrates, and preserves Latino arts, heritage, culture and values.
Idaho Commission on Hispanic
Providing services to the Hispanic Community and serving as a liaison
between the community and government entities. Working toward economic,
educational, and social equality, the Commission identifies and monitors
programs and legislation, and researches problems and issues facing
Idaho's Hispanic community. The Commission identifies solutions and
provides recommendations to the governor, legislature, and other
organizations concerning issues facing the State's Hispanic population.
Idaho Inclusiveness Coalition
Charged with developing and implementing strategies for creating inclusive
communities in Idaho. Includes an African-American Business Directory
(under "Resource Center").
MicroEnterprise Training &
Nonprofit provider of direct and supportive small business assistance to
new Americans, women, minorities, and other low- to moderate-income
entrepreneurs in southwest and south central Idaho.
Mujeres Unidas de Idaho
MUI brings Latinas in Idaho together to examine and take action on issues
affecting our communities. MUI develops new Latina leaders in our
communities so each new leader takes an active role in society. MUI values
the power of every woman and believes all women should be valued equally.
Latino Economic and Development
LEAD’s mission is to assist Latino entrepreneurs with expert tools for
successful business start-up or expansion leading to increased economic
opportunities and participation in eastern Idaho’s economy.
NAACP - Treasure Valley
As a non-profit organization, all officers and executive committee
members at the local and conference level, work on a volunteer basis to
defend those who cannot defend themselves. Our primary purpose is to
address civil rights complaints filed by everyday citizens.
Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO): Boise Chapter
entrepreneurs into economic, social, and political spheres of power
worldwide. The resounding success of women business owners makes them the
fastest growing segment of American business. NAWBO is the only dues-based
national organization representing the interests of all women
entrepreneurs in all industries. It currently has over 8,000 members in
more than 80 chapters.
National Association of Women in Construction
(NAWIC) Boise Chapter 245
Its core purpose is to enhance the
success of women in the construction industry.
of Native American Business & Entrepreneurial Network (ONABEN)
non-profit Native American Business Network created by Northwest Indian Tribes to increase the success of private
businesses owned by Native Americans. ONABEN offers training and support
focused on developing entrepreneurship in Indian communities.
River Basin Business Association, Inc. (SRBBA) Supports Native American small businesses, Native entrepreneurs and a
strong reservation economy on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
National Minority & Women
Business Enterprise Resources
African American Business Link
African American Business Link offers a business directory, online catalog
shopping, and a complete line of Web publishing and communication products
that link businesses, consumers, manufacturers and vendors -- both African
American and others. Learn how you can
advertise, display and sell
products, services and information to this diverse readership with a
listing, home page or web site. We're located in Washington's Puget Sound
region, but we want to help you do business all over the world.
Asian Women in Business
not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1995 to assist Asian
women to realize their entrepreneurial potential. AWIB fills a vital need
for women who need information, education and networking opportunities to
start or expand their businesses.
Center for Women's Business Research
Premier source of knowledge about women
business owners and their enterprises worldwide.
Online resource hub for multicultural businesses.
Business News Magazine for Hispanic Professionals, Executives, and
Business Owners – Information on U.S. Hispanic Economic Market, Media,
and Demographics – Hispanic Business Directory – Finance – and
Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE)
A bimonthly publication for and about minority and women business
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
and supports the advancement and employment of women in the construction
National Center for American Indian
mission is “To develop and expand an American Indian private sector
which employs Indian labor, increases the number of tribal and
individual Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves
reservation communities, by establishing business relationships between
Indian enterprises and private industry.” Includes links to Native American Business Development Centers.
Indian Country's business
news and social network.
Native American Indian
Business Development Web portal working in conjunction with NCAIED.
The web portal works to facilitate a sustainable economic
development within American Indian and Alaska Native communities
through linking NCAIED, federal agencies, educational institutions,
organizations, and other business and informational resources
through a single web portal. Through this website, you can search
for specific resources for business development and other resources,
browse through publications on economic development, and catch up on
what's new that affect Native businesses, procurement opportunities
and other resources related to Native American Indians throughout
Women's Business Ownership
OWBO exists 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.
Construction Owners & Executives, USA
promote the role of Women Business Enterprises in the construction
assist women in executive management positions within the industry.
provide resources to enhance the professional development of every
create a legislative network to monitor and pursue legislation
advantageous to the business community and the construction industry.
encourage professional standards and member responsibility within the
Provide resources that help people move from corporations
(or any other large organization where someone else has control over your
career and well-being) to smaller firms or to setting up their own
BIZStreet, Greater Spokane Incorporated's Small Business Program, exists
to make sure you have the very best resources and referrals to help your
business succeed from day one. The BIZStreet Resource Center is part of
Greater Spokane Incorporated, but you don't need to be a member to take
advantage of our services. Better yet, most of what we offer is free. At BIZStreet, our purpose is to save you time. Money. And mis-steps.
We do that by ongoing research of our own. Resources which we think are
promising are reviewed and held to standards of accountability before we
ever recommend them to you.
of Commerce Small Business Success Division Provides
opportunities for networking, visibility, referrals, education and
training pertinent business information. By collaborating with other
resources, the center provides the much needed direction and guidance
needed by small businesses. Entrepreneurs can find valuable resources at
the Center including trainings, both virtual and live, a Resource Center
filled with business reference guides, and books, tapes and videos to
guide small business owners through the matrix of business ventures. We
also offer personalized one-on-one coaching to small business owners.
DrugFree Idaho, Inc.
statewide non-profit organization that works to create a drug-free
culture within workplaces, schools and communities. We can help you
create a positive, drug-free work environment that attracts and retains
quality workers. DrugFree Idaho, Inc. does all the work to create a
customized drug-free workplace program that can decrease your
organization’s medical claims, job-related accidents, and employee
absences, while increasing employee productivity and morale.
Look here first for business tools, information, licenses, and forms from
the State of Idaho whether your business is just beginning, new to Idaho
Idaho Small Business Development Center
offering a wealth of free and low-cost information resources designed to
educate and support Idaho small business owners and managers, inventors,
and potential entrepreneurs.
Idaho Small Business Solutions
to you by the Reducing Idaho Bureaucracy (RIB) Committee, this site is
designed to help Idaho small business owners find their way through the
requirements of government agencies that regulate businesses in the State
of Idaho. It also features links to many types of small business
TechConnect is proud to represent a proven methodology and framework to
help Idaho entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists achieve
commercialization success. Through our partnership with
wendykennedy.com inc, TechConnect presents a consistent and systematic
process to assess commercial potential through So what? who cares?
entrepreneur support organization, Kickstand's overriding mission is to
help its members network, learn and grow.
The Treasure Valley Community College BizCenter provides confidential
one-on-one business advisory, affordable workshops, long-term programs,
and a library of books, videos and SBA publications. Any potential or
existing small business or individual within the Treasure Valley service
area is eligible for professional business advisory services free of
charge. Ninety-five percent (95%) of all businesses in the service area
are considered to be small businesses. BizCenter-sponsored classes and
workshops typically are offered for a nominal fee.
Washington Small Business Development Center Pr
valuable business advising, training, and research services to business
owners or prospective owners operating in a rapidly changing business
Business Degrees & Online
Subject Guide Includes
recommended business journals, resources and organizations, and
information on online Business Degrees.
Business Owner's Toolkit
"Total know-how for small business."
Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Broad range of resources for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers, and
Association for the Self-Employed
Since its beginning in 1981, the National Association for the
Self-Employed has pioneered support for micro-businesses and the
self-employed, while helping to define this important part of the American
National Federation of Independent Business
The nation's largest
small-business advocacy group representing the consensus views of its
600,000 members in DC and all 50 state capitals.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
to aiding in the formation, growth and success of small businesses
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBEC)
Works to influence legislation
and policies that help to create a favorable and productive environment
for small businesses and entrepreneurship. By educating policymakers,
legislators, the media and the public about the critical role that small
businesses play in our economy -- and how government actions can
positively or negatively affect the small business community -- SBSEC strives to establish a solid public policy foundation upon which
entrepreneurial activity and small businesses can survive and flourish.
Government Business Procurement
The U.S. government's official business link: direct entry to
information, forms, and assistance when you need it.
Department of Defense
Indian Incentive Program
Requires contractors to use their best efforts to give Indian
organizations and Indian-owned economic enterprises the maximum
practicable opportunity to participate in subcontracts awarded to the
fullest extent consistent with efficient performance of the contract(s).
Contracting officers, subject to the terms and conditions of the contract,
shall authorize an incentive payment of 5% of the amount paid to
subcontractors that are Indian organizations or Indian-owned economic
Department of Defense Office of
Small Business Programs
Department of Energy
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
DOE's focal point for small
businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy
Department of Defense
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACS) PTACs
are a local resource available at no or nominal cost that can provide
assistance to business firms in marketing products and services to the
Federal, state and local governments .
Administration: Business Opportunities
Federal Highway Administration:
Doing Business with FHWA
Federal Transit Administration:
Doing Business with FTA
Using specially designed bid
tracking software to access a variety of procurement systems, the Idaho PTAC
alerts you to potential new customers and provides information on new
opportunities that match your company’s product and service profile. The
Idaho PTAC is a service available to all Idaho businesses and is a great
tool to expand your sales and marketing reach. Best of all, your
membership is free.
Assistance Center (PTAC)
The MBDA of the United States
Department of Commerce is the only Federal agency specifically created
to encourage the creation, growth, and expansion of minority-owned
businesses in the United States.
Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)
SBTRC's mission is to increase the number of small and
disadvantaged businesses that are prepared to compete for, and enter
into, transportation-related prime and subcontract.
Small Business Administration
Small Business Resources, SBD & 8(a)
Certification, HUBZones, and more.
Department of Transportation Business Services
Department of Transportation’s Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business
DBE Info, Press Releases,
Newsletters, Contracting Opportunities, State Links, Regulatory Issues,
Federal Web Portal for Veterans in Business
Designed to assist veteran
entrepreneurs who want to start and expand their businesses in the
Federal and private marketplace. This site provides up to the minute
information from the Federal Government as it pertains to Service
Disabled and Veteran Owned Small Businesses.