Thursday, October 29
       

Business Resources

Asian American and Pacific Islander Guide to Federal Agency Resources

Within this guide, individuals/organizations can find information such as grant opportunities, loan programs to help start a business, federal resources for food and housing for low-income individuals, and      health-care programs for veterans and their families.  The guide also includes 10 Grantee Spotlights, featuring organizations and individuals who have successfully navigated the federal grant application process offering their advice based on their experiences, to prospective applicants. Read More

       State & Government Certified Agencies

Your state government offers a wide variety of opportunities for small businesses to compete for government contracts. The States procure many contracts. Almost all cities have a minority women owned contracting assistance and services. They conduct outreach events to alert you of business opportunities. All would like to see you are certified and all have separate on line registrations. Search online for your state and go to their websites and click on Business or Procurement or similar titles. Read More

State Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Federal government agencies maintain a certain percentage of contracts with Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. Your state government offers a wide variety of opportunities to compete for government contracts. Here you will find a list of state information on how to register as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contractor and bid on opportunities.. Read More

Better Business Bureau

BBB is the resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses. Our network of national and local BBB operations allows us to monitor and take action on thousands of business issues affecting consumers at any given time. Read More

Community & Non-Profit Organizations

Community organizations are formed to untie and unify the Asian or other communities. Such organizations usually have a broad base, with members living in many cities and counties. They excel in civic, cultural, political liaison and PR matters. They often have excellent relationships with city governments. Read More

 Minority/Women-Owned Business Certification

All government agencies, educational institutions, and most Fortune 500 companies want businesses to be certified as minority or women-owned. You can apply with the following agencies. Read More

Chambers of Commerce
Chambers are great for networking, obtaining the latest business opportunities, help with business development, and give you strength in numbers. They often are requested to give referrals and participate as Advisory Committee members of public agencies. Each city, including Dallas area, has chamber (mainstream) and ethnic chambers. Read More

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Read More

The IRS Agency
The IRS Tax Center provides links to IRS.gov web pages specific to the needs of business owners and tax professionals within the small business community. These links provide you direct access to various IRS services, information, forms and publications. Read More

 

   The Social Security Administration (SSA)

The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of   retirement,   disability, and survivors’ benefits. To qualify for these benefits, most American workers pay Social Security taxes on their earnings; future benefits are based on the employees’ contributions.Read More