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  • 8(a) Business DevelopmentEdit/DeleteQuick Stats
    This office serves to foster business ownership by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and to promote competitive viability of such firms.
  • Latin Business AssociationEdit/DeleteQuick Stats
    Established in 1976 as a private nonprofit organization, the LBA is the largest US Latino business entity by virtue of total active membership and overall outreach to Latino business owners.
  • Minority Business Development AgencyEdit/DeleteQuick Stats
    This agency funds Business Development Centers nationwide to help with start-up, expansion and acquisition of minority-owned businesses.
  • National Association of Minority ContractorsEdit/DeleteQuick Stats
    The NAMC is a nonprofit trade association established in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors.
  • US Hispanic Chamber of CommerceEdit/DeleteQuick Stats
    Since its inception in 1979, the USHCC has worked towards bringing the issues and concerns of the nation's more than 1.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda.

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From NACCE's Wesbite:

  • We believe community colleges are in an ideal position to further entrepreneurship based on their accessibility and local ties to their communities.
  • NACCE helps community colleges nationwide link their traditional role of workforce development with entrepreneurial development.
  • The result is innovative ideas and programs that advance economic growth and prosperity in the communities served by the colleges.

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Procurement

"Procurement” is the term that describes the activities and processes to acquire goods and services. Importantly, and distinct from “purchasing”, procurement involves the activities involved in establishing fundamental requirements, sourcing activities such as market research and vendor evaluation and negotiation of contracts. It can also include the purchasing activities required to order and receive goods.

 

  • APTAC: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
    The principle objective of APTAC is to establish and maintain a national forum to conduct training and provide for the exchange of ideas and information.
  • Defense Logistics Agency
    Many states have their own procurement offices, such as PTACs which encourage contract development for small business.
  • HUBZSone Empowerment Contracting Program
    Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program allows small firms located in many urban and rural areas to qualify for sole-source and other types of federal contract benefits.
  • Created by Industrial Quick Search (IQS®), IQS Directory is a FREE, comprehensive listing of manufacturers and suppliers serving major segments of the OEM industrial manufacturing marketplace across the United States and Canada. Industrial engineers and buyers rely on IQS Directory to specify products within a series of categories and buy products directly from manufacturers.
  • Institute for Supply Management
  • Founded in 1915, the ISM is a communication link with more than 48,000 purchasing and supply management professionals. ISM is a progressive association with a mission to provide national and international leadership in purchasing and materials management, particularly in the areas of education, research and standards of excellence.
  • ThomasNet: Directory of Suppliers and Manufacturers
    Find qualified manufacturers, distributors, MRO providers and custom manufacturers. Source over products with new parametric search technology powered by an engineer-built classification system.  Accelerate the design process with millions of downloadable 2D and 3D CAD models from leading manufacturers.

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Security & Exchange Commisssion - EDGAR

Since 1934, the SEC has required disclosure in forms and documents. In 1984, EDGAR began collecting electronic documents to help investors get information. The SEC's new system requires data disclosure — the next step to improve how investors find and use information.

The Research Network

Since 1992,  the Research Network has provided in-depth research for over 25,000  clients.  Here’s what some of them have  had to say:

“I want to thank you  for the demographic study you prepared for me. I don’t think I could have  gotten a better study if I would have hired a firm to do it.”

“I wanted to  personally thank you for helping with the research that went into our market  analysis and marketing strategy.  You  helped in our winning a business plan competition at the Brooklyn  Public Library!”

“I have spent quite a  bit of time with the information you sent me.   It is an enormous amount of information, and I found it extremely useful  for writing my marketing plan and putting together my budget.  It looks to be a very promising year.”
“Thanks for all the  tremendous market research.”

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