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If you’re looking for business development tips, trying to find out more information about how you can elevate your Montgomery County, MD business, or even want us to help match you to local business leaders to provide strategic business coaching, we can help. 

Our tools and resources are packed full of information, knowledge, and data to help you understand how to grow your business effectively and tap into the resources within the community.

This Directory is offered in partnership with the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Montgomery County Government.

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Washington Area Community investment Fund

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Verizon Small Business Training

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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The BOW Collective

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Lab | TEDCO

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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SBA Women Owned SMall Bsuiness

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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NASA Office of Small Business Programs – NASA

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Montgomery County Community Equity Index

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Montgomery County Black Business Council

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Minority Owned Business Coalition

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Women’s Business Center: Grow Women-Owned Business

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Special Secretary of Small, Minority, and Women

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Small Business Financing Authority | Dept of Commerce

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Small Business Deveopment Center

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Small Business Dev Financing Authority – Commerce

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Procurement Training – eMMA

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Minority Business Enterprise Program

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland MBE Webinars

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland MBE State Contracting

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland DOT – Certification Management System

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Small Business Grants

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Department of Commerce Calendar

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Business Funding Programs | Maryland is Open for Business

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Maryland Business Affairs – Press Releases – News – Office of Governor Wes Moore

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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Goldman Sachs | Black in Business

Providing women small business owners with education, networks, and access to capital. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women online is a free-to-access online business education program available to any woman around the world.

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EthioAmerican Chamber Of Commerce

EACC is to provide advocacy, networking opportunities, and access to relevant and timely information to advance the growth and success of the business community

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Census Bureau QuickFacts: Montgomery County, Maryland

Develop and arrange networking and business opportunities for certified MBEs and corporate members to connect

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Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council | CRMSDC

Develop and arrange networking and business opportunities for certified MBEs and corporate members to connect

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Black Collective Videos on Demand

Black Ambition is a non-profit initiative working to close the opportunity and wealth gap through entrepreneurship.

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Montgomery County Business Center

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Montgomery County Office of Procurement Business Opportunities

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Montgomery County Library

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Montgomery County Business Center

The Montgomery County Business Center is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP)

Sets aside 20% of eligible procurements for local small businesses.

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Montgomery County Office of Procurement

Opportunities available for bid.

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Contract Search

Access to information on contracts including incumbent vendors and contract expiration dates.

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Roster for Office of Community Partnerships

Montgomery County Community Engagement Cluster

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Montgomery County Central Vendor Registration System (CVRS)

Self-managed database of vendor information used by public entities to identify businesses that can respond to solicitations.

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Maryland DOT—Minority Business Enterprise Program

Create an open and accessible culture where Maryland is open for all small businesses, including those owned by minorities, women and veterans.

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Montgomery College Business Education

Helping local businesses build a more efficient, effective and highly motivated team.

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Montgomery County’s Minority, Female and Disabled-Owned Businesses (MFD) Program and Certification

The program encourages MFD participation by conducting outreach activities and workshops and providing a forum for businesses to explore individual and joint contracting opportunities

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Montgomery College Hispanic Business and Training Institute

Hispanic Business and Training Institute Delivers classes in business, entrepreneurship, professional development, and licensure. All classes are taught in Spanish unless otherwise noted as bilinqual.

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Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council

Develop and arrange networking and business opportunities for certified MBEs and corporate members to connect

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Small Business Development Center Hispanic Business Center

America’s SBDC is to represent the interests of our members and their SBDCs, by promoting, informing, supporting and continuously improving America’s nationwide network of SBDCs. 

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Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) equips Latinos and other underserved communities with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities

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Maryland Office of Minority Business Enterprise

The Maryland Department of Transportation is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent, exceptional, and inclusive transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities.

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Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce

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Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce

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Rockville Chamber of Commerce

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Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Potomac Chamber of Commerce

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Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce

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Olney Chamber of Commerce

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Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Corporate Division …

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Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

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Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce

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Korean American Women’s Chamber of Commerce USA

THE KOREAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (KAWA) IS A ORGANIZATION COMMITTED TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY BY DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AND VALUES.

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County

HCCMC provides a forum for matters affecting Hispanics and minorities in business

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Ethio-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC)

EACC is to provide advocacy, networking opportunities, and access to relevant and timely information to advance the growth and success of the business community

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Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

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Governor’s Office of Small Minority & Women Business Affairs

Create an open and accessible culture where Maryland is open for all small businesses, including those owned by minorities, women and veterans.

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Public Library Business Information

Montgomery County Public Library business resources.

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Data Montgomery

The main purpose of Data Montgomery initiative is to improve public knowledge of the County Government and its operations. Data Montgomery provides County dataset to the general public so the residents can be better informed and well connected to County Government services.

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Montgomery County Business Center

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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Showing Up For Racial Justice

We are a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial and economic justice.

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Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA)

The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) is a professional organization serving educational service agencies (ESAs) in 45 states.

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Color of Change

Online racial justice organization

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Trevor Project

The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people.

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Results

We identify the highest-impact policy solutions to poverty and cultivate an advocacy movement that secures the political leadership, focus, and resources to get the job done

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Nonprofit HR

Focused exclusively on the talent management needs of the social sector, including nonprofits, associations, social enterprises and other mission-driven organizations.

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The Building Movement

Helping organizations build their vision, leadership, and capacity to make change.

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The Muse

Organizations use our platform to attract and hire talent by providing an authentic look at company culture, workplace, and values through the stories of their employees.

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The ARC

Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Candid

Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it.

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Board Source

To inspire and support nonprofit boards and executives to lead justly and with purpose.

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Meyer Foundation Racial Equity Toolkit

We support organizations that are building power to achieve a racially and economically just Greater Washington.

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Association of Black Charities

Associated Black Charities works as an educator, advocate, and supporter to eliminate race-based structural barriers and advance long-term solutions that create new opportunities for African Americans to thrive

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Real Inclusion Program by Leadership Montgomery

To connect and prepare leaders to build thriving and inclusive workplaces and communities.

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McDermott Will & Emery Law Firm

McDermott Rise was born out of our commitment to combat inequality and promote fairness while helping bridge the gap for founders of color.

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B Corporation Consulting

We offer B Corp consulting to help businesses improve their social and environmental impact, and build not only a stronger business, but a stronger community

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The Black Economic Alliance Foundation

Helping small business owners create jobs and economic opportunity; access to education, capital and long term support, eliminate obstacles of black entrepreneurship.

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Building for Mission

Helping individuals and mission-driven organizations maximize their impact through effective talent, organization development, and REDI (Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) strategy consulting

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Lassiter & Associates

ProvidING nonprofit organizations with objective, current, and creative solutions and options for improving results.

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Open Media Foundation

We help socially-conscious organizations use the power of media to carry out their mission and vision

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The Dialogue Company LLC

We design and facilitate meetings, workshops, and other encounters that allow for the expression of divergent perspectives for the greater good

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Maryland LGBTQ Chamber

The Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce empowers and promotes the economic well-being of the LGBT+ community in the Maryland marketplace through education, networking and advocacy.

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Coalition to Back Black Businesses

To provide immediate financial assistance and long-term support for America’s Black-owned small businesse

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Emerge Stronger

Emerge Stronger was created as a solution to address the technical assistance needs of small businesses who applied for the Prince George’s County Business Recovery Initiative.

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Public Purchase

Public Purchase is dedicated to streamlining your procurement process and expediting the bid process with customized solutions that ultimately lead to lower government agency costs.

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Life Asset

Life Asset is a non-profit organization that offers microloans, training, and support for entrepreneurs in the Greater Washington D.C. area

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Black Ambition Funding by Pharrell Williams

Black Ambition is a non-profit initiative working to close the opportunity and wealth gap through entrepreneurship.

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Amazon Black Business Incubator

Amazon is launching the Black Business Accelerator (BBA) to help build sustainable equity and growth for Black-owned businesses

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Association of Black Estate Planning Professionals

Committed to educating and empowering financial professionals and the community to the strategically collaborate and economically transform the Black community.

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Be Equitable

Consulting, assessments, learning, training for trainers

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Kindall Evolve

Develop inclusive leaders, aligned teams, and human-centered workplaces where diversity, equity and inclusion are the anchors.

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Equity Through Action

We guide corporations to examine their work through a race equity lens by providing training, coaching, and technical assistance.

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Sistahs in Business Expo

Our mission is to strengthen the leadership, power, and voices of women and girls from all areas including underserved communities.

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Maryland Women’s Business Center

Nonprofit organization to help businesses grow and expand in the city of Rockville; growing & launching women-owned businesses

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The Village Market

Association of Black Estate Planning Professionals abepp.org

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Worksource Montgomery

1- Click on the “Community Asset Map” tab; 2- On the drop down, pick “Community Asset Map”. There are more than 20 categories to choose from – from Career Counseling and Development to Workplace Skills and more.

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The Management Center

The Management Center (TMC) is working to advance justice and equity in the United States. Achieving this goal takes well-crafted strategies, winning over hearts and minds, and building power. It means transforming policies, systems, and structures that were never meant to serve our communities or planet.

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LEAN Canvas

Vendors register for public solicitations, contracts, vendor search – online procurement platform for state, county, local government

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EMMA eMaryland Marketplace Advantage

eMMA is Maryland’s new online procurement platform used to connect the vendor community with contracting opportunities from state, county, and local government entities. Registered vendors will receive notices of bid opportunities, can submit bid responses online, and may obtain bid results online. Qualified vendors may also complete the self-certification process for the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program and Veteran-owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) Program.

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Universities at Shady Grove Equity Incubator

The Equity Incubator is an 8-week startup launch program for local entrepreneurs hosted by the
Lab for Entrepreneurship and Transformative Leadership at the Universities at
Shady Grove. The program is facilitated by University Startups.

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Maryland Office of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs

Office of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs

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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Online

Providing women small business owners with education, networks, and access to capital. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women online is a free-to-access online business education program available to any woman around the world.

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Sistahs in Business

Brands by entrepreneurial women of color

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Buy from a Black Woman

A registered tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Buy from a Black Woman ensures that Black Women have the tools and resources that will allow them to be successful. Through educational programs, an online directory, and funding, Buy from a Black Woman continues to grow as a trusted resource that helps Black Women in business.

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SCORE DC

https://washingtondc.score.org/

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Skillsmart

$1 million investment fund for 100 small businesses owned by people of color. Eligible businesses must be open for 3 years and employ no more than 25 employees; helps local entrepreneurs thrive, not just survive

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Comcast RISE

Offers $10k grants for small, minority-owned businesses in D.C.

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Center for Black Entrepreneurship

Helping small business owners create jobs and economic opportunity; small business, black business, black women business; access to education, capital and long term support; eliminate obstacles of black entrepreneurship

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Goldman Sachs Gives

Eliminate barriers to access to info and financial resources for Black and Black immigrant business owners and promote inclusive priorities in local economic development policy and practice

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US DHHS Office of community services, Community Economic Development (CED)

Black led organization supporting low-income black women
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/help

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U.S. Black Chamber

Register your business at https://usblackchambers.org/certification

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Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce Network of Black Attorneys Nationwide

Serving the Black population and making sure they get the same level of services as their counterparts

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ACE Loan Program – LEDC

(MCEDC) Accelerating Community Excellence (ACE) Loan Program assists eligible small businesses in underserved communities. MCEDC was selected as a fund manager to lead the ACE Loan Program by the Maryland Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Program, also known as the Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Program.

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) will be the program’s fiduciary agent to disburse these loans to small, minority, and women-owned businesses in Montgomery County and throughout Maryland.

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