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Each of these organizations provides technical assistance, guidance and resources for small businesses. EmpowermentSource is not associated with these organizations, but we encourage you to research each of these sites to #scaleup your business!

SCORE is a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
Our mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.
Our vision - we aim to give every person the support they need to thrive as a small business owner.

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Our robust HOPE Inside national network is the only government endorsed national financial coaching network for working class communities and Americans in the U.S.

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LISC is one of the country's largest social enterprises supporting projects and programs to revitalize communities and bring greater economic opportunity to residents. We invest in affordable housing, growing businesses, safer streets, high-quality education and programs that connect people with financial opportunity. We provide the capital, strategy and know-how to local partners to get this done.

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Our mission is to provide Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, capital, and capacity building in order to meet business milestones that lead to economic advancement through entrepreneurship.
We fund and scale tech-enabled, revenue-generating businesses founded by people who identify as Black/Brown and woman. We believe in a world where ALL ideas have a chance to succeed.



The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Each state has a Small Business Development Center, search for the center in your state here.

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Increasing income disparities and declining opportunities have diminished America’s middle class. CREATE is an economic development center working to tackle this challenge by generating shared economic prosperity through a combination of research, data analytics, homegrown interventions and policy development.

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