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Cal-in-Sac Projects Resources: Business

Business Owners - Demographics

Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE)
The ASE provides annual data on select economic and demographic characteristics of employer businesses and their owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.

Survey of Business Owners (SBO)
U.S. Census
The Survey of Business Owners (SBO) provides the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. Title 13 of the United States Code authorizes this survey and provides for mandatory responses.

2020 Small Business Profile
2019 Small Business Profile
2018 Small Business Profile
U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy
See "diversity" data in profile.

Agencies and Organizations

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
MBDA invests in a national network of MBDA Business Centers, Specialty Centers, and Grantees.  Our programs offer customized business development and industry-focused services to provide greater access to capital, contracts and markets.

NMSDC’s (National Minority Supplier Development Council)
A corporate membership organization. It has 24 regional councils. NMSDC guides users through a standard application process.

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Minority Entrepreneurs

Grants and Loans

DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Dept of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is intended to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department's highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance programs.

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grants Program
Provides financing for small business needs. Past recipients used funds to purchase computers, hire part-time help, and create marketing materials.

Small Business Administration COVID-19 Relief Options
The COVID-19 Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance is a source of funding specifically for small businesses who have suffered losses due to COVID-19 and are located in low-income communities.

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