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Business Resources & Business Links
At Making It! we've compiled a list of our favorite business resources and associates and made them available to you.
Small Business Resources

Entrepreneur Training Resources

DBA License Center

Networking and Minority Certification

Business Information on the World Wide Web

Groups and Associations

Research and Counseling




Daily Success Notes

(inspirational and motivational notes for your computer desktop)

Business Plan for Start-Up Business

(ms word format)

Business Plan for Established Business

(ms word format)

Start-Up Expenses

(ms excel format)

Business Media

SBA Network -

SBA Network provides small business marketing and management consulting services. The focus is on ensuring that clients gain market-advantage, inspire a change-adaptive culture, develop leadership skills and create standards and systems to measure performance.

Bloomberg -




Steps To Starting Up

The Official Business Link to The U.S. Government

Business Planning

Financial Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration

Operation Hope Banking Center


Community Financial Resource Center
Valley Economic Development Center

Small Business Loans

Whether you need funds for marketing or operational costs, grow your company with small business loans from Merchant Loans.

Sponsors' Supplier Diversity Departments


Comerica Bank

Hewlett Packard


Hilton Hotels, Inc.

Sempra Energy


Port of Long Beach


Entrepreneur Training Resources

My Own Business

A non-profit organization educating entrepreneurs by providing free coursework to foster success and prevent and mitigate economic losses arising from preventable mistakes.  


CHARO Community Development Corporation

4301 E. Valley Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90032

USC Business Expansion Network
3375 Hoover, Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Pacific Coast Regional Corp.
Small Business Development Center
3255 Wilshire Boulevard     
Suite 1501
Los Angeles, CA 90010
The Anderson School at UCLA
Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program

110 Westwood Plaza        Room C305
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Sessions College for Professional Design
398 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 300
Tempe, AZ 85281
County Registrar Records Office 800.201.8999

Networking and Minority Certification

Southern California Minority Business Development Council 213.689.6960
Mayor's Office MBOC Economic Development Line 213.978.0671
Southern California Minority Business Development Council

Business Information on the World Wide Web
Visit to know about the best franchise opportunities and non-franchise business opportunities for sale. At, you can find best franchise resources and franchise directory to start your business.


Betsy and Renee bring real business stories to life. Both are long-time successful business-owners who share their own experiences and interview others to encourage and inspire entrepreneurship among listeners. Learn from their experience what it takes for you to be even more successful. Inspire. Encourage. Succeed.

Diversity Jobs – Search over one million diversity jobs: Free Resume posting & Job listing site, with Career guide, civil rights, legal & government news archive, plus scholarship links "Franchises and business opportunities for sale!"
Business Article
Find a business article, that will help you make better decisions. Increase your knowledge, to improve sales and reduce costs. Visit us to read thousands of free business articles at our website.

Research & Counseling

L.A. Central Library
Business & Economic Dept.
SBA Business Information Center
2445 McCabe Way
Irvine, CA 92614

Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110



Groups & Associations

National Hispanic Entrepreneurs' Organization, Inc.
American Small Business League 3910 Cypress Dr. Petaluma, CA 94954 707.789.9575

Asian Business Association
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Black Business Association
5444 Crenshaw, Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 900
Latin Business Association
5400 Olympic Boulevard
Suite 130
Los Angeles, CA 90022
323. 721.4000
National Center For American Indian Enterprise Development
11138 Valley  Mall Street
Suite 200
El Monte, CA 91731
818. 442.3701
or 602. 545.1298
National Association of Women Business Owners-Los Angeles Chapter
404 South Figueroa Street
Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Never Eat Alone Keith Ferrazzi
Succeeding in Small Business
The 101 Toughest Problems
Jane Applegate
Bootstrapper's Success Secrets
151 Tactics for Building Your Business on a Shoestring Budget
Kimberly Stansell
Guerrilla Marketing--Secrets for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business Jay Conrad Levinson
Built to Last James Collins and Jerry Porras
201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business Jane Applegate
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Peter Drucker
301 Great Customer Service Ideas Inc. Magazine
Guidelines for Maximizing your Company's Public Relations Campaign:  How to Obtain Free Publicity from the Trade Press Bruce Wiebush
To order, call 440-734-7613
Starting on a Shoestring: Building a Business without a Bankroll by  Arnold S. Goldstein
Where to Go When the Bank Says No: Alternatives for Financing Your Business David R. Evanson
The Shoestring Entrepreneur's Guide to the Best Home-Based Franchises Robert Spiegel
All Business Directory

Business Directory
Find companiission services to the business sector. Allows the addition of extensive business information on all directory entries.

Small Business Web Directory

by category and pages


Business Week -

Entrepreneur -

Fast Company -

Forbes  -

Fortune & Fortune Small Business -

Hispanic Business -

Inc -

Los Angeles Business Journal -

Minority Business Entrepreneur -


Business to Business

Customized Training

Professional customized training solutions.

Media Evaluation

Media monitoring and evaluation services from TNS

Market Research Business :: By DJS Research Ltd

Berbay Corp.

A Marketing Consultancy


Email Business List

Email Point is like no other email list provider you will find on the internet. All of our email lists are compiled and updated from the previous week making them the freshest lists available to date.