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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
Downloads

Entrepreneur Training Resources

DBA License Center

Networking and Minority Certification

Business Information on the World Wide Web

Groups and Associations

Research and Counseling

Books

Magazines

 

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 - www.sbanetwork.org

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 - www.bloomberg.com

CNN - www.cnn.com

MSNBC - www.msnbc.com

 

Steps To Starting Up

The Official Business Link to The U.S. Government
http://business.usa.gov/top-programs-and-services-recommended-starting-your-business

202.326-2830
   
Plan-As-You-Go
Business Planning
planasyougo.com/outline/
   

Financial Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov
213.251.7253
   

Operation Hope Banking Center
www.operationhope.org

323.290.2410

   
Community Financial Resource Center
www.cfrc.net
323.233.1900
   
Valley Economic Development Center
www.vedc.org
818.907.9977
   

Small Business Loans

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

MAKING IT!
Sponsors' Supplier Diversity Departments

Boeing www.boeing.com/companyoffices/doingbiz/esd/index.htm
   

Comerica Bank

888.419.1234

www.comerica.com
   
Hewlett Packard

www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment

/supplychain/supplierdiversity.html

   
Hilton Hotels, Inc.
310.278.4321
www.hiltonsupply.com
   
Honda
310.783.2000
http://purchasing.honda.com/supplier_information.asp
   

Sempra Energy
877.736.7723

www.sempra.com/about/supplier-diversity/

   

Port of Long Beach

562.590.4146

www.polb.com
   

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.          

www.myownbusiness.org

   

CHARO Community Development Corporation

4301 E. Valley Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90032

323.269.0751
   
USC Business Expansion Network
3375 Hoover, Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213.821.2100
www.communities.usc.edu
   
 

Pacific Coast Regional Corp.
Small Business Development Center
3255 Wilshire Boulevard     
Suite 1501
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.739.2999

www.pcrcorp.org
   
The Anderson School at UCLA
Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program

110 Westwood Plaza        Room C305
Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-206-4169
www.anderson.ucla.edu
   
Sessions College for Professional Design
398 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 300
Tempe, AZ 85281

http://www.sessions.edu/
 
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 www.scmbdc.org/Minority-Business-Certification

Business Information on the World Wide Web

http://www.franchiseexpo.co.nz/
Visit Franchiseexpo.co.nz to know about the best franchise opportunities and non-franchise business opportunities for sale. At Franchiseexpo.co.nz, you can find best franchise resources and franchise directory to start your business.

2MinutesWith:   www.2minuteswith.com

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.

www.myownbusiness.org

www.bluestreetcapital.com

www.YoungEntrepreneur.com

www.BusinessFinance.com

www.MinorityJobs.net

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

www.evancarmichael.com

www.thebusinessmarket.com- "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

S.C.O.R.E.
818.552.3206

http://www.score.org
   
L.A. Central Library
Business & Economic Dept.
213.228.7100
http://www.lapl.org
   
SBA Business Information Center
213.251.7253
http://www.sba.gov
   
Entrepreneur.com
2445 McCabe Way
Irvine, CA 92614
949.261.2325
www.entrepreneur.com
   

Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership


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

www.entrepreneurship.org/

 

http://www.kauffman.org/

   

 

Groups & Associations

 
National Hispanic Entrepreneurs' Organization, Inc. http://www.nheo.org
   
American Small Business League 3910 Cypress Dr. Petaluma, CA 94954 707.789.9575 http://www.asbl.com

Asian Business Association
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.805.4ABA
http://www.aba-la.org/
   
Black Business Association
5444 Crenshaw, Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 900
323.291.9334
http://www.bbala.org
   
Latin Business Association
5400 Olympic Boulevard
Suite 130
Los Angeles, CA 90022
323. 721.4000
http://www.lbausa.com
   
National Center For American Indian Enterprise Development
11138 Valley  Mall Street
Suite 200
El Monte, CA 91731
818. 442.3701
or 602. 545.1298
http://www.ncaied.org
   
National Association of Women Business Owners-Los Angeles Chapter
404 South Figueroa Street
Suite 204
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-622-3200
http://www.nawbola.org
 

Books/Directories

Title
Author
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 www.allbusinessdirectory.biz
   

BusinessSeek.biz

Business Directory

www.businessseek.biz
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

www.onlinebizdirectory.com
 

SEO Services

Is your website performing? Search engine optimization can deliver you more visitors, by ensuring your pages appear in the top results when people search online for relevant keywords.

Increase Page Rank

Magazines

Business Week - www.businessweek.com


Entrepreneur - www.entrepreneur.com


Fast Company - www.fastcompany.com


Forbes  - www.forbes.com


Fortune & Fortune Small Business - www.fortune.com


Hispanic Business - www.hispanicbusiness.com


Inc - www.inc.com


Los Angeles Business Journal -
www.labusinessjournal.com


Minority Business Entrepreneur - www.mbemag.com

 

Business to Business

Customized Training

Professional customized training solutions.

Media Evaluation

Media monitoring and evaluation services from TNS

 

www.marketresearchbusiness.com

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.