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While the federal government does not provide grants for starting or growing small businesses, one of the mechanisms in place to promote small business growth and economic development is the Community Development Financial Institution Fund managed by the US Department of the Treasury.
Community Development Financial Institutions fall into four categories:
The The Minority Business Development Agency has recently constituted the Minority Business Enterprise Centers (MBEC) Program wherein it aims to support minority-owned businesses by providing them with electronic and one-on-one business development services for a reasonably nominal fee.
Many women in business find that in order to meet their business' financial needs, they turn to searching out a loan source. Business loans for women are widely available through the Small Business A...
Katie Kross, Managing Director of the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) in Duke University and author of Profession and Purpose – A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability, shares on a guest blog how you will be able to kick-start a career in social entrepreneurship.