Resources

September 2013 Meeting: Rising To The Top of Google

Here is a link to the power point presentation that Margie Barclay used. 


Business Resource and Development Centers

Take advantage of the services of these organizations, all dedicated to helping local business owners succeed!


 

The WISE Center is an exciting resource for women entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. If you have a business idea or a dream, if you are starting a business, or have an established business which you're growing, WISE can help.  WISE offers counseling, coaching, consulting, and training -- and, essential networking and mentoring opportunities.

 


 

SBDC logoNYS Small Business Development Center at OCC

The SBDC offers one-on-one counseling to startup and existing businesses. Check them out for personalized, enterprise-specific and client-directed support you need to start, expand or re-energize your business.

Woman-Owned Business
Certification resources


State Certification

According to the Empire State Development website: New York State Certification affords your business the opportunity to be listed in the Directory of Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, which is used by state agencies and contractors statewide.  Because state government has been mandated by the Governor and Legislature to provide greater opportunity for participation by Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) in state contracting, certification gives business owners an advantage when marketing goods and/or services to state agencies and authorities.

http://nylovesmwbe.ny.gov/Certification/Overview/Application.htm - Link to the State MWBE Certification Application

http://www.osc.state.ny.us/reports/fiscal/directorycommodities.pdf - Link to a Directory of Frequently Purchased Commodities and Services by New York State Agencies"  from the Office of the State Comptroller

http://nylovesmwbe.ny.gov/Financial%20Resources/mwloantrust.htm - ESD's Loan Trust Fund - its purpose is to make capital available for loans to woman and minority owned businesses