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Resources
Reconnect Orange
Reconnect Orange is an initiative focused on connecting the marketplace with small businesses to identify a blueprint to recruit, sustain and grow local minority businesses for future economic viability.
Resources:
 
  •  https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/certification-division/swam/
    - The SBSD offers the SWaM certification program. This allows small women and minority owned businesses improved opportunities for participation in state-funded endeavors.
     

  • https://nmsdc.org/
    -The National Minority Supplier Development Council helps connect minority businesses with organizations wishing to purchase their products. They also offer networking opportunities.
     

    • https://www.mbda.gov/who-we-are/overview
      - The Minority Business Development agency offers many services to minority-owned businesses. They can help connect these organizations to capital, government contracts, and foreign markets.
       

  • https://www.score.org/find-mentor
    - SCORE provides access to volunteer experts who mentor current and prospective small business owners through the process of running and creating their business.
     

  • https://learn.sba.gov/learning-center-plan
    - This resource offers courses on business plan creation, navigation of technical legal requirements, and business acquisition.
     

  • https://www.sba.gov/business-guide
    - This resource offers written guidelines for dealing with a variety of common business challenges including funding, market research and more.

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