Resources for Business Development

Click on the links below to learn about agencies where small businesses register to be placed on the notification list of contracts to be led by that agency. 

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Resources: Women, Minority, Veteran-Owned, and Small Business Development 

U.S. Small Business Administration
A basic course on how to start a small business and business planning for the new business owner.

U.S. Department of Commerce/MDBA
​A website for minority businesses, or other small businesses, i.e., definitions of an employee versus a contractor working for you. 

6. National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Founded in 1969, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is the first national non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation created and directed by American Indians, solely dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency through business ownership.

7. Business Impact Northwest
Community Capital Development has provided entrepreneurs Access to Capital and Access to Business Assistance since 1997. Our primary financial products are term loans, or small business loans. Our non-SBA term loans range from $5,000 to $100,000, while SBA guaranteed term loans can be up to $250,000.

8. Women Business Enterprise National Council
WBENC is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.

9. National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) 
​Through a network of local chapters and in collaboration with strategic and corporate partnerships, NAMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy, and contractor development training.


10. The Breakfast Group
​The Breakfast Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of civic minded professional African-American men dedicated to mentoring and addressing the challenges of at-risk youth of color focusing on black males.  Established in 1976, it is the oldest (non-fraternity) all male African-American organization in the Northwest United States. 


11. Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
COMTO's membership includes individuals, groups, transportation agencies, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations, and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), representing professionals at all levels within all modes of transportation.


12. Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. 


1. National Minority Suppliers Development Council
​Providing a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses is the primary objective of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the country's leading business membership organizations. 

2. Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (NWMSDC) is the regional affiliate of the non-profit National Minority Supplier Development Council (NWMSDC). Through a nationwide network, the goal of our organization is to provide a direct link between corporate America, public agencies and minority-owned business across the United States. 

3. Craft3
Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) lender with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience in Pacific Northwest communities.

4. Tabor 100
Tabor 100 is an association of entrepreneurs and business advocates who are committed to economic power, educations excellence, and social equity for African-Americans and the community at large. 




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