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Helpful Links

Resource

Information Available

Grants.gov is a simple, unified “storefront” for all customers of Federal grants to electronically find, apply for, and manage grants.

SBA—SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS

www.sba.gov

Development program for minority-owned businesses.

SBA—HUB ZONE

www.sba.gov/hubzone

Program that provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas.

Federal Government

Resource

Information Available

Extensive federal government information pertaining to businesses; contact information for government agencies.

FEDERAL CITIZEN INFORMATION CENTER
Pueblo, CO 1-800-FED-INFO

www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Information about activities of federal programs and how they affect you.

Industry Data

Resource

Information Available

Useful financial ratios, business statistics & benchmarks; effective and understandable online analysis of businesses & industries.

Dr Mindy Brashears
Texas Tech University

806-742-2805 Ext 235

mindy_brashears@ttu.edu

Nutrition Analysis – Fee Based

TRACER—LABOR MARKET INFORMATION

www.tracer2.com

www.texaswages.com

Fully dynamic Labor Market Information delivery system in Texas backed up by the combined experience of 80 economists.

Web site offers a searchable industry database where you can find public information about a company or product that you compete with or want to do business with. For some products, you will be able to see computer aided drawings.

Legal Information and Forms

Resource

Information Available

BUSINESS.GOV

www.business.gov

Online resource guide designed to provide legal and regulatory information to America’s small businesses.

U.S. LEGAL FORMS

www.uslegalforms.com

Over 25,000 legal documents and forms including wills, name change, real estate and more; limited free access and pay-for-use.

U.S. CENSUS AMERICAN FACTFINDER

http://factfinder.census.gov

National, regional, and local population and income statistics

Useful Web Sites

Resource

Information Available

ENTREPRENEUR.COM

www.entrepreneur.com

Provides a wealth of articles and resources covering every aspect of business ownership.

TEXAS CENTER FOR RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

www.tcre.org

TCRE is a non-profit organization that was created to facilitate the delivery of educational and technical support to rural entrepreneurs and organizations supporting entrepreneurs.

CONSUMERAFFAIRS.COM

Business Loans Guide

The guide is a great resource to help entrepreneurs/consumers make an educated buying decision when borrowing money to finance their vision.

Business Plan Help

Please call a consultant at SBDC 326-670-3000 for business plan help – no charge.

Business Resources

Resource

Information Available

Abilene Chamber of Commerce
174 Cypress, #20
Abilene, TX 79601
325-677-7241

http://www.abilenechamber.com

Abilene Better Business Bureau
3300 S. 14th
Abilene, TX 79605
325-691-1533

http://www.bbb.org/abilene

Abilene Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 2281
Abilene, TX 79604
915-672-4672

http://www.chamber-commerce.net/dir/4636/Abilene-Hispanic-Chamber-of-Commerce-in-Abilene

Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 3572
Abilene, TX 79604
325-672-7950

http://www.abileneblackchamber.com

UNITED STATES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

www.ushcc.com/#

This organization advocates, promotes and facilitates Hispanic businesses.

USHCC monitors legislation, policies and programs that affect the Hispanic business community.

It also provides technical assistance to Hispanic business associations and entrepreneurs.

HISPANIC BUSINESS INC.

www.hispanicbusiness.com/

Site is an online information center for Hispanic Business Magazine. Many aspects of Hispanic business are covered in free and paid reports.

This is the Spanish language version of the Small Business Administration’s web site.