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African American Business Resources

Entrepreneurial Web Resources

An annotated list of selected web resources for African American business.

Compiled by Angela Wilson and Gail Austin
Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, and Business Division

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

This guide was compiled to accompany a small exhibit mounted in the Business Reading Room of the Science Technology & Business Division of the Library of Congress in February and March 2001 in honor of Black History Month 2001. It lists selected Internet resources of particular interest to African Americans in business, including those offered by professional associations, and government agency and trade publishers.

  • Black Enterprise (Registration required to access some features of the site)
    130 Fifth Avenue, 10th Floor
    New York, NY 10011

    Contains business news, "Business Enterprise 100 Lists," free downloads, and information on investing and franchising.
  • Minority Business Development Agency
    14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW, Room 5055
    Washington, DC 20230
    Provides access to sources of financing, market opportunities and preparation of financial and bonding proposals
  • Minority Business Entrepreneur
    Online bimonthly magazine which features a business resources directory and searchable archive of earlier topics.
  • National Black Chamber of Commerce
    1350 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 825
    Washington, DC 20036
    Represents 64,000 Black owned businesses with 190 chapters through out the US, Ghana, Bahamas and Jamaica.
  • SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
    409 3rd St. SW, 6th Floor
    Washington, DC 20024
    Provides free of charge counseling and mentoring from working and retired business owners.
  • Small Business Administration
    1110 Vermont Avenue NW, 9th Floor
    Washington, DC 20201
    Offers downloadable publications and workshops on startups, franchising and financing.
  • Target Market News
    228 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 210
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
    Provides statistics on the 490 billion dollar black consumer market and includes industry events calendar and career opportunities.

Compiled: February 2001

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