Fund Your Business
It costs money to start a business. Funding your business is one of the first — and most important — financial choices most business owners make. How you choose to fund your business could affect how you structure and run your business. (SBA)
Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program
The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year. (SBA)
Small Disadvantaged Business
Register to contract with the government as a Small Disadvantaged Business. (SBA)
How to Register Your Business in MO & IL
This information is intended to help individuals navigate the Missouri and Illinois Secretary of State’s online business filing system.
Become SBA Certified-Is your business SBA certified?
Government agencies reserve contracts for small businesses that are certified in the SBA’s contracting programs. (SBA)
U.S Small Business Administration – SBA’s online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way.
Business Checklist – Check the box next to the items you already have
MO Small Business Start-up Guide – This Guide is intended to give you a general understanding of the various types of entities which you could form for your business,
FDIC’S Money Smart Program – The FDIC’s Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
Small Business Grants
Black Founder Startup Grant – Apply Now!
IFundWomen COVID-19 Relief Fund – Apply Now!
Stacy’s Rise Project, grant deadline July 9, 2021! – Apply Now!
Amber Grant Foundation, grant deadline June 30, 2021 – Apply Now!
Additional Funding Resources
Funding options for minority-owned businesses, including multiple grants, funding sources and low-cost loans that are intended to help minority-owned businesses grow.
Funding options for women-owned businesses, including ten programs, agencies and organizations that are helping women entrepreneurs be better represented in the ranks of American business owners.