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Government Information Connection: Business Portal

Locate information on how to start a small business.

Government Information Connection: Business Portal

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Funding and Financing Websites

Websites providing sources of venture capital.

  • "Small Business Loans & Grants" Contents: Small Business Loans, Government Grants, Seed and Venture Capital, Tax-Exempt Bonds.
  • Financial Assistance Contents: Federal Government Resources: Federal Agencies That Provide Assistance; Texas State Government Resources; Texas Agencies that Provide Assistance.
  • National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Useful features include links to a directory of NVCA Members, information on Venture Philanthropy, including a list of venture philanthropy organizations, and Resource Links that include additional links to regional Venture Capital Organizations such as the Venture Investors Association of New York.
  • Netpreneur Exchange "Funding & Finance." Venture capital, angel funding, entrepreneurship & startups, calendar of events.
  • SBDC Net (Small Business Development Center).
  • Small Business Association "Financial Assistance." Contents: For Borrowers; For Prospective Lenders.
  • Small Business Investor Alliance is the professional association of privately organized and managed venture capital firms licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to make equity capital or long-term loans available to small companies.
  • Startup Nation "By entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs." Covers business financing, business models, business planning, business technology, home-based business, inventing, life planning, marketing, running a business, sales, web-based business.
  • VFinance, inc – angel investor database  AngelSearch™ combs government records to gather investment data, industry preferences and total stock positions of America's wealthiest individuals. Use to locate potential investors to raise capital, or to find wealthy new customers in your area.

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