How Minority-Owned Businesses Can Catch a Break

Minority- and women-owned businesses may not be using all the resourcessuch as professional associations and municipalitiesthat can help them

Expanding your business is always tough, and never more so than in the midst of a long-running economic slump. But women and minority entrepreneurs, who together own more than 10 million U.S. businesses, have access to more resources than they might realize. These range from business planning advice to certifications aimed at helping entrepreneurs win government and big-company contracts. Help is offered by myriad groups, from professional associations to local municipalities.

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