Resource Directory

ADP Payroll and HR Services
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Product or Service Description:
Trusted payroll software for small business.
ADP® looks out for nearly 700,000 small businesses like yours. We know today's challenges make running a business difficult. We're here with payroll solutions and services to help you save time, save money and sleep easier.
Phone:
585-645-3372
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Organization Name:
ADP
Point of Contact:
Meagan McKeown
SBIR Logo
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Did you know over $4 billion in federal research and development (R&D) funding each year supports innovative entrepreneurs building out high-risk, next generation technologies? America’s Seed Fund has become an important resource for a wide range of startups, researchers, and innovators working on big ideas but lacking access to capital.

Background- America’s Seed Fund, better known to some as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, has been around for almost 40 years. The programs span 11 federal agencies with significant external R&D budgets, a percentage of which provides early stage funding to roughly 5,000 small businesses a year.

The two programs are coordinated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), who is charged with helping small businesses start and grow. SBA’s Office of Innovation and Technology sets the guiding policy across the SBIR/STTR agencies, provides training and outreach, and most notably, funds and supports organizations within the innovation ecosystem to build the SBIR/STTR pipeline. Potential applicants benefit from specialized assistance and mentoring, and we work with a variety of entities to ensure access regardless of geography.

How Does it Work - SBIR/STTR funding is designed to explore new, innovative ideas, not products currently ready to go to market. The programs provide rather broad opportunities for small businesses to access capital when they are not a fit for investment or financing due to the early nature of their technologies. The two programs have the same base structure and goals with a fundamental difference in eligibility, as the STTR program requires a specific level of participation from a nonprofit research institution. Both programs allow small businesses to compete for cash awards in a wide range of technology areas: from space exploration to biomedical products, advanced robotics to ag-tech, energy to artificial intelligence, national security, and more. Some of the big names (that started out small in the program) include Qualcomm, Symantec, 23&Me, iRobot, and Ilumina.

Why are we reaching out to WBCs
- Goal of the programs to increase participation from women and minority entrepreneurs
- Women’s Study: https://www.nwbc.gov/2020/08/12/womens-inclusion-in-small-business-innovation-research-small-business-technology-transfer-programs/

What can SBA provide?
- Training and funding for SBIR support organizations: www.sbir.gov/support-organizations
Organization Name:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Point of Contact:
technology@sba.gov
BrainTrust/WBC Vault
Address: 1258 Martin Street
Nashville, TN
37203
Product or Service Description:
Vault is non-facilitated peer-to-peer learning for women entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their annual revenue to $1M or more. BrainTrust trains and onboards your clients, teaching our processes and procedures. Though there is no curriculum per se, our semi-rigid protocol and pre-set agendas ensure that each Vault member can dramatically shorten their learning curve, growing bigger and faster than they could ever do on their own. Importantly, there is no "end" to the Vault process - it keeps the women engaged as WBC Vault members for years to come. Vault then becomes a high-value, low expense offering, providing the glue...the stickiness that will keep your Center as the undisputed hub for women entrepreneurs in your community, year after year.

Does it work? Nationally, less than 2% of women-owned businesses ever reach $1M in revenue. But in their first year, almost 6% of Vault members made it to that critical point! And during 2020, even during a pandemic, not a single Vault member lost their business! In fact, most prospered… and if you ask them why, they’ll gleefully tell you it was their Vault.
Phone:
615.214.9033
Organization Name:
BrainTrust, LLC
Point of Contact:
Sherry Deutschmann
CDR Consulting
Address: Franklin, TN
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CDR Consulting exists to provide underrepresented small business owners with operational tools to scale and succeed. Services include:
Strategic Planning and Optimization, Tactical Project Management, Logistics and Event Production.
Phone:
615 638 1194
Organization Name:
CDR Consulting
Point of Contact:
Courtenay Rogers
DreamBuilder The Women’s Business Creator
Address: 400 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
85004
Product or Service Description:
DreamBuilder is a free online learning program developed for women who want to start or grow their own small business. Available in English and Spanish.
Dreambuilder shows the step-by-step framework for launching or own a small business. Best for entrepreneurs ready to start their own business, or those who already own a business and want to develop their skills in a variety of areas, or are in various stages of exploring growth.
Understanding that investing in women’s full economic participation helps to create healthier, more stable communities, the company committed to developing a groundbreaking training program to form women entrepreneurs.

Freeport-McMoRan partnered with Thunderbird School of Global Management, a world leader in international management education, to create a top-notch curriculum for DreamBuilder that would teach women the fundamentals for owning their own business. They also partnered with Bluedrop Performance Learning to take the curriculum and develop an innovative and engaging online program.

Today, DreamBuilder offers business education and training to thousands of women all over the world.
Phone:
4802436472
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Thunderbird School of Global Management
Point of Contact:
Dinora Gonzalez
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Profitability for Women Business Owners
Address: 1626 Montana Ave. Suite 605
Santa Monica CA

90403
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On average we make 35,000 decisions daily and many of these decisions are tinted beliefs we made about ourselves between the ages of two and eight! And, we lead many of our business decisions about our business confidence and competence on these outdated beliefs!

This is a 4 Module – 12 Hour Blueprint to Transition into a focused, productive and profitable business with a proven blueprint.

Enter the Entrepreneurial Leadership and Profitability for Women Business Owners that takes you through a step-by-step process of entrepreneurial success from the Inside Out!

Module One: Entrepreneurial Success Starts with You

You’ll be learning how to immediately get out of overwhelm and move into productivity using the 7 Principles of Quantum Synchronicity®.

I spoke about Quantum Synchronicity® at the AWBC 2019 fall conference!

In this session you will also see how you’re presently showing up in your business. You’ll be able to identify what’s important to you in life and in your business and what truly motivates you. You’ll have the opportunity to identify your strengths and weaknesses and while focusing on the strengths of your business brand's purpose and business goals.

Module Two: You are the CEO and Leader of Your Business

You’ll be learning how to motivate yourself by creating a successful and leadership mindset. It takes a deep dive into what is blocking you from being the most successful entrepreneur you can be. You’ll be uncovering your brilliance by discovering the secret energy of your thoughts, beliefs, decisions and actions…no more procrastination and you’ll learn why it started in the first place!

Plus, you’ll identify and learn about your Leadership Personality.

Module Three: Guard Your High Energy Time for Maximum Productivity

In this session you will learn six strategies to increase your time and…productivity. You’ll learn how to control your time and your energy, rather than be governed by the clock. You will learn healthy time boundaries that will alleviate time stress and allow you to get things done. All the time & productivity strategies you learn for your business can easily be transferred to your life, in general. You will understand procrastination and know how to pull out of it and overwhelm in within 60 seconds!

Module Four: Creating a Profitable Business

In this module you’ll learn to get paid what you’re worth and that starts with how you and your clients/customers value what you do!

Making more money is not necessarily the key to a profitable business. You’ll learn the key points and metrics that create profits for your business and the money mindset that goes with it!

Money is just an exchange for the value your customers/clients perceive you give them.

This Program was designed specifically for Women Business Centers and the members they serve.

Other Services:
• Executive Coaching
• Strategic Branding 360
• Writing non-fiction books
• Building Focus & Momentum
• Book Marketing
• Starting a new career or second do-over – Generation Why Not?®
Phone:
310.741.1583
Organization Name:
The Marketing Time Source, LLC
Point of Contact:
Ruth Klein
Grow with Google Partner Program
Product or Service Description:
Grow with Google helps people across the United States gain digital skills to grow their careers and businesses. The Grow with Google Partner Program provides nonprofits with access to free resources, workshop materials, and hands-on help to enable them to teach digital skills trainings in their communities. Visit g.co/grow/awbc to learn more.
Organization Name:
Grow with Google
Point of Contact:
gwgpartners@google.com
Hello Alice – small business grants, guides, and events
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Hello Alice enables business for all, connecting people of color, women, veterans, and everyone with an entrepreneurial spirit with relevant capital, networks, and tools to grow. We deploy grants of $10k+ to small business owners across the country, provide hundreds of online guides on topics ranging from choosing the right business structure to writing a business plan, and host events with experts who can share insights like growing a small business.
Organization Name:
Hello Alice
Point of Contact:
Sophia Zisook, Director of Organizational Partnerships
IBISWorld Industry Research
Address: 40 Wall Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10005 USA
65211
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Product or Service Description:
IBISWorld publishes Industry Research Reports and Risk Analysis on 1450 industries. Our reports cover the impacts of COVID; industry revenue growth, cost structure (including profit margins), import/export data, business closure rates, and employment and wages data going back 10+ years and forecast out 5 years. We also discuss industry trends, product/service segmentation, market segmentation (who buys from the industry), business locations, supply chain analysis, key macro level drivers that impact each industry, technology changes, and much more.
Phone:
(201) 839-4882
Organization Name:
IBISWorld Industry Research
Point of Contact:
Troy Schulte
IGNITE 360 Business Mentoring Program
Address: 150 W. University Blvd.
32901
Product or Service Description:
The IGNITE 360® Business Mentoring Program is an activities based, outcome driven program designed to help Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) manage a sustainable, structured business mentoring program that will facilitate measurable growth for clients, offer in-depth support to second stage businesses, improve volunteer engagement and generate program income to support the WBC.

The tiered programming provides support for every stage of a business’s lifecycle. In this way, IGNITE 360® offers a natural growth cycle for clients to stay engaged with your center year after year.

This highly customizable program can be used to accelerate sustainable business growth for emerging and second-stage companies across all industries. However, this is a fee-for-service WBC program with a significant vetting process to ensure clients are ready to commit to do the work and be held accountable.

The vetting process and accountability metrics ensure that clients achieve measurable growth while participating in the program. It also provides a positive volunteer experience for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), allowing them to offer meaningful support to clients in a structured environment, where their time is valued.

Clients often go on to become WBC advocates, donors, mentors and even board members. Many mentors become long-term advisors to the clients they serve, and become key partners for the WBC, generating client and donor referrals.

The IGNITE 360® Model was designed and trademarked by weVENTURE WBC at Florida Institute of Technology and has graduated 140 clients since 2014. weVENTURE WBC averages 20 clients a year and program graduates see an average of 40% growth in revenue upon completion. 93% of IGNITE 360® graduates created new jobs upon completion. The positive outcomes IGNITE 360® clients experience are utilized in community outreach, helping showcase the dramatic impact the WBC and female entrepreneurs have in our local economy.

Tiered Program To Meet Client Needs

IGNITE 360® PATHWAYS walks aspiring entrepreneurs through the start-up process, laying a solid foundation for their business to grow on. (3 months)
IGNITE 360® TRANSITION is a mentoring program for business owners ready to focus on strategy and business fundamentals to gain a strong foundation for growth or change. (3 months)
IGNITE 360® ADVANTAGE is a unique mentoring program developed for emerging businesses that are committed to growth. (6 months)
IGNITE 360® PREMIER is for experienced second-stage companies that are focused on transformational activities that include but is not limited to management changes, exit strategies, or expansion. (6 months)







Phone:
3216747007
Organization Name:
WeVENTURE women's business center at Florida Tech Bisk College of Business
Point of Contact:
Kathryn Rudloff
KIva Hubs
Address: 986 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
94103
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Kiva US provides direct loans at 0% interest and no fees from $1,000-$15,000 through crowdfunding, providing the first step on the often inaccessible capital ladder to financially excluded entrepreneurs. Hubs are local organizations that partner with Kiva to expand capital access within a specific geography and to promote collaboration among stakeholders using Kiva’s plug-and-play tool.
Phone:
415-515-9417
Organization Name:
Kiva
Point of Contact:
Anne Lufkin-Riaño, Kiva US Strategic Partnerships Manager
Law Firm – Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Address: 2550 M Street, NW
Washington, DC
20037
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Product or Service Description:
Squire Patton Boggs is a global law firm. We are committed to supporting the Association of Women's Business Centers members with their legal and business needs. We can assist with your compliance and government contracting needs as well as all other related legal services.
Phone:
12024576110
Organization Name:
Ericka Johnson
Point of Contact:
Ericka Johnson
LivePlan
Address: 44 W Broadway, Suite 426
Eugene, OR
97401
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Product or Service Description:
Whether your clients are starting, running, or growing their business, LivePlan is designed with their success in mind. LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups.

- Quickly understand your client's business
- Create a fundable business plan using a proven template
- Reduce your time spent on forecasting by 70 percent
- Know how your client's numbers stack up against the competition
- Advise strategically every month and help your clients grow their business
Organization Name:
Palo Alto Software, maker of LivePlan
Point of Contact:
Josh Fegles or Justin Hardersen
Master Your Card Financial Education program
Product or Service Description:
Accepting credit, debit and prepaid cards help businesses grow while saving money and resources. The Master Your Card education program helps you understand the benefits of accepting payment cards, how to select the best processor, negotiate a contract and protect your and your customers information.
Phone:
+1 (914) 2492537
Organization Name:
Mercedes Garcia and/or Jimmy Chow at Mastercard
Point of Contact:
Mercedes.garcia@mastercard.com or Jimmy.Chow@mastercard.com
Improving nonprofit and community outcomes for over 25 years.
Address: Based in San Francisco, California
94110
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Marian Doub Consulting (MDC) Team
• 10+ years of organizational capacity building facilitating the design, build, and use of high-integrity data systems for monitoring and improving program results and client outcomes with small business development and community-based economic and asset development practitioner and intermediary agencies.
• Consults extensively with the staff and organizational members of the California WBC Network, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB), Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC), NeighborWorks America’s Success Measures Evaluation Services, California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), and, previously, the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunity Program.
• Ongoing Evaluation, Knowledge and Data System management consulting with NALCAB and California Women’s Business Center (WBC) Network members.
Marian Doub, Principal: 25+ years as a nationally respected practical visionary, manager and results-oriented administrator with over 100 public, nongovernmental, non-profit agencies, and grassroots organizations.
Jim Wood, Data System Analyst, Developer and Communications subcontractor: has been consulting for a wide range of nonprofit organizations to create effective information management systems and solutions since 2010.
Additional team members provide data analysis and visualization, content expertise, and project management as needed.
Phone:
1-415-730-1873
Organization Name:
Marian Doub Consulting (MDC)
Point of Contact:
Marian Doub, Principal
Money Smart for Small Business curriculum
Address: 550 17th St. NW, F-6000
Washington, D.C.
20429
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Product or Service Description:
Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides an introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. MSSB was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The materials are available for immediate download. The instructor led curriculum consists of 13 modules in English and Spanish. The modules include Banking Services, Credit Reporting, Financial Management, Insurance, Organizational Types, Record Keeping, Risk Management, Selling a Business & Succession Planning, Tax Planning, Time Management, Is Small Business Ownership a Good Fit for You?, Planning for a Healthy Business and Managing Cash Flow.
Phone:
1-877-275-3342
Organization Name:
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Point of Contact:
CommunityAffairs@fdic.gov
Neoserra and eCenter Direct
Address: 5385 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA
93111
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Product or Service Description:
Neoserra is a CRM system designed specifically for SBA-funded programs. Neoserra lets you track clients and your activities with these clients, such as counseling activity, or training activity or capital funding activity. The really nice thing about Neoserra is that everything is organized in one place, easily accessible and easily reportable, and that includes your client files such as their 641 forms, their business plans, financial statements and other relevant information. Also included in the client file are survey responses, sticky notes and calendar appointments. Everything in one place means that you’ll see where everything is and understand what everyone’s working on. But perhaps the best part of Neoserra is its integration with eCenter Direct. eCenter Direct is a client portal that lets your clients complete an online 641 application and sign up for training events. Together these two products will help improve your communications with your clients and streamline your operations.
Phone:
805-967-1280
Organization Name:
OutreachSystems
Point of Contact:
Colette Williams
NowAccount
Address: 800 Battery AVE SE, #100, Atlanta, GA
30339
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Product or Service Description:
NowAccount is committed to helping your business grow through accelerated invoice payments. Don't take risky loans or wait 30, 60, or 90 days for your revenue. Work seamlessly with your NowAccount and get your customer invoices paid within one day for a single transaction fee (3-5%).

NowAccount is an invoice payment solution that allows you to upload your invoices into the NowAccount portal and convert your A/R into cash. Thus, eliminating the need for other stressful collections tactics, like negotiating new payment terms or offering early payment discounts. NowAccount only charges a flat processing fee, similar to a credit card, so you don’t incur hefty interest fees from traditional financing or variable and hidden fees from invoice factoring.

See if you qualify for a NowAccount - because you deserve to get paid immediately.
Phone:
1 (855) 966-9435
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Organization Name:
Now
Point of Contact:
David Liles
Outcome Tracker
Address: 1400 Technology Dr.
Harrisonburg, VA
22802
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Product or Service Description:
VistaShare has served Women’s Business Centers since 2004 with Outcome Tracker, a cloud-based platform that helps you serve clients both remotely and in-person, customize for local needs, and report on your results.

Outcome Tracker customizable portals and forms enable you to engage remotely with clients via their computer, tablet, or phone. Clients can:
- Inquire online
- Complete the 641 online
- Electronic Signature for the 641 and other forms/documents
- Self-enroll in classes and workshops
- Complete surveys
- Securely upload documents, such as business plans and financial statements
- View video resources and download documents
- Receive messages from you via email or text message

When counselors are able to visit clients on-site, they can use a tablet to access and enter client information. Outcome Tracker’s client pages adapt to the size of the screen.

Beyond your standard SBA data needs, Outcome Tracker enables you to configure fields, forms, tabs, reports and more for your local needs. It is all integrated with the rest of your client data.

Using Outcome Tracker’s reporting tool, you can slice and dice your data using queries, crosstab tables, and charts. View key dashboard reports on your homepage and download chart images for use in slides or documents.

Serve your clients remotely or in person. Customize for local needs. Report on your results. Contact us to learn more.
Phone:
866-828-4782
Organization Name:
VistaShare
Point of Contact:
Patrick Ressler
QuickBooks by Intuit
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Product or Service Description:
QuickBooks is the #1 accounting solution for small business. Learn how QuickBooks can help you manage your finances, send invoices and get paid faster, track your cash flow, and pay your employees.
Organization Name:
Intuit
Point of Contact:
Aidan McCann
Square – The future of business is yours to shape.
Address: Offering support nationwide: online, via phone, email and chat.
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Product or Service Description:
Square has the tools to run your business — even when it’s not business as usual. Our solutions help any business make the shifts it needs, whether that’s selling online or safely in person; providing delivery, shipping, or pickup; promoting your business; or maintaining cash flow. Stay connected with your customers through tools that connect together.
Organization Name:
Square
Point of Contact:
Martin Guerrero
Strategy in Action
Address: 655 Cinnamon Ct.
Satellite Beach, FL
32937
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Product or Service Description:
Strategy in Action Program:
Do you know when you’re feeling overworked and underappreciated, you have more to do than you can handle, but your don’t have the help and support you need? We show business leaders how to get clear, stay focused and work smarter so they can do great, satisfying work and have a life.

Other services:
BJG Global Consultants provide evidence based interventions and solutions for leaders and their organizations to effect profitable and sustainable strategic growth in the following areas:

*executive coaching
*small business coaching
*leadership development
*team building
*strategic planning and implementation
*global leadership
*cross cultural management
Phone:
3212667340
Organization Name:
BJG Global Consultants
Point of Contact:
Beth Gitlin
Crowdfund Better
Address: 800 W. Main Street, Suite 1460
Boise, ID
83702
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Product or Service Description:
Since 2012, Crowdfund Better has been providing crowdfunding education, strategy, training, and support to entrepreneurs, social enterprises, small business advisors, and crowdfunding platforms. The Crowdfund Better Process™ is a step-by-step crowdfunding education and training to help idea stage, startup and established businesses raise capital by unlocking the financial, creative and social support of their networks.

- Want a “Crowdfunding Basics” webinar for your clients?
- Looking for help assessing a client’s viability for crowdfunding?
- Need crowdfunding professional development training for your staff?
- Want to plug our Crowdfund Better Process™ into your organization’s business advisory services?

Small businesses in the U.S. raised almost $1B in funding via crowdfunding in 2020. Don’t let your clients miss out on this new access-to-capital tool.
Phone:
208-297-3447
Organization Name:
Crowdfund Better
Point of Contact:
Scott Madsen
The NDWBC Library
Address: 2720 E Broadway Ave #1,
58501
Listing Category:
Product or Service Description:
Let us guide you to the next level of business success with our newest online tool, The Library. The
Library contains a series of training videos on an array of topics that aim to support small business
owners and entrepreneurs by providing education, training, and resources.
Phone:
701-223-0707
Organization Name:
North Dakota Women's Business Center
Point of Contact:
Austin Mack
TheSB.com
Address: 725 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, Ga
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Product or Service Description:
We connect small business owners with the right people to build their business.
We help to connect small businesses with vetted, discounted, and qualified service providers to take their business to the next level.
We save businesses months of work and thousands of dollars every year by helping them find...
The right web developer or marketing professional.
The right accountant.
The right person to get their brand message right.
The right general contractor.
The right social media marketer.
The right ads expert.
The right business consultant.
The right people to hire.
And more...
Helping Small Businesses connect with the right people to help them become more profitable and grow faster.

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Organization Name:
The Velocity Company, Inc.
Point of Contact:
J.R. McNair

Technology

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