PRICE FINDER

ECOMMERCE TOOLS


http://www.vendio.com/

Open An eCommerce Store and Build Your Brand

endio's Facebook Store application to get your items in front of 800 million+ Facebook users. Display the contents of your Vendio online store on your Facebook page, and allow customers to shop and checkout - without leaving Facebook.





PODs  

Print on demand documents 

SITES AND BIZ SUPPORT NETWORKS


PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS AND SERVICES ON PRODUCTS 


MAKING GREEN BUILDINGS-FREE COURSE


http://www.search-error.com/index.php?origURL=http%3A//www.greenbuilding-class.org/&r=http%3A//www.openculture.com/2011/11/stanford_launching_14_free_online_courses_in_januaryfebruary_enroll_today.html



http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ftannedfeet.com%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHkmtIs2ZxZVyOrHcdR6J8Fhy2NjQ


Entrepreneurs Help Page/The Internet has no Laws/SBA Learning Center/How to Set and Negotiate your Freelance Business Rates/Learn about SBA's efforts to improve its online capabilities and offerings in the areas of services, mobility, engagement and security/Find self paced courses, videos and expert chats in the sba learning center



The National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) contains international trade-related data

Market Research Library

http://www.export.gov/mrktresearch/index.asp

http://www.export.gov/


http://www.sba.gov/content/green-business-guide


Greener Choices

http://www.greenerchoices.org/home.cfm


"Ecolabeling is important way to market your product to green consumers and differentiate your product or service as environmentally sound "


Green Marketing

http://www.sba.gov/content/green-marketing

Smart Steps to Sustainability: A Guide to Greening Your Small Business.


Green Business Practices

http://www.sba.gov/content/green-business-practices

Green Commuting



http://www.zazzle.com/businesscards


print at home cards


http://www.snapfish.com/snapfish/fe/printathome-photo-cards/


network with HP ACTIVITY CENTER

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/printables/overview.html


http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/mobility/overview.html


"Easily print from your smartphone or tablet"


http://www.inc.com/encyclopedia/advertisingbudget.html


http://www.edenpress.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=191


http://www.edenpress.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=206


http://www.inc.com/murray-newlands/7-ways-to-impress-your-potential-investors.html


http://thebabyboomerentrepreneur.com/258/what-is-the-rule-of-seven-and-how-will-it-improve-your-marketing/


ISBN: Document 619 Write it Once - Sell it Forever


http://www.allbusiness.com/marketing-advertising/internet-marketing/3871389-1.html

(FROM THE ACTUAL LIST OF INSTANT REPORTS AND SELF PUBLISHING BY THE EXPERT 



"Network for Good created the Digital Giving Index to provide insights on charitable giving for nonprofits "

http://www1.networkforgood.org/

http://www.fundraising123.org/


" We make it easy for nonprofits and corporate partners to raise money for good causes with online fundraising software, coaching, and expert solutions."


RESOURCE FOR ONLINE BIZ TOOLS


DonateNow: Our affordable, user-friendly, and powerful donation processing system that allows your nonprofit to have a customized, branded online donation page


https://www.facebook.com/networkforgood/info


Online Fundraising Tools

PARTNERS

http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-companies/clients

SOCIAL GOOD/PHILANTHROPIC CAUSES NETWORK

Social Good Platform



https://microventures.com/?size=2304


What is MicroVentures?  

Venture Capital Investment Bank 


MicroVentures is one of the first Venture Capital Investment Banks. We do what venture capital firms do and more. We find startups that may have incredible potential, perform complete due diligence, and enable our investors to purchase an equity stake in these companies. But that is where the similarities end.

What makes MicroVentures different is that we are a full service online platform for venture capital investing that is open to the public. We take the best parts of Venture Capital (connections, research, deal flow, mentoring, money management) and combine it with the best aspects of Equity Crowdfunding (open access, ease of use, diversification) to give investors the best of both worlds.

Gone are the days when you needed a personal invitation from a friend just for the chance to risk $100,000, at a minimum, on asingle deal. MicroVentures has turned that model on its head. We match startups seeking capital with investors looking to invest as little as $3,000. And as a FINRA-registered broker-dealer, we are there to assist you every step of the way.



http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/programs/business-volunteers-for-the-arts-bva/


MORE GREEN CHOICES 



RESOURCES 
http://www.officedepot.com/a/businesstools/tools/articlesorg_m/

http://epostcard.form990.org/

http://www.nationalec.org/
http://www.fbdc.net/

Business Toolbox  http://www.nationalec.org/Checklist/

FREE online course called, “The Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business.”  Through this self-paced training program, you will learn:

a. How to turn your business idea into a reality.
b. The steps to starting a business.
c. What you need to help your business succeed.


http://www.nationalec.org/Checklist/BusinessTemplate/

http://www.flvec.com/

The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a free web portal designed to connect entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and service providers who can support their new or growing business.

FREE BIZ PLAN TEMPLATE

http://www.nationalec.org/Checklist/BusinessTemplate/

National Entrepreneur Center
407-420-4848 (tel)
407-420-4849 (fax)
Orlando Fashion Square 
3201 E. Colonial Drive 
Suite A-20
Orlando, FL 32803
 The National Entrepreneur Center PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES:

•  Free One-on-One Business Coaching
•  Low-Cost Business Seminars
•  Networking Events
•  Onsite Business Lab
•  Access to Business Resources
•  Certification Assistance for Minority/ Women-Owned Businesses
•  Connections to Procurement Assistance
•  Publicity Opportunities
•  CEO & Advisory Board Programs
•  Export Assistance
•  Training and Conference Room Rentals


http://www.tedcenter.org/
The TED Center 

Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development

is a non-profit organization that supports the successful development of entrepreneurs, small companies, and start up businesses. The TED Center is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation


http://www.nationalec.org/Checklist/BusinessTemplate/

Starting a Non-Profit Organization


state by state guide:

https://www.harborcompliance.com/information/how-to-start-a-non-profit-organization.php
http://www.christopherreeve.org/atf/cf/%7B173bca02-3665-49ab-9378-be009c58a5d3%7D/STARTING%20A%20NONPROFIT%20ORG%2012-11%20JPW.PDF
Books 
 
• Hutton, Stan and Frances Phillips. Nonprofit Kit for Dummies. 2005 
 
• Mancuso, Anthony. How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation. Berkeley, CA: 
Nolo, 2007. 8th edition. Includes a CD. 
This book pertains to 501c3 tax exemption only. 
 
• Starting and Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide. Nolo, 2009. 
How Do You Incorporate as a Nonprofit? (http://womeninbusiness.about.com/od/nonprofitorganization1/fl/Nonprofit-Organizations-101.htm)

Just as with forming a for-profit business, you need to do a feasibility study, write a business plan, and prepare a mission statement. In addition to the standard requirements involved in starting any business, to form a nonprofit you need to:

  • Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN): This substitutes as a social security number for the corporation. You can apply for an EIN onlinethrough the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website.
  • Form a Board of Directors: All incorporated nonprofit organizations must have a board of directors.File Your Founding Documents: These include Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. You need to file these documents in the state in which you want to register your corporation. In most states, you do not have to file a fictitious name statement when incorporating a business.

http://nonprofit.about.com/od/qathebasics/f/27month.htm

  • Start a donor-advised fund. If you want to start a nonprofit to give grants or scholarships, community foundations, financial institutions, and some public charities offer donor advised funds and other philanthropic services. These providers offer a range of services, from managing the funds and paperwork, to advising on organizations and causes that you care about. Learn more about donor-advised funds…
http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Nonprofit-Management/Establishment/alternatives-to-starting-a-nonprofit


MOBILE GIVING
http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Nonprofit-




What is a Text Donation?

A text donation is simple! It's literally just sending a text message to a keyword (e.g. HAITI) and shortcode (e.g. 90999) in which $5 or $10 donations to a charity are added to the wireless subscriber's phone bill, collected and remitted to the designated charity.

The key advantages of text giving over any form of mobile giving (pledging, apps, website) include:

  1. Speed and Ease of Giving - It takes seconds to make a donation. Try entering your credit card information on a mobile device and see how long it takes.
  2. Security of the Carrier Billing Systems - Unlike sending financial information over your mobile device, direct carrier billing is secure. 
How to Set Up Text Donations

In order to receive text donations, wireless carriers require that participating organizations are public 501c3 organizations and have a minimum previous year's annual revenue of $500K.

Qualifying nonprofits apply and are certified through The mGive Foundation in order to activate a donation keyword (e.g. HAITI, HOPE, or THRIVE). 


 


 http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Funding-Resources/online-virtual-fundraising/mobile-giving




Management/Establishment/alternatives-to-starting-a-nonprofit
In order to receive a tax-exemption dating from the date of your incorporation, you need to file IRS Form 1023 within 27 months of your incorporation.

http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check
ONLINE TAX EXEMPT STATUS OR ENTITY VERIFICATION THROUGH THE IRS


IRS publication 557 contains information on qualifying for and applying for 501(c)(3) status.

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1023.pdf 

http://www.sba.gov/content/getting-d-u-n-s-number

MORE TEMPLATES
http://www.printlion.com/templates.html#businesscards

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/social-innovation/life-building.html#.VBs2LfldX9s


"The most powerful tools to lift people out of poverty are education and jobs. HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills and IT training. HP LIFE has helped create more than 57,000 jobs and 25,000 businesses in 49 countries." 

 ITS ALIVE
https://www.ein-gov.us/application.php?form=other

http://nonprofit.about.com/od/nonprofitbasics/a/classifications.htm

A private foundation, on the other hand, usually has a single source of funding (such as gifts from one family or corporation), and primarily engages in making grants to other charitable organizations and to individuals. Foundations do not directly operate charitable programs.

Public charities and private foundations are exempt from federal income tax and contributions made to them by individuals and corporations are deductible for the donors.

The 501(c)(3) designation is the most common and applies to "charitable" organizations. Each charitable organization is classified either as a public charity or as a private foundation.


  • Pros and Cons: The advantages and disadvantages of establishing a nonprofit vary considerably depending upon the type of organization you are creating. Tax-exempt organizations may be eligible for retail discounts, reduced postal rates, and can provide tax receipts to donors. Nonexempt organizations may not give tax receipts.

INCENTIVES!!!

tax receipts to donors 


1 2 3


Paperwork:

  • Form CR2E006: Florida Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • IRS Form SS-4: Obtain an EIN
  • IRS Form 1023: 501(c) Tax Exempt Application
  • IRS Determination Letter
  • Form DR-1: Florida Business Tax Application
  • Form DR-5: Florida Application for Consumer's Certificate of Exemption
  • URS Charitable Registration, if applicable
  • Form FDACS-10100: Solicitation of Contributions Registration Application, or Form FDACS-10110: Exempt Charitable Organizations/Sponsors Application.
  • Paperwork:

    • Form CR2E006: Florida Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
    • Bylaws
    • IRS Form SS-4: Obtain an EIN
    • IRS Form 1023: 501(c) Tax Exempt Application
    • IRS Determination Letter
    • Form DR-1: Florida Business Tax Application
    • Form DR-5: Florida Application for Consumer's Certificate of Exemption
    • URS Charitable Registration, if applicable
    • Form FDACS-10100: Solicitation of Contributions Registration Application, or Form FDACS-10110: Exempt Charitable Organizations/Sponsors Application.
    • Incorporation: $70
    • 501(c): $400 or $850 IRS fee
    • Florida sales tax license: $5, if applicable
    • Florida Charitable registration: $10-$400 ($0 if exempt)
    • Incorporation: ~1-3 days online. ~8-17 days by mail.
    • 501(c): ~3-6 months


Who Wants to See Your Balance Sheet? 

Many people and organizations are interested in the financial affairs of your company, whether you want them to be or not. You of course want to know about the progress of your enterprise and what's happening to your livelihood. However, your creditors also want assurance that you will be able to pay them when they ask. Prospective investors are looking for a solid company to bet their money on, and they want financial information to help them make a sound decision. Your management group also requires detailed financial data and the labor unions (if applicable) will want to know your employees are getting a fair share of your business earnings.


http://www.tdbank.com/small_business/workshops/BalanceSheet/textbalance.htm#who




Accounts Receivable

Simply stated, accounts receivables are the amounts owed to you and are evidenced on your balance sheet by promissory notes. Accounts receivable are the amounts billed to your customers and owed to you on the balance sheet's date. You should label all other accounts receivable appropriately and show them apart from the accounts receivable arising in the course of trade. If these other amounts are currently collectible, they may be classified as current assets.

https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/housing/home-equity-tutorial/v/introduction-to-balance-sheets

http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=mxsYHiDVNlk


instant balance sheet

https://formswift.com/builder.php?documentType=balance-sheet&ses=c5f41e1391547b12e9725b65e08286b9&key=9965545 

MORE TOOLS IN 


THE T.O.O.L BOX


TOTAL ORGANIZATIONAL OUTSOURCE LEADERSHIP


EMPLOYER HELP CENTER http://www.guru.com/help/employer-help-center/my-projects/agreements/project-agreements/

(http://www.myownbusiness.org/images/hpol_pops/smob_s3.html)

eBay Radio 
http://www.voicemarketingradio.com/vmr/content/ebay-radio-show-519-segment-2

MALL KIOSKS

http://www.ehow.com/how_7545666_start-business-mall-using-kiosk.html#page=7



SEMINARS SHOWCASING MOVIES,SEMINAR COACHING,TUTORIALS ETC. RELATED CHARITABLE EVENTS
TaxTV
Tax Exemption Organizations Exclusive

http://taxtv.com/content/editorial/page/3/
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf

Company Wide Day of Service Events

Could your organization benefit from a large volunteer event? If so, you should consider partnering with a local corporation to create a company-wide day of service. These events require an immense amount of pre-event coordination, but if you can pull it off, your organization can benefit from a large group of skilled volunteers. As an added benefit, companies also frequently provide funding for these events.

One tip for organizations looking to pull these events off successfully is to design appropriate sized chunks of work that can be finished by groups of company employees in a single day.



VolunteerMatch offers a variety of tools and services to help you recruit new volunteers, manage volunteers and prospects, and become a great place to volunteer.

Start now by registering your organization at VolunteerMatch. It's free to join and it only takes a few minutes.

http://www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits/

http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/groups/sig-trusts-and-statutory/


Black Fundraisers UK is a voluntary organisation working to support fundraisers from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Community by providing a regular forum to meet, share experiences and access professional support. Black Fundraisers UK was founded in 2006 by black professionals with a common vision and over 30 years of fundraising experience.


http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/groups/sig-black-fundraisers-network/


The U.S. Department of State Office of Authentications accepts requests via the following:


"In accordance with 22 CFR, Part 131, the Office of Authentications provides signed certificates of authenticity for a variety of documents to individuals, institutions, and government agencies. Examples of documents that may require authentication for use abroad may include, but are not limited to, company bylaws, powers of attorney, trademarks, diplomas, treaties, warrants, extraditions, agreements, certificates of good standing, and courier letters."  ((http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english/legal-considerations/judicial/authentication-of-documents/office-of-authentications.html)

Office of Authentications
  U.S. Department of State
  600 19th Street, NW
  Washington, DC 20006

In this video, 10 different food labels, including "natural," "fresh," "free range," and other widely used labels--are critiqued by Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., who leads the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports.

http://www.epa.gov/osbp/pdfs/smart_steps_greening_guide_042101.pdf

EPA's Green Power Use Map is a visual representation of the Green Power Partnership's more than 1,300 Partners and their respective green power use. Use the Green Power Use Map to see the level of green power activity in different regions of the country.

http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/

List of Greener Products Programs http://epa.gov/greenerproducts/programs/index.html

The SME Toolkit offers software, business forms, training, and more to help small businesses in emerging markets grow and succeed. It’s free and easy to use. Just search or browse the categories for the information you need. http://www.tedcenter.org/RESOURCES.html

  • Minority Business Development Centers, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, offer free help to minority-owned businesses through about 40 centers nationwide.  Visit the Minority Business Development Agency atwww.mbda.gov.
  • https://www.score.org/mentors

MORE TOOLS TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AS A FRANCHISE, SMALL BIZ OWNER, BUYING OR SELLING & SUCCESSION OF YOUR BUSINESS
http://www.myownbusiness.org/

Select a Free Business Course

http://www.myownbusiness.org/course.html


http://www.myownbusiness.org/images/hpol_pops/smob_s9.html
http://www.myownbusiness.org/images/hpol_pops/bmob_franchising_your_business.html
http://www.myownbusiness.org/images/hpol_pops/bmob_buying_businesses.html
http://www.myownbusiness.org/images/hpol_pops/bmob_succession.html


SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
PHILANTHROPY & SUCCESS IN MERGING PHILANTHROPY & BUSINESS 
SUCCESS STORIES 

http://ibmsmartcamp.com/2014/09/15/mysmart-farm-continues-to-cultivate-its-relationship-with-ibm/

BizMovie was originally developed in collaboration with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) in order to bring together important technology skills in a business context http://www.bizworld.org/Bizmovie-Entrepreneurship

BizWorld.org provides engaging, hands-on programs promoting financial responsibility, leadership and teamwork skills for elementary and middle school students across the country and around the world. By teaching them leadership, entrepreneurship and business skills, students are better prepared to tackle the academic challenges of the 21st century. Children work together in a real-world environment to create a business. They discover their talents, develop critical skills for success, and increase their self-confidence.

DreamIt Ventures began hosting start-ups in Philadelphia in 2007. Recently, the incubator expanded to New York City, where 12 of its alumni companies are based. Offering $5,000 for each additional team member (up to $25,000 for a team of five), DreamIt makes available a bit more seed funding than the average incubator. Like other top-tier incubators, DreamIt provides successful applicants with mentorship from entrepreneurs, as well as legal, accounting, and administrative help, and a demonstration day during which teams present their fledgling companies to investors

http://www.inc.com/ss/10-start-up-incubators-to-watch#3
“My SCORE mentor has been tremendously helpful in the marketing of my business. 
I’m here because of SCORE!” - Don Beckman, Solar Institute of Nevada "
The SCORE Foundation serves as the philanthripic arm of SCORE, America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs.  
http://www.scorefoundation.org/

EBAY/PAYPALeBay Inc., founded in September 1995, provides an online venue for the sale of goods and services by a diverse community of individuals and small businesses. eBay has several hundred million registered members from around the world.


eBook
Sister CEO : the Black woman's guide to starting her own business

“your mind can do wonders. It will do whatever you command it to do. If you tell it that your goal is to start a business, it will do everything in its power to help you start the business…”


VirtualWorks™ finds and catalogs all your information into a single enterprise-wide index. It’s called the Universal Index™   and it’s completely changing the way enterprises of all sizes attack their information challenges.


http://www.newworldangels.com/wp/portfolio/virtual-works/

PREVIEW:
http://books.google.com/books?id=Jq2pU8YdfiAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false


http://www.learner.org/resources/transcripts/EconomicsUSA/2TheFirm.pdf

http://www.learner.org/series/econusa/video/?pid=2454&uid=2&unit=The%20Firm
http://danielsethics.mgt.unm.edu/pdf/ben-and-jerry-case-.pdf

...a $5 Pennsylvania State University correspondence 
course in ice cream making. Driven by Cohen and Greenfield’s 1960s ideals, Ben & Jerry’s 
Homemade, Inc., has grown to be a very successful business, with an enviable level of brand-name 
recognition for the firm’s internationally distributed frozen dessert products, including ice cream, 
frozen yogurt, and sorbets. In addition, there are 337 franchise or company-owned “scoop shops” in 
the United States, United Kingdom, Holland, France, Israel, Spain, and Lebanon. 


Business Success Stories cont.
Crowdsourcing To Your Brand
https://www.weargustin.com/story
https://www.weargustin.com/howitworks

http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/ 
http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/media/pdf/shop_menu.pdf
http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/recipes/
http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/do-good/
Peanut Butter & Co. has participated in making over 150 micro loans possible through Kiva, the leader in micro-finance. http://www.kiva.org/lender/lee8933

CUPCAKE KIOSKS 
http://gigiscupcakesusa.com/gigisstory

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Cupcake-kiosk-with-cupcake-stand-bakery_60011490481.html
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Low-price-customized-sandwich-kiosk-design_60015996017.html
http://retaildesignblog.net/2011/12/17/bea%E2%80%99s-of-bloomsbury-cupcake-kiosk-by-carbon-abu-dhabi/

FOR THE ADULT CUPCAKE LOVER
GOURMET & LIQUOR 
http://www.hapacupcakes.com/cupcakes.html
http://tipsytreats.com/
http://www.browneyedbaker.com/margarita-cupcakes-cinco-de-mayo/

http://www.allvictors-mobileapps.com/


5 REASONS SMALL BUSINESS CAN NOT IGNORE MOBILE APPLICATIONS 

http://www.allvictors-mobileapps.com/


Easy-to-use tools for every corner of your business.  https://squareup.com/reader




SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
PHILANTHROPY & SUCCESS IN MERGING PHILANTHROPY & BUSINESS 
SUCCESS STORIES 

PERSONAL TESTIMONY
DR. SHEILA JOCELYN SHAW
MICROLOAN PARTICIPANT/BAMI

Small Biz Development Specialist/Architect 
Some of my feature projects include:

http://shawmobilefitness.webs.com/
http://shawnotesventureship.blogspot.com/
http://techacrossbarriers.webs.com/
http://spokenwordpoetscornerundressed.webs.com/
http://waffleandgrillcafe.blogspot.com/
http://drsheilajocelynshawlifecoach.blogspot.com/
http://spaoccassiontheextraordinaryoccassion.blogspot.com/

 

Educational Philanthropist - website link Dr. Sheila Jocelyn Shaw, Doctorate of Business Administration & Marketing http://educationtopicsnow.blogspot.com/
Life Coach http://drsheilajocelynshawlifecoach.blogspot.com/

http://educationtopicsnow.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=XxeHxz8BAAA.-lXW94HU6wkZ5c4BQy0lGQ.Gz84OsllkrAs7MGiiIkB_w&postId=704518123668725192&type=POST 



Our dynamics of multimedia arts and creative innovations include
digital photo imaging
digital arts ready formatting
book design
photostock research
 videography
editing
advertisement ready copy ad, scripts and productions in audio and video formats

Whether you're expanding your image with the power of multimedia today or you're capturing those personal moments forever do it in a special way. Let our creative behind the scenes and design teams do the work. Interactive Media Services, Desktop Publishing, Desktop Publishing Printing 


 Corporate Filing - 700083938307

The Articles of Incorporation for STYLES MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS,
DESIGN & PUBLISHING   INC. were filed electronically on January
16, 2007, as verified by the letter and authentication number
shown below and were assigned document number P07000007078.

http://www.webspawner.com/users/50ways/



http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/groups/sig-trusts-and-statutory/


Black Fundraisers UK is a voluntary organisation working to support fundraisers from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Community by providing a regular forum to meet, share experiences and access professional support. Black Fundraisers UK was founded in 2006 by black professionals with a common vision and over 30 years of fundraising experience.


http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/groups/sig-black-fundraisers-network/

“Entrepreneur in Residence” at several incubators..." http://www.amazon.com/CrowdFund-Your-StartUp-CrowdFunding-Techniques/dp/0615632645/ref=pd_sim_b_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SR3BQRFRY42421ET3HX

This short video describes SBA's HUBZone program which helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

GREENING your business pdf doc http://www.epa.gov/osbp/pdfs/smart_steps_greening_guide_042101.pdf


Eco-Friendly Product Demand

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment-july-dec08-greengoods_08-15/

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/50-top-sources-of-free-elearning-courses/


http://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/finding-and-attracting-investors


http://www.sba.gov/content/list-participating-surety-companies-agents...

surety companies and agents who participate in the SBA's Surety Guarantee program.

Participating Prior Approval Surety Companies




http://www.sba.gov/oig/oig-directory

SBA OIG’s Leadership, Investigations, Office of Security Operations, and Auditing Division.

Office of Inspector General

409 3rd Street, SW, Suite 7150
Washington, DC 20416
(202) 205-6586





The JOBS Act is a product of bipartisan cooperation, with the President and Congress working together to promote American entrepreneurship and innovation while maintaining important protections for American investors.  It will help growing businesses access financing while maintaining investor protections, in several ways: read more...

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/05/president-obama-sign-jumpstart-our-business-startups-jobs-act






VOLUNTEERS CONTRIBUTE TO:  health, education & communities 

http://www.volunteeractioncounts.org/en/

In 2012 UNV launched the Volunteer Action Counts campaign to tell the world about the impact of volunteering by documenting the actions of volunteers across the globe. Over 64 million actions were counted by the time the Rio+20 summit took place — a remarkable testament to bottom-up, grassroots commitment […] yet one more demonstration of how Rio+20 is mobilizing a global movement for change, as UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, 

said to the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.



CORPORATE VOLUNTEER GRANTS

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When Marc Erlbaum was trying to raise $150,000 to finance a series of short films on the meaning of life, he turned to Indiegogo, a site that makes it easy for people and organization to advertise and raise money for projects.

He learned as much about what’s meaningful to people from fundraising as he has from his filming project. When people give through a site like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, “they’re contributing because they believe in something and they know it will come around, ultimately. That’s what’s really refreshing.”

But successful campaigns on mass fundraising sites aren’t easy to run. They often require building relationships with a group of dedicated supporters who are willing go beyond their donations and collaborate on a project.

In the most recent episode of Social Good, The Chronicle’s podcast about social media for nonprofits, Mr. Erlbaum shares what he’s learned from his campaign, where to start, and how to work with a large group of contributors.


http://philanthropy.com/blogs/social-philanthropy/online-fundraising-and-the-meaning-of-life/31768



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