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Entrepreneur Support Catalog

Types of Support

  • Education/Training — offer training or education to entrepreneurs or to employees of small businesses.
  • Funding — offer financing to small businesses, or who otherwise assist businesses in obtaining financing.
  • General Management/Business Planning — provide business consulting services and/or assist in preparing business plans.
  • Government/Private Accounting — assist, or make referrals to other organizations that assist, in setting up management or tax accounting systems, or accounting systems for compliance with government subcontracting regulations.
  • Grant Writing — assist small businesses in writing proposals to obtain federal, state, and other grants.
  • Incubator Services — offer subsidized office, laboratory, or manufacturing space to fledgling businesses as well as other services such as clerical and telecommunications support.
  • Information Source — provide information to small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • International Services — assist small businesses in conducting business in foreign countries, typically import, export, marketing, and regulatory assistance.
  • Legal/Patent Services — provide, or make referrals to other organizations that provide, legal and patent advice, particularly in the area of intellectual assets.
  • Marketing Services — assist small businesses in conducting market research and in developing marketing plans.
  • Miscellaneous — provide services not described above.
  • Regulatory Assistance — provide advice about regulatory understanding and compliance.
  • Site Selection — help find and obtain sites for business relocation and expansion.
  • Technical Assistance/User Facilities — provide technical advice to businesses or that make their facilities and equipment available to businesses for short-term use.