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Entrepreneurial Growth & Development

Recourses to help develop, launch, and support your small business and take steps to build generational wealth. 

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Write Your Business Plan

Your business plan is the foundation of your business. Learn how to write a business plan quickly and efficiently with a business plan template.


U.S. Small Business Administration 

Women-Owned Business 

SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women.

U.S. Small Business Administration 

SCORE for Women Entrepreneurs

SCORE remains dedicated to our mission of fostering vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. 

12 Small-Business Grants for Women

And How To Find Funding For Your Business



LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®)

The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce advances the business interests of LGBTQ+ and allied professionals in the tri-state area. We promote the economic growth and development of our members by providing LGBT Business Enterprise certification, networking opportunities, and a range of other business and professional development resources. 

New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce

Business Counseling

Whether you’re expanding your business or starting a new venture, NJSBDC consultants can provide your small business with personalized guidance on a variety of diverse matters. 


 New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC)

Women-Owned Small Business  (WOSB)

The Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certificate is an additional certificate specifically for businesses interested in federal government contracting.

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce 

Small Business Grants for Women in NJ

Every month, WomensNet judges award one or more Amber Grants of $10,000 each. Then, at the end of the year, one of those grant recipients is selected to receive the $25,000 Amber Grant.

Amber Grants for Women

Growth Grant

Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000!

National Association for Self-Employed

NJEDA’s Small Business Bonding Readiness Program

Bonding can increase a contractor’s competitive advantage and project opportunities; through this program, you will have access to one-on-one advisory services.

Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ 

Develop Your Marketing Plan

It's all about marketing!

Marketing plans, templates and examples. 

Ladies Who Launch

Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs)

The Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) certificate is an additional certificate specifically for businesses interested in federal government contracting.

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce 

SMB Guide to Success in the LGBTQ Market (2023 Research)

 UK Blog Post

It’s important to understand the difference between being LGBTQ-friendly and affirming.



 Federal funding opportunities published on are for organizations and entities supporting the development and management of government-funded programs and projects. 


Instructed by NJ Division of Taxation/Taxation University educators, this workshop covers New Jersey's Sales and Use Tax, out-of-state sales, and how to file a Sales and Use Tax return. It also covers Sales Tax for online businesses, law changes affecting online sellers, and the Sales Tax implications for common charges/fees (e.g. digital property, shipping and handling, etc.).

 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at William Paterson University 

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