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Alliance of Angels

We are the largest and most active angel group in the Pacific Northwest. Each year, we invest $10M+ into 20+ companies. Since 1997, we have invested $100M+ into 200+ companies and celebrated 40+ exits generating more than a billion dollars of returns. Our network of 140+ active angel investors is further augmented by a $6.6M seed fund.

Accela

Empowering state and local governments to attract and grow businesses, protect citizens and build smart cities and communities

ACLU

The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

Angel Capital Assoc

The North American professional association of active accredited investors provides unparalleled access to trending ideas and professional knowledge to help improve returns and promote effective public policies for angels and startups.  Although not a funding source, ACA provides entrepreneurs an inside view into how angels think.

Alliance of Angels

The American Bankers Association proudly represents banks of all sizes and their two million dedicated employees. By supporting our members as they prioritize the safety of the customers and communities they serve and assist those affected by COVID-19, we are working to put the nation on the path to recovery.

Angel List

Experience the startup ecosystem — invest in startups, research the fastest-growing companies, and find a job you love.

Assco. of Women's Business Centers

The AWBC works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC). WBCs help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to over 150,000 women entrepreneurs each year.

Band of Angels

We are a formal group of 165+ angel investors, mostly former and current high tech executives, who invest their time and money into new, cutting edge, startup companies. Since the Band's inception in 1994 as the first organized high-tech angel investment group in the USA, we have funded 400+ companies with 62 profitable M&A exits and 13 Nasdaq IPOs.  

Bloomberg

Bloomberg is the global leader in business and financial data, news and insight. Using the power of technology, we connect the world’s decision makers to accurate information on the financial markets – and help them make faster, smarter decisions.

BlueVine

We work hard every day to provide small businesses like yours access to capital when you need it. By combining the latest advancements in technology and security with the expertise and care of our team, we’re able to serve business owners nation-wide with efficiency, simplicity, and honesty.

At BlueVine, we’re proud to be the answer for thousands of small business owners who rely on us every day to equip them with the funds they need to achieve their business goals.

Entrepreneur

Angel List

Successful entrepreneurs like yourself won't let this get in the way of finding articles, expert advice, and valuable resources to help build and maintain a successful business.

To find what you're looking for you can browse our navigation links on Entrepreneur.com, or you can click on one of our top resources below:

Starting a Business -- Find everything you need to know to start your own business from writing a business plan, financing, marketing, finding customers, etc.

Business Ideas -- Find hundreds of business ideas that you can start today.  You can also read stories of entrepreneurs that have made their a idea a success as well.

Experience the startup ecosystem — invest in startups, research the fastest-growing companies, and find a job you love.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

We aim to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. We protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. We arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.

BlueVine

We work hard every day to provide small businesses like yours access to capital when you need it. By combining the latest advancements in technology and security with the expertise and care of our team, we’re able to serve business owners nation-wide with efficiency, simplicity, and honesty.

At BlueVine, we’re proud to be the answer for thousands of small business owners who rely on us every day to equip them with the funds they need to achieve their business goals.

ChexSystems

Angel List

Successful entrepreneurs like yourself won't let this get in the way of finding articles, expert advice, and valuable resources to help build and maintain a successful business.

To find what you're looking for you can browse our navigation links on Entrepreneur.com, or you can click on one of our top resources below:

Starting a Business -- Find everything you need to know to start your own business from writing a business plan, financing, marketing, finding customers, etc.

Business Ideas -- Find hundreds of business ideas that you can start today.  You can also read stories of entrepreneurs that have made their a idea a success as well.

CIC’s accurate and timely public records information is designed for consumer reporting agencies, resident screening providers, Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms, research institutes, colleges, universities, and online information services. Whether your organization is a small regional firm or a national corporation, our reseller data solutions can enhance the quality of information you provide your clients and give them the confidence to trust they are receiving the most accurate information available anywhere in the industry.

Consumer Data Industry Assoc.

The Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) is the voice of the consumer reporting industry, representing consumer reporting agencies including the nationwide credit bureaus, regional and specialized credit bureaus, background check companies, and others.

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Dun&Bradstreet

DMV- USA

We work hard every day to provide small businesses like yours access to capital when you need it. By combining the latest advancements in technology and security with the expertise and care of our team, we’re able to serve business owners nation-wide with efficiency, simplicity, and honesty.

At BlueVine, we’re proud to be the answer for thousands of small business owners who rely on us every day to equip them with the funds they need to achieve their business goals.

E-OSCAR

For almost 200 years, Dun & Bradstreet has helped clients and partners grow and thrive through the power of data, analytics, and data-driven solutions. Our more than 4,000 employees around the world are dedicated to this unique purpose, and we are guided by important values that make us the established leader in business

decisioning data and analytical insights. Our data & insights are valuable at all phases of a business lifecycle and whatever the economic environment.

The Online Solution for Complete and Accurate Reporting. A browser-based, Metro 2 compliant system that has been developed by Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion. e-OSCAR-web was designed to provide Data Furnishers with an online solution for processing Automated Credit Dispute Verifications (ACDVs), and Automated Universal Data forms (AUDs).

Economic Development Admin.

To lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This foundation builds upon two key economic drivers - innovation and regional collaboration. 

EquityNet 

EquityNet is a recognized pioneer and innovator of crowdfunding and marketplace finance, operating one of the largest business funding platforms since 2005.  

We provide industry-leading tools that help businesses and entrepreneurs connect to funding sources that fit their growth plans.

 

Our accredited investors can easily tailor their search to fulfil their investment criteria, and our lending partners provide a wide variety of loan options, across all industries, and have committed millions of dollars to the platform.

EEOC 

Employment Discrimination Diversity Harassment Gender and Labor Issues

We offer a full range of resources to provide you with fast answers to the latest employment issues.

Federal Trade Commission

OUR MISSION

Protecting consumers and competition by preventing anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.

OUR VISION

A vibrant economy characterized by vigorous competition and consumer access to accurate information.

HUD.GOV

What is the Federal Housing Administration?

The Federal Housing Administration, generally known as "FHA", provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories. FHA insures mortgages on single family homes, multifamily properties, residential care facilities, and hospitals. It is one of the largest insurers of mortgages in the world, insuring more than 46 million mortgages since its inception in 1934.

GCAP

See how grants powered small business growth

A better website. New equipment to revolutionize production. See how our winners are growing. And how the grant helped them in measurable ways.

GirlBoss

Starting a business can be a challenge, but there is help for you in your area. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are partnerships primarily between the government and colleges/universities administered by the Small Business Administration and aims at giving educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Girlboss is a community of strong, curious, and ambitious women redifining success on their own terms. We provide resources and mentorship through IRL and virtual meetups, newsletters, podcasts, online networking, and more. We are unapologetic in our beliefs and values of supporting women who are chasing dreams of both big and small.

FedEx

Grant Funding Expert

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Do you own an existing business? Imagine getting free government money to expand your existing business… or even start that new business you’ve always dreamed about!

If you’ve wanted to further your own education – or your child’s education – or are looking for scholarship programs to assist with educational expenses, you’ve come to the right place.  We can help you!

Do you own real estate? Interested in flipping houses? Government grant money is readily available to help pay your closing costs, and even pay down your mortgage! Think about the thousands of grants or subsidies that can help maximize your cashflow!

government

technology

Govtech.com is the online portal to Government Technology, a division of e.Republic, Inc. Government Technology and its sister publications are an award-winning family of magazines covering information technology's role in state and local governments. Through in-depth coverage of IT case studies, emerging technologies and the implications of digital technology on the policies and management of public sector organizations, Government Technology chronicles the dynamics of governing in the information age. Managers, elected officials, CIOs and technology staff at all levels of government gain IT news and event information from Government Technology magazine.

GRANTS.GOV

Grants.gov is designed to enable federal grant-making agencies to create funding opportunities and applicants to find and apply for these federal grants.

HYDE PARK ANGELS

As we transform early-stage investing with a people-first approach, we provide unique value to entrepreneurs and investors by driving startup growth and investment success. Our approach has led us to become the most active early-stage investors in the Midwest.

Idealab

We believe that entrepreneurship can unlock human potential and make the world a better place. We look for big problems in the world that have technology solutions and test many ideas in parallel. When one shows great promise, we recruit a great team, spin it off into a company, and help them grow a successful business.

IDENTITY GUARD

Our state-of-the-art artificial intelligence capabilities continuously scour billions of data points to discover vulnerabilities and alert you when your identity may be at risk. Think of it as a "radar" that is always protecting your indentity.

Innovis

We make it easy to order your report, dispute inaccuracies, and recognize fraud and identity theft. Click the button below to order your Innovis Credit Report and take control of your financial journey.

Job Corps

Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment. Job Corps has trained and educated over two million individuals since 1964.

Kelley Blue Book

Legal Aid Legal Services

Legal Aid Legal Services has provided document preparation services to clientele in all 50 states for more than 14 years.

With our services, our customers can solve their legal matters, without spending money on attorney fees. 

Kelley Blue Book reports market value prices for new and used automobiles of all types, as well as motorcycles, snowmobiles and personal watercraft. For both new and used automobiles, Kelley Blue Book provides a Fair Market Range and Fair Purchase Price, based on actual transactions of what others are paying for a vehicle and adjusted regularly as market conditions change. For new automobiles, Kelley Blue Book also provides information about a car's MSRP and dealer invoice price. For used cars, Kelley Blue Book provides typical listing price, certified pre-owned price, trade-in value and private party value. Kelley Blue Book also offers expert and consumer vehicle reviews and ratings, and 5-Year Cost to Own information for new cars.

MicroVentures

MicroVentures is a full service investment bank offering a broad range of private market investments.

Minority Business Development Agency

MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned businesses through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research.

Money US News

U.S. News & World Report is a media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users over our 87-year history.

NASE National Assoc. for the Self Employed

The only national organization that pro-actively helps you grow your business and your bottom line.

NAACP

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

National Mortgage Magazine

National Mortgage Professional Magazine is "The Source for Top Originators" - that connects the mortgage professional community under various media formats.  Our exceptional team of industry-seasoned monthly contributors combined with our knowledgeable editorial staff, all with meaningful expertise in their respectful disciplines, provide the most up-to-date breaking news, insight and advice for today's mortgage professional.

NerdWallet Fundbox

Pacer Access to Court Electronic Records

U.S. News & World Report is a media company dedicated to helping citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials make important decisions. We publish independent reporting, rankings, data journalism and advice that has earned the trust of our readers and users over our 87-year history.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is a service of the federal Judiciary. Its mission is to provide the public with the broadest possible access to court records and to foster greater public understanding of the court system. PACER users include court staff; members of the bar; city, state, and federal employees; the news media; and the general public.

SBA US Small Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Seedinvest

SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform, opening up access to venture capital and angel investing to everyone.

Social Security Administration

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation's history.

Tech Coast Angels

Tech Coast Angels is actively seeking great startups to fund. Providing more than just money, with its 400+ members, TCA brings connections, knowledge, mentoring and operational assistance to bold early-stage entrepreneurs with game-changing ideas.

Social Venture Circle

Social Venture Circle (SVC) is a membership network that equips entrepreneurs, impact investors, and capacity-builders with connections, money, and expertise in order to build businesses that drive the NEXT economy: one that is regenerative, equitable and prosperous for all. Social Venture Circle connects, empowers, and finances entrepreneurs, investors, capacity- builders, and policy makers in a powerful, diverse, and inclusive network.

TechLink

Learn the step-by-step process to get started using federal technology transfer to innovate your business faster and with less money.

The Hotline - National Domestic Violence

Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.

Top.com

Top10.com offers hundreds of Top10 shortlists to help you make informed decisions and easily compare your purchasing options online. Trusted by millions, our shortlists are enriched with editorial reviews and deep-dive, informational articles - all with the goal of turning your online purchasing decision into a breeze.

Tracers

Tracers has been supplying businesses with the data and intelligence that are essential for success in the ever-involving information age since 1996. Today, with new leadership at the helm, a fresh vision, and an expanding wealth of resources, the future has never looked brighter. By combining powerful search technology with cutting-edge innovation, we deliver access to billions of public records and proprietary data sources to qualified organizations across multiple industries.

Truth in Lending Act

The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) protects you against inaccurate and unfair credit billing and credit card practices. It requires lenders to provide you with loan cost information so that you can comparison shop for certain types of loans.

United State Bankruptcy

The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the Constitution to administer justice fairly and impartially, within the jurisdiction established by the Constitution and Congress. This section will help you learn more about the Judicial Branch and its work.

US Department of Education

ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

United States Free Public Records Directory

Your Gateway to Finding Public Records

Find public record resources and free search tools. Use our free Public Records Directory to quickly find the public record sources you need. We provide thousands of links to free public record searches in every state and county in the United States.

US Gov Connect

We Proudly Produce Unbiased Unique Content On U.S. Government Programs And Regulations.

United State Bankruptcy

The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the Constitution to administer justice fairly and impartially, within the jurisdiction established by the Constitution and Congress. This section will help you learn more about the Judicial Branch and its work.

US Department of Education

ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

United States Free Public Records Directory

Your Gateway to Finding Public Records

Find public record resources and free search tools. Use our free Public Records Directory to quickly find the public record sources you need. We provide thousands of links to free public record searches in every state and county in the United States.

US Gov Connect

We Proudly Produce Unbiased Unique Content On U.S. Government Programs And Regulations.

US Passport Division

Safety. Security. Service. Our highest priority is to protect the lives and interests of U.S. citizens overseas. We do this through routine and emergency services to Americans at our embassies and consulates around the world. We serve our fellow citizens during their most important moments – births, deaths, disasters, arrests, and medical emergencies. The Bureau of Consular Affairs formulates and implements policy relating to immigration and consular services and ensures responsive and efficient provision of consular services overseas.

US Student Loans

The U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year.

US Post Office Mail Fraud

Any fraud that uses the U.S. Mail®—whether it originates in the mail, by phone, or online—is mail fraud. Read on for more information about crimes you should watch out for.

USAGov

USAGov's mission is to make it easier for everyone to find and understand the government services and information they need—anytime, anywhere, any way they want.

Vantage Score

Traditional credit scoring models exclude many consumers, often leaving them unable to get credit. For example, other models do not score consumers who are new to the credit market or who use credit infrequently. The VantageScore 3.0 model, which is the most recently introduced model, provides a score to 30–35 million adult consumers who otherwise would be virtually invisible to mainstream lenders. So when lenders use the VantageScore model, they can provide credit to more consumers at the most appropriate terms.

WomensNet

WomensNet founded the Amber Grant Foundation in 1998. The Foundation was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams.

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