Resources for LGBTQ+ businesses
SBA helps entrepreneurs with access to capital, mentorship, and business opportunities. The following items will help you get started.
- Resources for LGBTQ+ business owners from SBA
- Certify your business with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
- LGBTQ+ Resources in Business and the Workplace from the Library of Congress
- What You Should Know: The EEOC and Protections for LGBT Workers
- Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Individuals from the Department of Justice
Trainings you don’t want to miss
Pricing Your Product
Learn how to calculate your product selling price and more in this one-hour webinar with representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Honor Services, Inc. Bring your questions! There will be time for a Q&A. Wednesday, June 16, 11 a.m.
Small Business Compliance with Department of Labor Beyond COVID-19
Join the SBA’s Illinois District Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and the Employee Benefits Security Administration for an overview of the COBRA premium assistance under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and federal wage and hour laws. Thursday, June 24, 1 p.m.
Introduction to SBA Mentor Protégé Program
Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist Rosalyn Putman will discuss the SBA Mentor Protégé Program (SMPP) with the Women’s Business Development Center. SMPP is a mentoring program designed to enhance the capabilities of small businesses to help them compete for federal contracts. Thursday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.
8(a) Orientation workshop/SAM Registration
This webinar will provide an overview of the 8(a) Business Development program, eligibility requirements, program benefits and training, steps to registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) database in order to do business with the federal government. Wednesday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.
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