Resources for LGBTQIA+ Owned Businesses

By mmiller  |  May 31, 2022

Networking, funding, and educational opportunities are invaluable when it comes to getting your business off the ground or taking it to the next level. We’ve gathered some resources and communities for LGBTQ+ business owners that may be helpful in your entrepreneurial efforts.

This blog was last updated in June 2022.

Pride in Your Small Business: Resources for LGBTQ+ Business

Join the SBA on Wednesday, June 15th to learn more about programs and services available to assist LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs with planning, launching, growing, and expanding their businesses.

StartOut

StartOut is an organization that provides crucial resources to LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. Visit their website to find mentorship, funding, and event opportunities that you can use to further your business plans.

NGLCC Affiliate Chambers

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is an advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. The NGLCC has many local chapters throughout the country. By joining yours you can help promote LGBTQ+ owned businesses in your area and gain access to a strong network of entrepreneurs and growth opportunities.

NGLCC LGBTQ+ Sip & Pitch Fridays: Pride Edition

Join the NGLCC on Friday, June 24th to pitch and get feedback on your business ideas. Sip & Pitch is a chance to informally present your business to a panel of experts and your fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas.

StartOut Founder Scholarship

The StartOut Founder Program offers mentorship, resources, and access to experts and a community of LGBTQ+ founders. Membership costs $12.50 per month but they do offer scholarships for LGBTQ+ Founders who have been historically underrepresented.

More Resources for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

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