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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Small Business and Entrepreneur

Florida Small Business

Florida Small Business provides information about starting and growing your own business.

Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN)

FSBDCN is a partnership between higher education and economic development organizations that provides emerging and established business owners with assistance enabling overall growth and increased profitability.

Foundation Center

The leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis and training it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Provides a comprehensive database on U.S. grants and grant makers as well as research, education and training programs for entry level of philanthropy.

Fundera

Online small business lender.

General Assembly

Offers full-time immersive programs, long-term courses and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century--from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals to data science, to product management and digital marketing.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program

Helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with access to education, financial capital and business support services.

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Offers resources to individuals wishing to start their own business. Providing information on preparing a business plan and choosing a business type and structure.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEC)

IDCEC provides resources and information for financial assistance, planning, training, counseling, and network opportunities.

Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Illinois Small Business Development Center offers free counseling and resource help to start-up and existing companies.

Indiegogo

Crowdfunding platform that empowers people to fund what matters to them.

Kauffman FastTrac

A flexible, 30-hour course with a proven framework to help support aspiring entrepreneurs start businesses and begin their journeys to success. Certified FastTrac Affiliates teach the courses in an interactive, group-oriented environment where participants are encouraged to network with one another to bolster their business ideas.

Kickstarter

Crowdfunding platform that helps individuals raise funds for creative projects.

Kiva Zip

Peer-to-peer lending platform that provides 0% interest loans to small businesses.

Los Angeles Small Business Development Center Network (LA SBDC Network)

Has eight centers in Los Angeles County that provide technical assistance and classes.

Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC)

Louisiana Small Business Development Center provides low- or no-cost guidance and training for small business owners and potential owners. The LSBDC serves Louisiana businesses through confidential counseling, group training, and business information resources.

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