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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

SCORE-Chicago

SCORE of Chicago provides professional guidance and information to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. Offers seminars as well as one-on-one business counseling.

Self Employment in the Arts

Self Employment in the Arts seeks to provide educational resources to help aspiring artists gain the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain a career as an independent artist.

Small Business California (SB-Cal)

Provides professional guidance and information for the well being of California small businesses.

Small Business Development Centers

Provides a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Small Business Incubators in Pennsylvania

Small Business Incubators in Pennsylvania provides a list of centers and resources that assist entrepreneurs and small businesses in developing their businesses.

Start Small Think Big

Targets entrepreneurs and small business owners who either live in or sell goods or services in under-served New York City communities who possess the fundamental building blocks to create and sustain viable businesses but lack the resources to afford or otherwise access professional legal and financial expertise.

Taproot Foundation

A nonprofit organization that makes pro-bono business talent available to organizations working to improve society.

The Law Project

The Law Project strengthens Chicago area communities by providing high-quality, pro bono legal services to community based nonprofits, small businesses and first-time homebuyers. In fulfilling this mission, The Law Project offers transactional attorneys meaningful pro bono opportunities.

The Thypin Oltchick Institute (TOI) for Women's Entrepreneurship

TOI offers resources, classes and technical support for women contemplating starting a small business.

U.S. Small Business Administration

Offers assistance to entrepreneurs and business owners, from start-up to business management and financing, and more.

Valley Economic Development Corporation

A leading non-profit small business lender. Serves as a source of capital for small business loans and micro-financing.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Provides pro bono arts-related legal representation and education to low-income artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. To do so, we offer legal counseling, educational programs, advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution. We believe that artists should understand certain legal and business matters to protect themselves and their creative endeavors.

Volunteers of Legal Services

The Microenterprise Project leverages law firms' and legal departments' deep expertise in business law to promote economic development in New York City. Through the project, pro bono lawyers help low-income microentrepreneurs and small businesses overcome legal obstacles so that their businesses can thrive.

Washington Small Business Development Center

Washington Small Business Development Center provides advice, training and research to entrepreneurs and existing businesses statewide.

We Work

Provides workspaces, conference rooms, events and resources for companies.

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