Entrepreneurship is a common way to use your talents to work and generate income. There are many resources available from starting a new business to hiring employees. Whether you’re looking to start your own business or establish yourself as an independent contractor, it is important to consult trusted professionals and resources, like Immigrant’s Rising, NYSYLC, and the Freelancers Union.
- Spark Entrepreneurship Curriculum (Immigrants Rising): How to start a business
- NYSYLC The Non-Citizen’s Guide to Entrepreneurship: How-to guide
- Entrepreneurs @ Immigrants Rising FB Group: Networking
- Freelancers Union: Training and support for freelancers
- Immigrant’s Rising Income Generation Webinar Series
Funding opportunities for entrepreneurs, whether in the forms of grants or loans, are necessary to start and grow a business. There are multiple funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners. A good rule of thumb is to attain loans through community organizations and to make sure you understand the terms of the loan fully.
- Accion Opportunity Fund for Small Business Owners: Funding opportunities
- William G. Nash Foundation Seed Grant: Funding for social impact businesses
- Immigrant’s Rising SEED Grant: Business grants for non-citizens. CA only
- La Cocina: Incubator for women-owned POC food businesses.
- Mission Asset Fund (MAF) Microloan: 0% interest business loan. CA only
- Utah Microloan Fund: Loan of up to $50,000. Utah only