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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903)
Links to sites that are helpful or interesting to entrepreneurs. Some are helpful of themselves and some are links to people or organizations that have been helpful to the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Please offer suggestions, more links, comments or anything you might feel is useful or constructive.
Humourous and inspirational also helps as we all need a bit of both from time to time.
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions. (from their site).
Lots of local offices. You'd probably be surprised to see the names of some of the no longer small businesses that have been assisted (Cisco, Microsoft). I know I was.
The mission of ACCION Texas Inc. is to provide credit and service to small businesses that do not have access to loans from commercial sources, and to provide leadership and service to the micro-lending field on a national level.(from their site).
Acción Texas can help with financing for start-ups or expansions when banks can't. They do require some collateral but are very creative in that regard. Their goal is for you to become so successful that banks start wanting your business.
Welcome to Inc.com, the place where entrepreneurs and business owners can find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses. (from their site).
Excelent source for news, insights and articles from those who've been there and done that.
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. (From their site).
It’s quite likely that you’ll see Kickstarter projects in the news from time to time. Some of the most creative things from creative people are found here. Subscribe to the newsletter and be inspired.
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