RESOURCES

BT RISE Resources

Welcome to our Resource page, where you’ll find a curated list of helpful sites and tools designed to support your journey towards financial empowerment and community development.

Mortar

MORTAR offers an entrepreneurship program that supports non-traditional entrepreneurs by providing resources, training, and mentorship to help them build and scale their businesses effectively. https://wearemortar.com/program-page

Main Street Ventures

Main Street Ventures supports startups and small businesses by providing funding, mentorship, and resources to help entrepreneurs in the Cincinnati region grow and thrive. https://www.mainstventures.org

Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber

The African American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky offers resources, advocacy, and support for African American-owned businesses, fostering economic growth and development within the community. https://theaachamber.com

Women’s Business Center of Greater Cincinnati

The Women’s Business Center of Ohio in Cincinnati provides comprehensive business services, resources, and support to women entrepreneurs to help them start, sustain, and grow their businesses. https://www.wbcohio.org/cincinnati

Entrepreneurship Center at The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio’s Entrepreneurship Center offers training, resources, and support to minority entrepreneurs and small business owners, helping them achieve business success and economic empowerment. https://www.ulgso.org/entrepreneurs

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Foundation

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Foundation is dedicated to fostering economic development, talent initiatives, and the unique cultural offerings of the Cincinnati region, supporting a vibrant and inclusive community through various programs and partnerships​. https://cincinnatichamber.com/about-us/chamber-foundation/

The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Cincinnati

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Cincinnati is a dynamic global network that connects leading entrepreneurs, offering peer-to-peer learning, mentorship, and resources to help them grow their businesses and achieve personal and professional success. https://www.eonetwork.org/cincinnati

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Grantmaking Program

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Grantmaking Program provides financial support to local nonprofits through various grant programs, focusing on community development, education, health, and cultural initiatives to enhance the quality of life in the Cincinnati region. https://www.gcfdn.org/grantmaking/#grant-programs

The Ohio Grants Funding Opportunities

The Ohio Grants Funding Opportunities page lists current grant programs available to individuals, businesses, and organizations in Ohio, providing details on eligibility, application deadlines, and funding amounts to support a variety of initiatives and projects. https://grants.ohio.gov/funding-opportunities/find-current-opportunities

The Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC) in Ohio

The Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC) in Ohio provide support to minority-owned businesses, offering services such as technical assistance, financial counseling, and certification help to foster growth and development within the minority business community. https://ohio.gov/business/resources/minority-business-assistance-centers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides various loan programs to help small businesses access funding for start-up costs, expansions, and other business needs, including 7(a) loans, 504 loans, and microloans. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans

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