Think minorities are shut out of the Web action? Yesteryear, they lagged behind in Internet usage, but nowadays there's a race to mount Web sites that aim squarely at minority entrepreneurs--and the best of these sites offer goodies that warrant a visit by anyone. Cases in point:
- Latin Exchange (http://www.latinexchange.com/resourcw.htm): Filled with links to dozens of great Latino-oriented Web sites.
- Minority Business Development Agency (http://www.mbda.gov): A Department of Commerce division tasked with expanding business opportunities for minority entrepreneurs. Check the site to find out how Uncle Sam can help you.
- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (http://www.ncaied.org): An online database of American-Indian businesses plus links and info about Native American Business Development Centers.
- SBA Office of Minority Enterprise Development (http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/MED): Lots of info about SBA programs that specifically target minorities.
- National Black Business Trade Association (http://homepages.infoseek.com/~nbbta/nbbta2.html): A Web site for an organization devoted to promoting black entrepreneurship worldwide.
Do none of the above fit your needs? Troll with any search engine, and you'll likely find a range of sites aimed at your special affiliations.
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