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Business Entrepreneurial Stewardship Training

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The Digital Transformation PlayBook:

Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age by David L. Rogers

Includes a Bonus PDF Workbook with AudioBook.

Rethink your business for the digital age.

Every business begun before (the Pandemic on) the Internet now faces the same challenge: How to transform to compete in a digital economy?

Los Angeles County Economic Opportunity Grant Program (Phase 1)

Sponsored by the County of Los Angeles, the EOG program Phase 1 will only allow microbusinesses who have been the hardest hit in the pandemic to apply for a $2,500 grant opportunity. 

Applications Open 30 January.

Amazon Business Grants

Today, Amazon Business is launching grants awarding more than $255,000 (terms apply) to a handful of growing small businesses. No strings attached. The award money can be spent any way the businesses see fit.

Applications Open through 30 September.

West Angeles CDC Community Grants

West Angeles Community Development Corporation {CDC) would like to announce two grants available to the community:

  • - Council District 8 {Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson) CD 8 Small Community Grant.
  • - Small Business Utility Grant.
Please reach out to Carolyn Patton at [email protected] or 323-751-3440 ext. 113  (Download Flyer)


We have pitch forums every 2 months and we review applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply at least two weeks before our next forum in order to have the best chance of being reviewed in the current cycle. We have pitch forums in Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep, and Nov (we take August and December off). Our next pitch forum is Friday, September 16, 2022. 

Cartier's Women's Initiative

The Cartier Women's Initiative is an annual international entrepreneurship program that aims to drive change by empowering women impact entrepreneurs. Founded in 2006, the program is open to women-run and women-owned businesses from any country and sector that aim to have a strong and sustainable social and/or environmental impact.

PACE Small Business Grant

The PACE Small Business Grant is a $250,000 grant fund for small businesses located within the Unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County – District 1. A total of 30 grants will be awarded (20 – $10,000 grants and 10 – $5,000 grants).

Please click on the flyers or visit to submit a pre-registration.

Those that qualify will be contacted by our team for next steps in the application process.

Fearless Strivers Grant Contest

With Mastercard prizing, we’ll be awarding eleven lucky small businesses across the country $10,000 grants, digital tools to help them get and sustain their business online, and Priceless one-on-one mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business. Don’t miss your chance! Complete your entry form for your chance to win.

Application Entries Open from June 15 through July 12.

Tiger Global Accelerate (HER) Fund

The Accelerate(HER) Fund sponsored by Tiger Global Impact Ventures with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network, will provide grants up to $50,000 to support women entrepreneurs building breakthrough technologies or tech-enabled companies. These entrepreneurs should have a demonstrated need for funding and a plan to reach their next stage of growth.

Applications for the The Accelerate(HER) fund sponsored by Tiger Global Impact Ventures will be accepted from June 22, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET to August 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.

Love, Tito's Small Business Grant Program

This year, Tito’s is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The company is passionate about entrepreneurship and wants to give back to small business owners who are following their passion and making an impact in their community – just like Tito did, and continues to do, alongside the wider Tito’s Handmade Vodka team.

Through the company’s Love, Tito’s philanthropic Program, which aims to turn spirits into love and goodness, Tito’s is excited to launch the “Love, Tito’s Small Business Grant Program,” which will support 10 small business owners with $25,000 grants to support their vision for growth.

Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2022 8am ET to June 30, 2022 8pm ET

Antares REACH Grant Program

The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operated by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs; and providing important community services.

Applications for the Antares REACH Grant Program will be accepted from 

Monday, June 6, 2022 at 9 a.m. ET to Friday, July 15, 2022, at 6 p.m. EDT.

LISC LA Asset Building For Communities Of Color

The Asset Building for Communities of Color (ABC) program is LISC LA’s new initiative designed to create pathways for diverse small business owners across the County of Los Angeles to grow, scale, create jobs, and fuel wealth creation.

Applications for up to $250K in Growth Capital open through June 3rd.

City Of Los Angeles Small Business Rental Assistance Grant Program

The Small Business Rental Assistance Grant Program will provide grants of $2,500 up to $15,000 to eligible businesses that need financial assistance to aid in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses must be located within the City of Los Angeles and use the grants to cover some or all of any outstanding location rental fees.

Application period open from April 18 through May 6 at 11:59pm PDT.

$25,000 Amber Grant For Women

Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition, proudly giving away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include “Marketing Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.” Applications are rolling...

SOGAL Black Founders Startup Grant

SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky Lux, bluemercury, twelveNYC, Twilio,’s Center for Racial Equity and other sponsors to make a small step towards progress by providing several $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs. Applications are rolling...

KKR Small Business Builders Grant Program

$10,000 grants to support your woman-led small businesses

KKR Small Business Builders has an emphasis on companies that are pivoting their business in response to the pandemic and are providing important community services. For the seventh round of the program, KKR is pleased to support small businesses with female founders. Applications Open through Friday 22 April.

Microenterprise COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program - 

Economic & Workforce Development Department, City of Los Angeles

The Economic and Workforce Development Department steers economic growth within the City of Los Angeles by helping local businesses flourish and providing job training opportunities that create career pathways towards a more financially stable future. We work every day to deliver a strong and committed workforce, sustainable neighborhoods, and profitable communities throughout Los Angeles.

Applications Open through Friday 15 April.

City Of Long Beach Small Business Grants Programs

The City of Long Beach has various Small Business Recovery Act Grant Programs:

For free application assistance contact the City's BizCare Hotline at 562-570-4BIZ (4249) or email [email protected] The hotline operates Monday’s through Friday’s from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Applications Open through Sunday 15 May.

Hennessy Unfinished Business Grants Round 3

Hennessy is launching Unfinished Business, a new program that will provide urgent funding and access to vital resources for the small business owners who bind our communities together.

Applications Open Tuesday 22nd March and Closes Monday 28 March.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Disaster Loan Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters

PledgeLA Founders Fund

The PledgeLA Founders Fund is designed to help early-stage businesses grow and thrive. Eligibility requirements for companies include:

  • Led by a Black and/or Latinx co-founder based in Los Angeles County*
  • Raised less than $250,000 from any source prior to applying
  • Have an innovative product with evidence of traction

Applications Open until Sunday 5:00 pm 10 April.

LegalZoom & NBA Fast Break For Small Business Grants

We've teamed up with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to assist communities by helping small business. LegalZoom is committing $6 million in grants and services to help small business owners who need better access to funding and legal services. Our goal is to change the game for small business owners and remove the barriers often faced by minorities, women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

City Of Los Angeles Comeback Checks Program (Round 3)

The Comeback Checks Program will provide $5,000 grants to approximately 5,000 L.A. businesses. Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final award recommendations based on availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information and supporting documentation. Applications Open Monday 24th January through Monday 7th February 2022.

The City Of Los Angeles Basic Income Guaranteed: LA Economic Assistance Pilot is Accepting Applications!

The City of Los Angeles has launched the BIG:LEAP (Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Pilot) program, the largest guaranteed basic income pilot in the nation designed to lift families out of poverty. The City’s program will provide $1,000 a month for 12 months to approximately 3,200 eligible households across Los Angeles that are living in poverty and have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 209 participants will be selected from the 10th Council District. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, November 7, 2021. Applicants can visit their closest Family Source Center for assistance or go online for more information:

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program + $10,000 Grants

Our online curriculum is designed to give small businesses like yours the personalized tools to succeed in today's digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking and more—it's all here, and it’s all part of our goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy.

Register now for our free online curriculum and move your business forward. Grants available to participating businesses. Applications Open until Monday 14 November 2022.

Reach Customers Online With Google

Reach Customers Online with Google: Tuesday, November 2 at 12pm

Learn how your business can be found online with Google. This workshop explains how Google Search works and how you can improve a website's visibility with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). 

California Rebuilding Fund

The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply. Full eligibility requirements are included in the Business Requirements tab.

Shopify And Operation Hope Join Forces To Create One Million Black-Owned Businesses

In our efforts to see these statistics improve over time, we’re announcing today our participation in HOPE One Million New Black Business & New Black Entrepreneurship Initiative (1MBB) with our intention to provide up to approximately $130 million of resources over the course of this initiative to help create one million new Black-owned businesses in the U.S. by 2030.

Farmers & Merchants Bank Micro/Small Business Grant Program 2021

Farmers & Merchants Bank was founded in 1907 on the principles of honesty, integrity, the home, the church, and service above self. Each year F&M Bank gives away more than $1 million to charities, non-profit organizations, and religious entities within the communities we serve.

In response to escalating need for pandemic relief resources, F&M Bank is committing $40,000 to support local micro or small businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 who have been forced to make adjustments to stabilize the business while continuing to support the local community. Eligible businesses may apply for a grant up to $5,000.

Applications Close 30 October.

Comcast RISE Program

Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. These are the cornerstones of Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses.

Cathay Bank Smart Loans

Cathay Bank offers several affordable working capital lines of credit to help small businesses prosper and grow. The three “Smart” loans have simplified underwriting and documentation requirements, reduced collateral, and a streamlined application process for profitable businesses with good business and personal credit history.

Fiserv Back2Business Grant

In partnership with AEO, we are pleased to announce the Fiserv Back2Business Grants for Small Business Program, which will award up to $10,000 to Black- and minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and social unrest. We are equipping these businesses with vital education, coaching, and capital to truly fuel growth of our communities, creating sustainable business and shared value for all.

Kiva 0% Interest Crowdfunding Loans for Small Businesses

Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. More than 2.5 million people have raised over $1 billion on Kiva.

Public Counsel Women Entrepreneurs Pro Bono Legal Assistance

One-On-One Legal Services, Legal Clinics & Workshops

 Company Formation

 Contracts & Leases

 Employees & Independent Contractors

 Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights

 Loans & Investment

Fluent Business Empowerment Program

Fluent’s Business Empowerment Program is designed to help minority and women-owned businesses succeed in today’s digital economy. Applications Open until 15 December.

IFundWomen Grants

At IFundWomen, we have a wide variety of grants available to our members, from our monthly "pay-it-forward" grant to those from generous partners like adidas, Unilever, Visa, Barbara Corcoran & Systane, GingerBread Capital, and more.

What is Ready, Set, Bank?

Ready, Set, Bank℠ gives people everywhere the tools and confidence to start banking online. Our videos guide learners through every step of the process, with overviews and step-by-step tutorials to help them manage their finances electronically.

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