Research and Resources

Books for Minority and Women Business Owners
Our resident book guru provides reviews and recommendations for business books you should have in your arsenal.   Our Book of the Month is: The E Myth Revisited – Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

Resources
Along with CBID, the following are links to organizations that provide information, research data, assistance, and resources for minority and women owned businesses.

Research 
CBID  provides data-driven bodies of research that studies the attitudes, and major policy issues affecting the economic, social and political impact of minority and women businesses.  The research links below is a collection of available data on the Internet.

Resources

U. S. Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov/  

Entrepreneur.com  (65 Indispensible Websites For Business Owners)
http://www.vdba.virginia.gov/documents/IndispensibleWebsitesEntdotcom.pdf

Minority Business Development Agency
http://www.mbda.gov

Minority Business Education and Legal Defense Fund
http://www.mbeldef.org/

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov

Minority Owned Business Organizations
http://www.ethnicmajority.com/MBE_organizations.htm
 

The National Black Chamber of Commerce
http://www.nationalbcc.org/

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
http://www.ncaied.org/ 

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
http://www.ushcc.com/
 
United States Asian Business Council
http://www.usasianbusiness.org/

United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce
http://www.uswcc.org 

United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
www.uspaacc.org

National Minority Supplier Development Council
www.nmsdc.org

U.S. Women's Business Organizations
A List of U.S. Women's Business Organizations 
http://businessmajors.about.com/od/employmentaftergraduation/a/WomenOrg.htm

Hispanic Women Business Alliance
http://www.womensbusinessresearch.org/resources/organizations.php

Virginia Investment Groups  
http://www.vdba.virginia.gov/Web%20Link%20Docs/

Research

The State of Minority Business Report by the Minority Business Development Agency
http://www.mbda.gov/ 

Fast  Facts - The State of Minority Business  By Ethnic Group and Gender
http://www.mbda.gov/minoritybizfacts/?bucket_id=965
 

State of Minority Business State Profiles
http://www.mbda.gov/minoritybizfacts/?bucket_id=926

"Best Practices, Imperfections, and Challenges in State Inclusive Business Programs" 
http://www.insightcced.org/index.php?page=inbizpubs 

Center for Women’s Business Research
http://www.womensbusinessresearch.org/resources/organizations.php
  

Survey of Business Owners (Census Bureau)
http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/index.html   

Ethnic Majority
http://www.ethnicmajority.com/index.html 

NFIB Small Business Economic Trends
http://www.nfib.com/Portals/0/PDF/sbet200904.pdf