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

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

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.


U. S. Department of Commerce  (65 Indispensible Websites For Business Owners)

Minority Business Development Agency

Minority Business Education and Legal Defense Fund

Small Business Administration

Minority Owned Business Organizations

The National Black Chamber of Commerce

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
United States Asian Business Council

United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce 

United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

National Minority Supplier Development Council

U.S. Women's Business Organizations
A List of U.S. Women's Business Organizations

Hispanic Women Business Alliance

Virginia Investment Groups


The State of Minority Business Report by the Minority Business Development Agency 

Fast  Facts - The State of Minority Business  By Ethnic Group and Gender

State of Minority Business State Profiles

"Best Practices, Imperfections, and Challenges in State Inclusive Business Programs" 

Center for Women’s Business Research

Survey of Business Owners (Census Bureau)   

Ethnic Majority 

NFIB Small Business Economic Trends