Small Business Associations

American Association of Home-Based-Businesses AHBB ceased to exist as a membership organization on May 1, 2003. Their web site has been picked up by Jim Blasingame, "The Small Business Advocate", to continue support for home-based owners.
Association for Enterprise Opportunity Represents the US micro enterprise agenda in the growing international community. AEO supports the development of strong and effective U.S. microenterprise programs to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding businesses.
American Business Women's Association Brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provides them with opportunities to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
National Association of the Self-Employed Supports micro-businesses and the self-employed by providing a comprehensive range of benefits, focused tools, and resources. NASE represents the interests of the self-employed among legislators in Washington D.C.
National Business Association Designed and actively managed to assist the Self-Employed and Small Business Community. The NBA uses its group buying power to provide members with support programs, cost and time saving products, services and valuable small business resource materials.
National Business Incubation Association The world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. It provides individuals with the information, education, advocacy, and networking resources at assist early-stage companies.
National Federation of Independent Busines An advocacy organization representing small and independent businesses in the 50 state capitals and Washington DC. NFIB with over 600,000 members, provides access to many business products and services at a discount rate.
National Minority Business Council A non-profit organization dedicated to providing business assistance, educational opportunities, seminars, purchasing exchanges, mentoring, business listings and related services to businesses across the nation.
National Retail Federation Offers programs and services in research, education, training, and information technology. NRF influences government affairs that protect and advance the interests of the retail industry and serves national and international trade organizations.
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