Local Small Business Resources
- Events, Webinars, Workshops
- Economic Recovery, Resources & Grants
- Chambers of Commerce
- Helpful Links
Events, Webinars and Workshops presented by SCORE
How to Navigate the SBA to Obtain Financing
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:30 am
The Small Business Administration offers potential borrowers direction in finding a lender, and guidance on what their responsibilities may be. In this webinar, potential borrowers will learn which SBA Lenders are right for them, what are micro lenders, the difference between types of loans and more.
How to Gain Customers with a LinkedIn Company Page
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 11:30 am
Need to know how to build your LinkedIn company page? Need strategies and tips to leverage your company page? If so, join us for a presentation with live demos so you leave with takeaways and actionable items whether you are a solopreneur, consultant, small business owner, side gigger, or are thinking about becoming one.
Introduction to Commercial Real Estate
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 11:30 am
If you have ever considered procuring commercial real estate, this webinar is for you! In this webinar, you will learn the basics of commercial real estate including the differences in commercial real estate and commercial leases. Financing, Purchase, Lease options and Investments will all be discussed.
Fraud Prevention: How to Protect your Small Business
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Many small business owners believe that fraud is something that only happens to bigger companies. But technological innovations make it easier than ever to target your business and make you vulnerable to internal and external fraud. Protect your small business from emerging fraud threats.
Avoiding Scams for Small Business Owners
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 11:30 am
Scams evolve all the time. This session will outline scams that small business owners and individuals need to be aware of. Small business owners will be made aware of different types of frauds and scams they need to be on the look-out for, including counterfeit checks, wire transfers and gift card scams and will also discuss what to do if a small business becomes victim of a fraud or scam.
Cash Flow Management Basics
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:30 am
Understanding cash flow is crucial for your business. You must monitor cash flow constantly to make sure your checking account always has a positive balance and that you’re bringing in more cash than you’re spending. If not, you need to revise your plans. In this webinar, we will describe cash flow, its importance, and review a model to predict cash flow.
For the latest information, please visit the Bucks County SCORE Workshop page.
Workshops and Events from Elsewhere
Stay tuned for information on upcoming events.
Bucks Business Recovery/Economic Resources/Grants
Small Business Grant Opportunities
Developed and administered by Startup Bucks, a local non-profit organization, Bucks Built provides $250,000 annually into 10 promising early-stage startups per round with funding from the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority and provides $40,000 in grants funded by Penn Community Bank.
Through up to 12 months of iterative advising, resources, and connections, Bucks Built helps recipients master growth and access follow-on investment.
More information on this grant opportunity can be found at https://startupbucks.org/bucks-built.
12 Best Small Business Grants for Women for 2022
12 Best Small Business Grants for Women for 2022 courtesy of Fit Small Business
Business grants for women are essentially free money offered by organizations or special-interest groups to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. They aren’t loans—you aren’t required to repay them once they’ve been awarded.
Listed below are 12 websites that either provide direct grant money to women-owned businesses or assistance to help them secure grant money from other sources.
Amber Grant - $2,000 grant with potential for additional $25,000
Cartier Women’s Initiative - Up to $100,000 for early-stage business
Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program - $5,000 for businesses with revenues over $75,000
GrantsforWomen.org - A vast listing of grants and scholarships available to women
SoGal Black Founder Startup Grant - A foundation that helps sponsor $5,000 to $10,000 grants to black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs.
IFundWomen - A marketplace looking to close the gender gap in startup funding.
SBA Women’s Business Centers - Resource centers for business training and access to credit and capital
American Association of University Women - $10,000 for businesses supporting women in the community
Halstead Grant - Up to $7,500 for silver jewelry businesses
Minority Business Development Agency - Business resources including assistance completing grant applications
Grants.gov - Database of federally-sponsored grants, including small business grants for women-owned companies
37 Angels - Angel investment funding for startups
Read the full article: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-women-owned-business-grants/
Bucks Business Recovery
Bucks County has worked with a number of agencies to aid in the recovery of small businesses that were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The county partnered to award three rounds of the Bucks Back to Work Small Business Grant and recently finished awarding Bucks Business Recovery Grants. In addition, 196 recipients were awarded the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) Grants.
Additional information on these grants, including application breakdowns and the award plans, can be found on the Bucks Back to Work/Economic Resources page.
Any additional questions you may have should be sent to [email protected].
Do you own a business in Bucks County. If so, the Bucks County Commissioners and the Planning Commission desire your input to help plan the future of the county. Please take a moment to complete this very important Bucks 2040 Survey so that we may continue to assist our businesses as best as possible moving forward.
Chambers of Commerce
Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
252 W Swamp Road (Route 313)
Bailiwick, Suite 23
Doylestown, PA 18901
Greater BucksMont Chamber of Commerce
228 York Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce
10 Stockton Ave
New Hope, PA 18938
Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce
409 Hood Boulevard
Fairless, PA 19030
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
21 N Main Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
Helpful Links for Bucks County Small Businesses
- Upper/Central Bucks - Lehigh University SBDC
- Lower/Central Bucks - Temple University, Fox School of Business, SBDC