Local Small Business Resources
- Events, Webinars, Workshops
- Economic Recovery, Resources & Grants
- Chambers of Commerce
- Helpful Links
Events, Webinars and Workshops presented by SCORE
What’s Your Shtick? Personal Branding Online and Off
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 11:30 am
In this webinar, you will learn how to develop personal branding on LinkedIn. You will reflect on your online and offline reputation in order to perform a SWOT Analysis of YOU and create your own action plan.
This presentation is all about YOU!
Powering your Business: Manage Your Energy Usage & Save Money with Energy Efficiency
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 11:30 am
This webinar will provide small businesses with information on the tools, programs, and resources PECO has, to help them understand and efficiently manage their energy usage.
How can the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority Help Your Small Business Grow?
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 11:30 am
The goal of this webinar is to introduce small businesses to the Bucks County Industrial Development Authority and learn about the various resources available to help grow small businesses. BCIDA is the leading economic development entity for Bucks County and has assisted non-profits, small businesses, and large businesses alike over the last 60+ years of its existence.
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@example.com.
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