Looking for resources for gay entrepreneurs?
Although statistics on GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender)
entrepreneurship are scare, there are without a doubt tens of millions
of GLBT entrepreneurs out there on our fine planet.
While making a huge contribution to the global economy and their
local communities, gay and lesbian entrepreneurs struggle with many
of the same challenges faced by other business owners, as well as
a few entrepreneurial challenges that are unique to the GLBT community.
We've started to assemble a comprehensive list of resources for
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender entrepreneurs. We are constantly
updating our list of gay and lesbian networking organizations and
entrepreneurial programs for the gay and lesbian community. If we
are missing a good resource, please let us know.
Resources for Gay and Lesbian Entrepreneurs
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - The NGLCC represents the interests of an estimated 800,000 to 1.4 million LGBT owned businesses. Through its network of 45 based chambers and business organizations as well as 9 internationally, the NGLCC is the largest business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.
- Echelon - Gay Magazine For GLBT Business Professionals - Echelon is an online magazine that publishes articles on GLBT finance, economic development, workplace advocacy, corporate diversity, education, employment and explores the ever evolving GLBT marketplace.
- GayFranchise.com provides an online franchise directory with
emphasis on equality-minded franchisors that support Gay and Lesbian
- StartOut is an organization dedicated to fostering and developing entrepreneurship in the gay and lesbian community. It provides education, access to funding, networking opportunities and mentorship for LGBT entrepreneurs.