Providing Resources for Growth . . .
Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)
The SBA St. Louis District Office will host a series of virtual sessions for the anticipated Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) became law on March 11, 2021 and established the RRF. The ARPA appropriated $28.6 billion for RRF, authorizing SBA to award funds, not loans. If interested in the sessions please see the below bulletin for more information on dates and how to register.
Below is a list of resources and links to companies you may want to team up with to help you in growing and scaling your company.
Better Family Life
The Better Family Life mission is to promote positive changes within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area through planning and establishing various programs that help to create those changes. The organization seeks to empower communities by offering services geared toward social and
Building Union Diversity (BUD) Program
If you’re interested in a career in construction, the BUD Program may be for you. This program
helps to launch the construction careers of previous un- and underemployed individuals with an
interest in the construction industry. The program is particularly interested in helping women and
minorities, as well.
Center for the Acceleration of African-American Business
CAAAB seeks to spur economic growth and development in the St. Louis and East Metro Illinois
areas by elevating small and disadvantaged African-American businesses through programs
like the Small Business Capacity Building and Parents As Entrepreneurs.
(314) 533-2411 x109
From networking events to co-working space, consulting services to event planning and more,
DK Solutions is a true one-stop shop for the budding and established entrepreneur. Their
program “The Social Synergy Project” helps entrepreneurs get in the best position to succeed
and prevent costly mistakes and setbacks.
Fathers Support Center
The Fathers Support Center offers programs and services that help clients become financially
and emotionally involved in their children’s lives, maintain steady employment and gain skills
and behaviors that ensure the well-being of their children. The Youth Leadership and
Development Program helps disadvantaged youth, ages 13-21, strive toward brighter futures by
offering one-on-one mentoring, group sessions, work readiness training and support and
community-based learning experiences.
Grace Hill Womens Business Center
While Grace Hill’s primary focus is women and minorities in under-resourced areas, it provides
business development services to ALL entrepreneurs in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Offering intensive business development courses, online trainings, one-on-one business
counseling, specialized seminars, events and more, Grace Hill Women’s Business Center is a
one-stop shop for the aspiring or established entrepreneur.
Mid-States Diversity Supplier
An affiliate of the National Minority Diversity Supplier Council, the Mid-State MSDC mission is to
promote minority business by providing a direct connection to corporations committed to
purchasing products and services from the Mid-State MSDC network of MBEs. THe Mid-State
MSDC serves Central Illinois, Indiana and Eastern Missouri.
Minority Business Development Agency
An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the MBDA promotes the growth of minority
owned businesses, working throughout the United States to connect these businesses with the
essential tools needed for growth. Its clientele consists of businesses owned by
African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hasidic Jews, Hispanic-Americans, Native Americans and
Missouri Business Development Program
Whether you’re a new or veteran entrepreneur, the Missouri Business Development Program
offers extensive resources to help you get started or promote and sustain business growth.
From writing a business plan to effectively managing your business finances to hiring
employees and providing employment benefits, the Missouri Business Development program
has the information you need.
Urban League of Metropolitan Saint Louis
The Urban League’s Business Training Center offers computer access and skills training to
low-income individuals in an effort to help them be better prepared for preferred employment
and increased wage earnings. Services include testing and administrative and computer skills
assessment and training.
Urban League - Save Our Sisters
The Urban League’s Save Our Sisters program strives to help women achieve their full potential
with a battery of services geared toward every aspect of their life.
Urban League - Save Our Sons
The Urban League’s Save Our Sons program assists economically disadvantaged men receive
post-secondary education, job training and other career skills necessary to successfully enter
the workforce and earn a livable wage.
Missouri Department of Transportation
- Keep customers and ourselves safe
- Provide outstanding customer service
- Deliver transportation solutions of great value
- Use resources wisely
- Keep roads and bridges in good condition
- Operate a reliable and convenient transportation system
- Advance economic development
1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) (Customer Service)
1-866-831-6277 (Motor Carrier Services)