(New York) Accion is committed to bringing affordable small business loans to micro-entrepreneurs. Accion East has provided over $132 million in over 20,000 microloans since inception in 1991, helping to grow small businesses and strengthen the communities they serve.
Art Biz Blog
(National) A great resource on business strategies for visual artists.
(National) Growing online marketplace for handcrafted goods.
(New York) ArtHome provides artists with the tools to create financial stability and, as a result, better conditions for creative work. Events and handbooks on financial literacy and homeownership — plus partnerships with a plethora of NYC agencies working in community development and artist support.
(National) The earliest major fan-funding site focused on independent musicians/bands, with artists selected through a review process.
(Boston, Massachusetts) A Boston-based non-profit organization providing a network of strategies and resources to all artists for support and increased exposure.
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston
(Greater Boston, Massachusetts) The A&BC of Greater Boston establishes a vital connection between Boston’s dynamic business and legal communities and Boston’s lively arts and culture community through two powerful menus of programs – one for businesses, business professionals, and attorneys, and one for artists and arts organizations.
(Massachusetts) A place to dig into the creative, innovative work of Massachusetts artists.
Business Center for New Americans
(New York) Check out the BCNA calendar of small business workshops, located throughout New York City. The Business Center for New Americans creates a pathway to self-sufficiency for immigrants, refugees, women, and others by providing access to capital, specialized training, technical assistance and personalized coaching.
(National) Cargo’s main goal has been to create accessible tools and a networked context to enhance the exposure of talented individuals on the Internet. Host a certain amount of data for free. Create from a personal website (templated based) to host your work.
Center for Women and Enterprise
(Massachusetts) A non-profit working to help women achieve economic self-sufficiency through business and entrepreneurship. Training and mentoring services in Eastern MA and Rhode Island, in addition to a wide selection of online course offerings.
(COOL) Cultural Organization of Lowell
(Lowell, Massachusetts) COOL is the 501(3)(c) tax-exempt corporation affiliated with the Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events for the City of Lowell, MA. Its mission is to help create a high quality cultural environment that offers appealing experiences to the city’s diverse population, stimulate economic development in the City, and encourage people to participate in the culture of the community.
Crafting an MBA
(National) Terrific blog on “business thinking for designers and makers.”
The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Credit in a Freelance and Gig Economy includes advice from five different experts to make sure there’s a useful experience for every freelancer.
(National) Leading online marketplace for handcrafted goods.
Festival Network Online
(National) Directory of music festivals, craft shows, art festivals and fairs in the U.S. and Canada.
Financial Empowerment Center
(New York) Located throughout the five boroughs, the City’s Financial Empowerment Centers offer free one-on-one counseling about tackling debt, improving credit, saving and financial planning, creating a budget, and more.
(National) Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations with fiscal sponsorship, insurance products, and much more.