LGBTQ-owned businesses

SBA aims to bring focus on economic empowerment in the LGBTQ+ business community by providing access to our programs and services.


LGBTQ+ inclusion and outreach

Business owners can use our local assistance tool to find nearby offices and resources. There, you can get counseling on whether our 8(a) Business Development program is right for you.

SBA conducts outreach to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ business owners, and our staff welcomes and recognizes the importance of greater inclusion at all levels and in all communities.

LGBTQ-owned small business certification

Interested in certifying your LGBTQ+-owned business? The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce offers a certification for LGBTQ-owned small businesses. Certified businesses are in high demand by NGLCC Corporate Partners seeking to increase their spend with the LGBTQ+ community. They also benefit from scholarship programs, mentorship, training, and other business development resources after one year.

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Last updated July 16, 2024