Financial & Accounting

SBA Loans, Grants, and Lenders: The place to start for information on SBA's financial assistance programs.

Mississippi SEED Fund: Managed by Innovate Mississippi, this fund provides high-tech, startup companies with access to pre-seed financing, early-stage risk capital and product development capital.

Gulf Coast Angel Network: A network of accredited investors who are interested in investing in companies along the Gulf Coast and beyond who need capital for growth. Coast community.

NO/LA Angel Network: A group of accredited investors from New Orleans and throughout Louisiana who work together to evaluate, fund and nurture early-stage companies.

South Coast Angel Fund, LLC and South Coast Angel Fund II, LLC : Member-managed, early stage, venture capital funds designed to utilize the capital, resources, and expertise of their members to generate financial return through equity investments in entrepreneurial, early-stage companies, primarily within Louisiana and the Gulf Coast community.

Introduction to Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs: SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education provides this self-paced video training exercise as an overview on the subject of crowdfunding as a small business development resource. 

Alabama Business Incentives: For companies creating new jobs and making corporate investments in the state, Alabama offers many incentives. These include programs to help with infrastructure needs of new and expanding businesses, workforce training programs, small and minority-owned business assistance programs, and statutory tax incentives.

Florida Business Incentives: Florida offers companies creating new jobs and making corporate investments in the state several incentives. These programs and incentives address infrastructure needs of new and expanding businesses, workforce training, small and minority-owned business assistance, and statutory tax incentives.

Louisiana Business Incentives: Expanding? Relocating? Starting up? Louisiana's tax credits and incentive programs can help give a company the competitive edge. These include grants and loans designed to meet the infrastructure needs of new and expanding businesses, workforce training, as well as small and minority-owned business assistance programs.

Mississippi Business Incentives: For companies creating new jobs and making corporate investments in the state Mississippi offers many incentives. These include grants and loans designed to meet the infrastructure needs of new and expanding businesses, workforce training programs, small and minority-owned business assistance programs, and statutory tax incentives.

DCAA Checklist and Tools: To comply with the regulations regarding proper financial management, most government contractors with contracts $700k and above must satisfy the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), which is responsible for performing all audits for the DoD, and for providing accounting and financial advisory services to DoD components responsible for procurement and contract administration. DCAA also provides contract audit services for many other government agencies.

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