Business Resource Round-Up for June 2023

June 6

Each month, we gather the best in small business resources and grant opportunities that support entrepreneurs.

Impacto-HIspanic-Business-Accelerator-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-ResourcesImpacto Hispanic Business Accelerator

This accelerator provides Hispanic food entrepreneurs with meaningful learning and networking opportunities, along with $10,000 in grant capital to fuel their business growth. Applicants must operate a business location in one of the Impacto markets: Albuquerque, Chicago, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, or San Antonio. Apply by June 16.


Famous-Amos-Ingredients-for-Success-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-ResourcesFamous Amos Ingredients for Success Entrepreneurs Initiative

Ingredients for Success (IFS) Entrepreneurs Initiative is a national grant competition hosted by Famous Amos for Black-owned small businesses and start-ups. Three Black-owned businesses will be awarded a $50,000 capital grant and a suite of entrepreneurial tools, mentorship, and resources from the program’s community partner, the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Apply by June 25.


Be-Nimble-Co-Accelerator-Programs-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-ResourcesBe Nimble Accelerators

In partnership with 16 Tech, this three-month accelerator program will take emerging Black and Brown chefs and food entrepreneurs from idea to test kitchen to revenue generation. Apply by June 30.


incfile-Fresh-Start-Business-Grant-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-Resources2Incfile Fresh Start Business Grant 

Entrepreneurs 21 years or older can apply to receive $2,500 to put toward business start-up costs and will also receive free formation services from Incfile. Apply by June 30.



Restaurant-Distaster-Relief-Fund-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-Resources2Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund

DoorDash and HelloAlice provide $10,000 grants to restaurants that are experiencing hardship due to a state or federally declared disaster (not due to COVID), are independently owned, operate up to three brick-and-mortar locations, have revenues of less than $3 million per location in the last 12 months, and employ 50 or fewer people per store. First funding round ends June 30.


Americas-Top-Small-Business-Awards-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-Resources2America's Top Small Business Awards

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business with $25,000 grants. Applicants must be a for-profit business operating for at least one year within the United States and have less than 250 employees. Apply by July 7.


CNBC-Entrepreneur-Playbook-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-Resources2Targeting E-Commerce Customers Today and Tomorrow

Shopify President Harley Finkelstein appeared on CNBC Entrepreneur Playbook during National Small Business Week to talk about the opportunities and challenges of targeting e-commerce customers after the pandemic. Watch the video.

Colorado-Employee-Ownership-Office-SpringBoard-Good-Reads-&-Resources2Colorado Employee Ownership Office

Do you want to share ownership of your Colorado-based business with your employees, but you’re unsure how? Explore employee ownership pathways with an introductory course from the Employee Ownership Office. Take the course for free.

News and updates



The DreamSpring team will be speaking at the Credit Builders Alliance Credit-Building Symposium in Washington, D.C., June 7 – 9. This year’s theme is “Bridging the Credit Gap.” 


StartOut will present the 4th Annual StartOut Equity Summit on June 15, a virtual event that focuses on ways for underrepresented entrepreneurs to thrive across geographies and industries.





Business grants provide interest-free capital that doesn’t need to be repaid — that’s free money! Learn more about how to supplement your business funding with grants in our article. 





We’re proud to announce that DreamSpring President/CEO Anne Haines was recognized by the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards for individual excellence in ethical leadership.