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Breaking the Blueprint

A blog series that dives into the unique business challenges and opportunities of underrepresented business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Breaking the Blueprint pieces discuss various topics that help entrepreneurs capitalize on their skills, grow their businesses, and learn from other entrepreneurs. 

This page is your guide to all Breaking the Blueprint content and will be updated when new pieces come out. Discover the top viewed posts, or use the table of contents below to find the resources you need.

Funding & Resources

grants for lgbtq entrepreneurs and business owners

16 Grants for LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs

disability-owned business certification

Disability-Owned Business Enterprise Certification: Everything You Need to Know

business grants for AAPI entrepreneurs

10 Business Grants for AAPI Entrepreneurs (+ Where to Find More)

grants for black women

11 Grants for Black Women

funding resources for black owned businesses

37 Funding Resources for Black-Owned Businesses

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Advice and Resources for AAPI Business Owners, from AAPI Business Owners


Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs: Start on the Right Foot


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5 Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

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8 Networking Tips for LGBTQ+ Professionals at Conferences and Events

networking platforms for Black entrepreneurs

7 Networking Platforms for Black Entrepreneurs


discrepancies experienced by Black content creators

Discrepancies Experienced by Black Content Creators (Expert Insight)

best cities for minority entrepreneurs

7 of the Best Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs

starting a minority owned business

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Minority-Owned Business [+ Expert Tips]

effective email marketing strategies for black owned businesses

5 Successful Email Marketing Strategies for Black-Owned Businesses [+ Examples]

social media strategies and resources for black owned businesses

13 Social Media Strategies & Resources for Black-Owned Businesses

effective marketing strategies and tips for black-owned businesses

11 Effective Marketing Strategies and Tips for Black-Owned Businesses

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7 Marketing Tools for Black-Owned Businesses

ultimate guide for building a team for black-owned businesses

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Team for Black Business Owners

Professional Development & Mentorship


5 Inspiring Indigenous and Native Entrepreneurs to Know About

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The 5 Best Cities for Black Entrepreneurs

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19 Black Influencers To Follow and Learn From

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16 Educational Podcasts for Minority Entrepreneurs

events and conferences for lbgtq+ entrepreneurs

10 Events and Conferences for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs