Introduction to Business Inclusion

Business Inclusion can be used to engage woman, veteran and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) owned businesses and support their retention and expansion in a community.

Unfortunately, the economy still isn't a place of equal opportunity and centuries of inequality still are prevalent in the world of small business. Thankfully, there are programs that attempt to remove barriers and provide an equal chance to succeed by helping woman, veteran and BIPOC businesses grow. Increasing business inclusion requires a robust and transparent public education campaign that engages businesses and provides access to grants or loans, as well as training, job opportunities, mentorship, and even better business opportunities. Business Inclusion is typically implemented by economic development departments, and other local government agencies that want to inventory woman, veteran and BIPOC businesses and promote an inclusive business community.

The Business Inclusion solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you engage local woman, veteran and BIPOC businesses, learn how to support their retention and expansion, and promote their businesses and job opportunities so economic prosperity is available to all.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

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See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.

Requirements

Business Inclusion requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online
  • ArcGIS Hub Premium
  • Survey123 Connect

Information products

Business Inclusion includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Business Inclusion

An ArcGIS Hub site used by the general public to locate, promote, and connect with woman, veteran and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) owned businesses in their community

Not Required

Business Listing

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by business owners to share business information, including operating hours, services provided, job opportunities, and any special offers

Community Account

Business Listing Manager

A Crowdsource Polling app used by business owners to update business information on a regular basis

Community Account

Business Program Manager

A Crowdsource Manager app used by economic development staff to manage business listings and local business programs

Editor

Employment Locator

A Nearby app used by the general public to find local employment and job training opportunities

Not Required

Business Inclusion Locator

A Nearby app used by the general public to find local woman, veteran and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) owned businesses and cultural resources

Not Required

Business Inclusion Survey

An ArcGIS Survey123 form used by business owners to record business operations, finance, and workforce metrics

Community Account

Business Inclusion Survey Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by economic development staff to monitor business operations, finance, and workforce metrics

Viewer

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

VersionDescription

1.0

  • First release of Business Inclusion