Small Business Resources for Women

Business Growth and Education Resources for Women

  • business resources Small Business Administration: Get small business loans, register to bid on government contracts, and more!
    www.sba.gov
  • Small Business Development Center(s): Your complete listing of federally funded SBDC’s for the U.S.
    www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/sbdc/sbdclocator/SBDC_LOCATOR.html
  • Federal Business Opportunities. If you are a minority/female owned business, why not compete for business specifically set aside for you? Up to 38,000 opportunities at any given time!
    https://www.fbo.gov/index?cck=1&au=&ck=
  • Women Biz.Gov: The gateway for Women Owned businesses selling to the government.
    www.womenbiz.gov
  • Business Statistics: Free statistics and financial ratios for businesses by industry; find out what the average firm in your industry spends and earns.
    www.bizstats.com
  • Business Finance and Lending: This lender-matching service offers a range of useful information on various ways to finance a business.
    www.businessfinance.com
  • How to for Entrepreneurs: The Kauffman Foundation runs this site, which features hundreds of how-to articles for entrepreneurs, and data for policymakers.
    www.entrepreneurship.org
  • Market Trending and Research: Snapshots of consumer trends in different markets, from groceries to movies, by one of the oldest and biggest market-research firms
    www.nielsen.com
  • E-commerce Business Know How: Even internet-illiterate entrepreneurs can learn almost everything they need to start an e-commerce business here.
    www.access-ecom.info
  • Small Business Advancement National Center: Small business researchers contribute to this trove of scholarly articles on small-business issues.
    www.sbaer.uca.edu
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.: The U.S. Census Bureau's comprehensive and authoritative rundown of statistics on America's economy and society
    www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

Associations and Organizations for Female Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC): The nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.
    www.wbenc.org
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO): A dues based organization representing the interests of female organizations in all industries, with 80 chapters across the nation.

 

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Meridith Dennes is a co-founder and the CEO of Project Eve LLC, a leading women's lifestyle media company online including some of the web's best loved communities including the eponymous Project Eve, Getting Balance, Project Eve Moms, Project Eve Money and Scary Puppy Silly Kitty. With a digital readership in excess of 20+ million monthly uniques, and over 1 million social media followers, Project Eve provides the news and resources to inspire and empower women. Meridith also works as a digital consultant and social media strategist and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to help increase brand awareness and improve social media engagement.Meridith holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. Prior to founding Project Eve, she spent 15 years working in investment banking. Meridith currently lives in Vermont with her husband and 2 daughters and spends her free time teaching skiing, practicing yoga, hiking and snowshoeing.

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