Small Business Resources for Women

Business Growth and Education Resources for Women

  • business resourcesSmall 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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