Resources for Woman-Owned Small Businesses

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The SBA website has some great resources for women-owned small businesses including:Office of Women’s Business Ownership: business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital.

Women’s Business Centers :  a network of over 100 centers across the U.S., designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses.

8(a) Business Development Program:  helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.

SBA Loan Programs: take advantage of SBA loan programs, and get advice and counseling to help choose the right path for your company.

Women-Owned Small Businesses Federal Contracting Program: helps women-owned small businesses compete for federal contracts. Understand the eligibility requirements before applying.

Matchmaking Events : The SBA  works with federal agencies to increase contracting opportunities and achieve the government’s 5% contracting goal for women-owned small businesses. Look for matchmaking events targeting both the federal and private procurement.

DreamBuilder : a look at all areas of business ownership, through a carefully-crafted. engaging curriculum, in both English and Spanish. Create your business plan to start  a business or develop an existing one.

 

 

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