Women entrepreneurs barely merit special treatment these days.
There are 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States,
and they employ 27.5 million people. Together, women-owned business
contribute over $3.6 trillion to the economy each and every year.
Still, if you are a woman starting a business or growing an existing
business, there are many resources for women entrepreneurs that
you can tap into.
This is a comprehensive list of resources for female entrepreneurs.
We are constantly updating our list of female networking organizations
and entrepreneurial programs for women. If we are missing a good
resource, please let us know.
Entrepreneurial Resources for Women
- MyBiz for
Women - A Small Business Administration microsite dedicated
to assisting female entrepreneurs. Provides perspective on issues
important to women business owners, their business and their community.
- Online Women's
Business Center - The U.S. Small Business Administration is
doing more than ever to help level the playing field for women
entrepreneurs, and the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership
(OWBO) is leading the way.
Businesses Selling to Government - Here, you can find useful information and links specifically focused on the woman business owner interested in doing business with the federal government.
Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century - This website offers resources, information, registration and networking opportunities to help female entrepreneurs and business owners reach their maximum potential.
on Women - SCORE has assembled a great list of links to useful
Web sites for women entrepreneurs.
Small Business Research - Looking for research on
women-owned businesses? The Office of Advocacy offers extensive
economic research on female-owned businesses.
- re:Invention Blog - Kirsten Osolind's blog is an amazing collection of entrepreneurial resources for women. This one is definitely worth checking out!
- Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations.