Female entrepreneurs are taking the leap and starting their own businesses at an unprecedented rate. Women are taking control of their own careers and futures. Starting and running your own business is a big undertaking and there is lots of help out there.
If you are considering your own leap or have already started your own business, you may find these resources helpful.
The SBA offers great information and assistance for starting a new business. The major areas of assistance are:
- Help with financing
- Education, information and training (online and in person)
- Government contracting
These resources are available to any small business entrepreneur, but the Office of Women’s Business Ownership offers additional resources and support for women starting businesses.
The NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory council that provides advice and counsel to the President, Congress and the SBA on women’s business issues. It has 15 members who are business owners or executives and representatives from six national women’s business organizations.
- Conducts research
- Distributes its findings
- Provides a platform for change
The NWBC has started a project titled #HerOwnBoss which shares stories and advice from women in business.
Score connects entrepreneurs with mentors, workshops and educational resources to help start and build their businesses. A volunteer organization, Score has physical locations in many parts of the country.
Ladies Who Launch provides a networking community as well as educational resources and advice for women starting their own businesses. Ladies Who Launch also helps women promote themselves and their business through the organization.
Entrepreneur Magazine offers a women’s section. The targeted articles are great, but don’t overlook all the other advice the magazine offers.
Targeted toward moms starting businesses, Mompreneurs supports, provides educational resources as well as a networking platform for moms. They also host events where aspiring mompreneurs can share their business products or services.
Part of DailyWorth, this offshoot has lots of advice on starting and growing your business, from finance to marketing.
Bringing together business women from a broad range of industries, this national organization offers networking opportunities, educational resources and recognition for women in business.
NAWBO is a global organization that includes all industries. This dues-based organization provides support for women seeking greater economic, social and political power globally.
The USWCC works to help women-owned businesses by trying to advance government policies that support the roles of women.
Take advantage of the resources that are available and share your success stories with us.