Fact Sheet: Access to Capital

ByNWBC Council

Fact Sheet: Access to Capital

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Lack of access to capital continues to be a barrier for women-owned businesses.

On average, women start their business with half as much capital as men ($75,000 vs. $135,000). Women-owned and men-owned high growth potential firms experience larger disparities in capital at the time of founding ($150,000 vs. $320,000).

 

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NWBC Council administrator

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a nonpartisan federal advisory council established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, the Congress, and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration on issues related to women’s business enterprise. The Council is comprised of eight small business owners from across the country, six representatives of national women’s business organizations, and one Chairperson, Liz Sara, who was recently appointed by President Donald J. Trump in August 2018.