Resource Inventory for Growth-Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs: Findings and Future Directions

ByNWBC Council

Resource Inventory for Growth-Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs: Findings and Future Directions

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Women business owners with growth aspirations can contribute significantly to economic growth in the United States, but women are currently under-represented among large firms with $1 million or more in revenue. To improve access to resources required for growth, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) created a searchable repository of 196 premiere, growth-oriented programs. The repository was developed by identifying a catalogue of resource keywords (such as business accelerators and export assistance) and culling a list of such resources from entrepreneur-focused websites and publications. The resources were coded for goodness-of-fit indicators and analyzed in the aggregate to describe the scope of the inventory and potential gaps in programs available to women entrepreneurs through the searchable online repository, “Grow Her Business: A Resource from Start-up to Scale-up.”

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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.