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NWBC remains dedicated to connecting the voice of women entrepreneurs to our nation’s policymakers and key resource partners. While the list below is not exhaustive, it may serve as a quick reference for entrepreneurs interested in developing their business.

SBA Entrepreneurial Development Resources
  • SBA District Offices – Local offices offering business development services and training to help small businesses start and grow.
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SBA Resource Partners
  • Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) – A national network of entrepreneurship centers that provide free to low-cost counseling and training with a focus on women who want to start, grow, and expand their small business
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Federal Contracting
  • SBA Contracting Guide – An online guide that walks small business owners through the federal contracting process.
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SBA Funding
  • SBA Funding Programs – A webpage with comprehensive information to learn about loans, investment capital, disaster assistance, surety bonds, and grants.
  • SBA Lender Match – A tool that connects businesses with potential lenders offering SBA-backed funding.
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Additional Federal Resources
  • – The federal government’s online, one-stop shop to search for government grant opportunities.
  • USDA Minority Women Farmers and Ranchers – The Department of Agriculture’s online listing of resources and loan types for underserved farmers and ranchers, including women.
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Women’s Business Organizations

Below is a non-exhaustive list of national women’s business organizations as well as other important nonprofit resources championing equity and supporting minority- and women-owned small businesses.

  • Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) – “AEO’s more than 1,700 members and partners include a broad range of organizations that provide capital and services to assist underserved entrepreneurs in starting, stabilizing, and expanding their businesses.”
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  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS) – “For individuals seeking equity for women in science, engineering, technology, and math, AWIS provides career development, networking, mentorship, and leadership opportunities.”
  • Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) – “AWBC works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of more than one hundred WBCs. WBCs help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to over 150,000 women entrepreneurs each year.”
  • Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities – GET Cities “is an initiative designed to accelerate the representation and leadership of women in tech through the development of inclusive tech hubs across the United States.”
  • How Women Lead – A national organization of top women executives focused on investment and philanthropy to empower women.
  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) – NAWIC “has over 115 chapters throughout the United States that provide its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.”
  • National Association of Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO) – “Founded in 1975, NAWBO is the unified voice of over 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.”
  • National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) – “NAWRB is a leading voice for women in the housing ecosystem … advocating for women’s gender equality, raising the utilization of women-owned businesses and providing women the tools and opportunities for economic expansion and growth.”
  • Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center – A nonprofit organization with a mission to improve inclusion, access, and knowledge in entrepreneurship. It provides the global exchange of knowledge and experience, free classes and weekly events, and networking opportunities.
  • Native Women Lead – “Native Women Lead revolutionizes systems and inspires innovation by investing in Native women in business … by co-creating with and convening [the] community to build coalitions while honoring … culture, creativity, and connections.”
  • Startup Champions Network – A professional association of entrepreneurial ecosystem builders. Members are individual system weavers committed to entrepreneurship as a tool to improve communities.
  • The BOW Collective – Business philanthropists that work together to bring awareness, business opportunities, and capital resources to Black women-owned enterprises.
  • The Tory Burch Foundation – A foundation that empowers women and women entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, education, and digital resources.
  • U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) – USWCC is focused on helping “women start and build successful businesses and careers, gain access to government contracts, grow as leaders, and prepare for a secure retirement.”
  • Walker’s Legacy – “A global platform for professional and entrepreneurial multicultural women.” The organization notes it exists “to inspire, equip, and engage through thoughtprovoking content, educational programming, and a global community.”
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – “WBENC has grown to become the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and a leading advocate for women-owned businesses.”
  • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) – “A national, nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of women entrepreneurs—strengthening their impact on our nation’s public policy, creating economic opportunities, and forging alliances with other business organizations.”
  • Women’s Presidents’ Organization (WPO) – “A nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. The organization was formed to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries.”
Foundations and Private Sector Programs
  • Bank of America Center for Women Entrepreneurs – A center that provides an access to capital directory for women entrepreneurs, invests in partnerships that advance the interests of women business owners, and offers training, mentoring, and capital.
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