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NWBC to Release Research on Patents, Trademarks; Observe Start of Women’s History Month

What:             The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will release findings from an extensive study of women who applied for and received patents and trademarks over the last 35 years. Preliminary findings indicate the number has accelerated in recent years. NWBC is examining the link between intellectual property rights and women business owners. The research will be released during a morning tribute to women whose ingenuity and inventions have improved our lives, Women Entrepreneurs: Celebrating the Past, Inventing the Future, co-hosted by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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More Patents Granted to Women in Recent Years

New Study Examines Patent Applications by Gender,  Link to Women Entrepreneurs

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Women-Owned Firms in the United States

Women-Owned Firms in the United States Report

Every five years, the U.S. Census completes an extensive Survey of Business Owners (SBO) that examines businesses by the gender of the business owner.  This is the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on the economic and demographic characteristics of businesses across the country by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.  The SBO is authorized by Title 13 of the United States Code and responses are mandatory.  The data on women-owned businesses provided by the Census is the main source of demographic information used by the NWBC.

The 2007 data was fully released in June 2011, so the NWBC commissioned a private research company to study this data in-depth. The data was analyzed by different characteristics to further expand the current understanding of women-owned businesses and to search for any interesting or unique findings that bear further study.

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2011 Annual Report

Download 2011 Annual Report

Download 2011 Annual Report

As independent advisors to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is required to provide an annual report on its work and recommendations for optimizing the economic potential of women-owned small businesses.

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NWBC Submits 2011 Annual Report to White House, Congress, SBA

WASHINGTON  – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) submitted its 2011 Annual Report to the president, Congress and U.S. Small Business Administration, providing its list of policy and program recommendations for how the government can best assist women-owned businesses.

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Developments in Women-owned Business, 1997-2007

Developments in Women-owned Business, 1997-2007

The years from 1997 to 2007 were a dynamic period in the U.S. economy. The strong growth early in this period was negatively affected by the recession of 2000-2001; strong economic growth resumed in 2002-2007. The data for this period reflect an economy moving out of a recession and ending on a high note in 2007, before the next recession. How did women and other small business owners fare during this 10-year period between 1997 and 2007?

The primary goal of this report is to place gender in a broader perspective. Business ownership no longer can be analyzed simply on the basis of the owner’s gender; businesses owned by women and men more and more share the same general development patterns. Moreover, the strong growth of publicly held firms, which cannot be identified by the demographic characteristics of their many owners, has led to the need to focus on both privately owned and publicly held firms.

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Preliminary Report for the Survey of Business Owner Data Analysis Project

Preliminary Report for the Survey of Business Owner Data Analysis Project

Every five years, the U.S. Census completes an extensive Survey of Business Owners (SBO) that examines businesses by the gender of the business owner(s).  This is the only comprehensive, regularly collected source of information on the economic and demographic characteristics of businesses across the country by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.  The SBO is authorized by Title 13 of the United States Code and responses are mandatory.  The data on women-owned businesses provided by the Census is the main source of demographic information used by the NWBC.

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National Women’s Business Council Launches Updated Website

WASHINGTON  – The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) unveiled a redesigned website Monday that will make it easier for the public and NWBC constituents to learn about the research and other work the Council is conducting to help women entrepreneurs.

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National Women’s Business Council To Hold Public Meeting, Roundtable Discussions

What:

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will hold a public meeting to discuss its 2012 research agenda, review work completed since its last meeting, and outline topics to be included in its annual report to the White House, Congress and SBA. It also will take public comments and questions.

Following the public meeting, NWBC will convene a series of roundtable discussions on topics including high-growth industries, microenterprises, access to capital and the hurdles for women business owners who want to grow beyond the start-up phase.

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NWBC Chair Donna James Keynote

NWBC Chair Donna James to deliver keynote address at Head Over Heels, Southern Arizona Women’s Business Conference. Tucson, AZ. www.tucsonhispanicchamber.org