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Undercapitalization as a Contributing Factor to Business Failure for Women Entrepreneurs

September 2015
One of the Council’s key areas of research is on women's access to capital, a continual challenge for women entrepreneures. Two of the NWBC’s FY2013 research projects demonstrate that accessing sufficient capital is a problem even for high-growth women-owned...

Studying the Impact of Women's Business Centers

August 2015
In collaboration with the SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership, the Council worked with Carnegie Mellon University to review and analyze the effectiveness of Women’s Business Centers. Our hope was to gain an understanding of the Women’s Business Center...

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Building Bridges: Leveraging Research and Relationships to Impact the Business Climate for Women

December 2014
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2014 Annual Report, "Building Bridges: Leveraging Research and Relationships to Impact the Business Climate for Women." This report is a synthesis of our research and the implications of our findings for the women'...

NWBC 2013 Annual Report

December 2013
Today, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) releases its annual report focusing on economic issues of importance to women business owners. Each year NWBC delivers its annual report along with policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Small...

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