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New Report Highlights Challenges Faced by Black Women Entrepreneurs; Offers Roadmap for Solving Toughest Issues

National Women’s Business Council report documents the experience of black women business owners and the significant barriers that may stem from their historical experience in the U.S.

National Women’s Business Council Announces New Online Resource Platform for Growth- Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs

New Platform Will Improve Access to Resources Required for High-Growth Women-Owned Businesses

National Women’s Business Council Report Shows Women-Owned Businesses Thriving, Growing


March 7, 2016                                                                                   

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National Women’s Business Council Report Shows Women-Owned Businesses Thriving, Growing
Women are starting more than 1,140 businesses per day, employ 8 million people, and bring in annual revenues of $1.4 trillion

The Council Honors Women Veteran Business Owners for National Veteran's Small Business Week

National Veteran's Small Business Week, celebrated the first week of November, honors veteran entrepreneurs who continue to serve our country by creating jobs and fueling economic growth. As part of the celebration, the National Women's Business Council will recognize veteran women business owners, highlighting their great economic impact and community contributions.

Press Conference: New Data Released on Women-owned Businesses

The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) will host a press conference via telephone on August 19th, at 11am ET with Presidentially-appointed Council Chair Carla Harris, Assistant to the President Tina Tchen and senior staff from the United States Census to discuss preliminary data from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). The data is expected to show growth in numbers of women-owned companies, especially for women of color, across the country. The preliminary data is slated to be officially released by the United States Census Bureau on August 18th, 2015.

Comment from the Executive Director on the Annual Survey of Business Owners

This comment was submitted to The Department of Commerce by NWBC Executive Director Amanda Brown on the Annual Survey of Business Owners in an effort to obtain additional crucial data on the state of women-owned businesses to help us further refine our policy recommendations:

NWBC Member Spotlight: Astia

Every month we spotlight one of our Council Member organizations to keep you up to date with their most recent initiatives and events, what resources they provide and how you can get involved in their work. The NWBC Group of Six includes the representatives of the participating women’s business organizations: Association of Women Business Centers, Astia, National Association of Women Business Owners, Women Business Enterprise National Council, Women Impacting Public Policy, and Women Presidents’ Organization.

Event: How Women Entrepreneurs are Revitalizing America

The National Women’s Business Council’s March public meeting to be hosted in Detroit spotlighting the local entrepreneurship ecosystem for women

Detroit, MI – Through their research, the NWBC has found that new businesses are an important bedrock of a thriving economy and have in recent years shown themselves to create jobs and economic growth, nationally and locally.

#HerOwnBoss Project Celebrates the Courage and Triumphs of Women Entrepreneurs

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the women of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) are kicking off the month with a story-telling project to highlight and share honest advice, important truths and inspiring stories from women entrepreneurs. 

Women’s Entrepreneurship is Growing at an Unprecedented Rate; Pro-active Policy is Needed to Support and Sustain the Momentum

The National Women’s Business Council releases Annual Report, making policy recommendations to the White House, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration