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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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The National Women’s Business Council releases Annual Report, making policy recommendations to the White House, Congress and the U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Maria Cantwell, along with Senators Ben Cardin, Jeanne Shaheen, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tammy Baldwin, and John Walsh introduced Senate Bill 2693: The Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014. The bill is written to improve access to lending, business training and federal contracting for women-owned businesses.
The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) released the following statement in response: