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Past Research

Resource Inventory for Growth-Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs: Findings and Future Directions

May 2016

Women business owners with growth aspirations can contribute significantly to economic growth in the United States, but women are currently under-...

Research Philosophy

May 2016

The National Women’s Business Council is a nonpartisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to...

The Growth and Development of Women-Owned Enterprises in the United States, 2002 - 2012

March 2016

This research is an analysis of the key trends and findings in women’s business ownership, comparing figures from the 2002, 2007, and 2012 Surveys...

A Media Resource on Women and Entrepreneurship

December 2015

Based on our survey of media coverage on entrepreneurship the Council identified a gap in culture where we could better support media makers in...

TOOLKIT: How to Build an Effective Social Network

October 2015

Based on NWBC research released earlier this year,...

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...

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...

Structural Differences in Women's and Men's Social Networks

July 2015

Research has shown that social networks are vital to the healthy development and growth of a women's entrepreneurial endeavor. While there is a...