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Past Research

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...

[NEW] Access to Capital Infographic Tool Kit

November 2014

The Council completed two projects on access to capital for high-growth women-owned businesses this year.  While this research is essential...

New Research Identifies Women-Owned Businesses with Growth Potential

October 2014

The Council commissioned research on sole proprietorships and the factors leading to these firms’ first hires. The purpose was to discover how...

Women-Owned Businesses & the Supply Chain

September 2014

Women-owned businesses (WOBs) with business-to-business (B2B) sales tend to have higher revenue and better access to capital. This infographic...

High Growth Women-Owned Businesses' Access to Capital

August 2014

New Research Shows that Women-Owned Firms Exceed Growth Expectations, but Still Lack Access to Capital