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Past Research

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


Quantitative Research on the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

July 2014

The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB FCP) aims to reduce the inequity in award and distribution of prime Federal...

Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

November 2013

On November 14, the National Women’s Business Council released a new...

New Research: Factors Influencing the Growth of Women-Owned Businesses – Risk Tolerance, Motivations, Expectations, and Culture

October 2013

Like all entrepreneurs, women business owners face many challenges in making their entrepreneurship dreams a reality.  Some of the challenges...

National Women's Business Council Releases Provocative Piece on Women-Led Businesses

August 2013

The National Women’s Business Council released a new infographic Tuesday illustrating the significant economic clout of women-led businesses. ...

New Data Analysis Shows Women-Owned Business Thriving, But Still Facing Obstacles

June 2013

Despite the difficult economic climate during the Great Recession, women-owned businesses performed just as well as men-owned businesses during...