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Past Research

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


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...