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Past Research

Current Priorities and Challenges of Women Business Owners

March 2009

A new report released this month by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) outlines current policy priorities of...

Evaluating Federal Mentor-Protégé Programs

January 2009

Mentor-Protégé Programs exist in many federal agencies to help small businesses gain technical and business skills from large

Key Contributions of Women-Led Businesses

November 2007

The economic impact of women business owners has long gone understated, according to a new two-part study released by...

Study of Women-Owned and Led Businesses: An Overview of the Data in NWBC's Special Tabulations

November 2007

Using custom datasets from the Census Bureau's 2002 Survey of Business Owners and Self-Employed Persons (SBO), this report assesses the economic...

Voices from the Field: A Report from the National Women's Business Council Town Hall Meetings

September 2007

In March and June 2007, the National Women's Business Council held two town hall meetings with women business owners in St. Louis, Missouri and in...

Explaining State-Level Differences in Women-Owned Business Performance

August 2006

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) today released a new study, Explaining State- Level...

Best Practices in Federal Procurement: A Study of the Successes and Barriers for Women-Owned Businesses

July 2006

Based on a procurement roundtable discussion held at a meeting of...

Accessing Government Markets: An Issues Roundtable Discussion

January 2005

The National Women’s Business Council convened a roundtable discussion of government officials and women business...