The 8(a) Business Development program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. Check with WBCs and local assistance resources for guidance, and our Lender Match tool for finding capital. Womenowned small businesses can also take advantage of SBA loan programs. Our partners offer …

The Office of Women's Business Ownership's mission is to enable and empower women entrepreneurs through advocacy, outreach, education and support. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are …

Apr 17, 2015 – A report from the Institute of Women's Policy Research (IWPR) shows that women are steadily increasing their presence in the world of smallbusiness ownership. About 29 percent of America's business owners are women, that's up from 26 percent in 1997. The number of women-owned firms has grown 68 …

Jul 21, 2015 – In 2014, there were close to 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, a 68 percent increase since 1997, according to The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express. This percentage increase exceeded the national average of small business growth by 1.5 …