The SBA website has some great resources for women-owned small businesses including:Office of Women’s Business Ownership: business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital.
Women’s Business Centers : a network of over 100 centers across the U.S., designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses.
8(a) Business Development Program: helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace.
SBA Loan Programs: take advantage of SBA loan programs, and get advice and counseling to help choose the right path for your company.
Women-Owned Small Businesses Federal Contracting Program: helps women-owned small businesses compete for federal contracts. Understand the eligibility requirements before applying.
Matchmaking Events : The SBA works with federal agencies to increase contracting opportunities and achieve the government’s 5% contracting goal for women-owned small businesses. Look for matchmaking events targeting both the federal and private procurement.
DreamBuilder : a look at all areas of business ownership, through a carefully-crafted. engaging curriculum, in both English and Spanish. Create your business plan to start a business or develop an existing one.