Listed below are several resources for women who want to stay informed about the business community, and who have a desire to connect and network with other professional and business women. Also listed are agencies that can provide assistance to those with entrepreneurial interest.
Small Business Administration - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
SCORE (Advice for Small Business Owners) - America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. They offer advice online and in-person at one of 364 offices nationwide.
National Women's Business Council - The National Women's Business Council is a bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
The Council's mission is to promote bold initiatives, policies, and programs designed to support women's business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces -- from start-up to success to significance.
Woman Owned.com - WomanOwned.com was founded in 1997 by Christina Blenk as a resource for other women business owners online. As a new business owner, Christina shared with her visitors the wisdom that she was learning through her own experiences.
National Association of Women Business OwnersThe National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of America's more than 10 million women-owned businesses representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO represents the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 7000 members and 80 chapters across the country. NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.