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Minority & Women Owned Businesses

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Events: Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Boot Camp

"If you want to grow your business, expand your expertise, explore new opportunities, build a band of resources and mingle with your peers sign up today. Don't miss this exciting day of education and motivation that will energize, synergize and maximize your success."

Forbes Woman Entrepreneurs

Forbes offers a website to assist women in dealing with issues they encounter while maneuvering in the entrepreneurial world.

Golden Seeds

"We identify and invest in women-led ventures with the potential to grow into multi-million dollar businesses, and provide women entrepreneurs with strategic business advice and the tools they need for growth." Offices in Boston and New York.

Grants for Single Mothers

Single Mom Financial Aid, Scholarship Resources, Food and Housing Programs, Parenting Advice, and more

Ladies Who Launch

From the creator: "Victoria Colligan started Ladies Who Launch to provide inspiration and advice to women entrepreneurs during a time when little attention was being paid to their challenges and success. Victoria and her team of leaders built a network of more than 100,000 women and a brand that reached millions through free events, workshops, expert advice and the books Victoria authored to share her learnings from thousands of interviews with women in business."

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

From the site: "Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy. NAWBO is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 5000 members and 60 chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide."

Startup Princess

"Startup Princess is an international network committed to Empowering Women Entrepreneurs by offering resources for women in business to support, mentor, collaborate, learn from, and inspire one another. In 2006, after struggling to raise funding for an initial business venture, Kelly King Anderson recognized an important market niche existed for reliable resources educating women desiring to start and grow successful businesses, thus Startup Princess was developed."

The Decade of the Woman Entrepreneur

"Although success stories abound, women still face societal and personal pressures - perceived and real - when they consider becoming entrepreneurs. While women hold 51.4 percent of managerial and professional jobs, only 3 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are female. A recent survey of one of the world's larger entrepreneur organizations found that just 7 percent of members are women. "So, while the numbers of highly educated women who have the potential to start scalable ventures have reached record levels, these women are not pursuing entrepreneurship or being exposed to entrepreneurial possibilities through networking."

Women 2.0

Women 2.0 is a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Their mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform.

Women Business Owners Center

News and articles addressing the needs of women entrepreneurs.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

From the site: "The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country."

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