Happy International Women’s Day!

To those outstanding women entrepreneurs, we would like to say: Happy International Women's Day! In the early 1900's, women decided to be more vocal and fight for their rights. This movement has continued to this day. Women have connected, globally, and made a tremendous impact on society. Today is the day where we celebrate the social, [...]

March 8th, 2017|News, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

Recommendations to Increase Women Business Owners’ Access to Private Markets

Besides being the government's only independent voice for women entrepreneurs, the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council that makes recommendations to the President, Congress, and SBA about economic issues directly pertaining to women business owners. This report focuses on how women entrepreneurs can acquire opportunities through corporate supplier diversity programs. It centers on [...]

March 6th, 2017|News, NWBC, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

SCORE: A Small Business Success Tool

SCORE is a nonprofit association committed to educating, mentoring, and training small business entrepreneurs. Their expert team provides a series of tools, workshops, and events available to small businesses across the United States. As a subdivision of the Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE offers mentoring sessions on a variety of business topics. Some of these include: business [...]

March 3rd, 2017|Resources, SBA, SCORE, Small Business|

Government Red Tape: A Small Business Dilemma

A report received by economic policy experts announced that the health and potential growth of the small businesses community is being hurt due to overregulation. The U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee Chairman, Mr. Dave Brat, mentioned that reform bills such as the Regulatory Accountability Act and the Congressional Review Act are being introduced in order to resolve this issue. This article [...]

March 1st, 2017|House Small Biz Committee, News, Regulations|

Learn How to Obtain Federal Government Contracts

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a plethora of resources that small business owners can utilize to take advantage of different government opportunities, such as federal contracts. This site includes contracting resources that will guide you to "pitch" your business to potential customers, research opportunities available in your business' industry within the federal marketplace, and understanding the [...]

February 27th, 2017|Resources, SBA, Small Business|

State of Women-Owned Business in 2016

Womenable, founded in 2005, is an organization that focuses on researching various laws, policies, and programs that promote women's business formation and development. This report provides numerical data and explains the trends that have impacted the state of women-owned businesses across the country during 2016. Research done by Womenable has indicated that the number of [...]

February 24th, 2017|Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

Chairman Chabot Backs House Action to End the Small Business Blacklist

The U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman, Steve Chabot, represented the small business community in one of the House's hearings at Washington, D.C. earlier this month. Chairman Chabot focused on H.J. Res. 37 in order to annul the "blacklisting" rule. This rule has caused obstacles for small businesses to obtain federal contracts. Interesting enough, there's been [...]

10 Things Congress and the Administration Need to Know About Women Entrepreneurs

The Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) organization serves as a voice for women entrepreneurs. One of their primary purposes is to advocate on behalf of women business owners and to represent their opinions in different legislative issues and/or processes.  This article includes 10 important facts that demonstrate the imperative contributions women business owners bring to our nation's economy, investment [...]

February 13th, 2017|News, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

The Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges SBA is Facing in FY 2017

The Inspector General of the Department of Commerce (DOC), Mrs. Peggy E. Gustafson, has released a report that explains the numerous challenges the Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently facing. Some of these challenges include: small business contracting, information technology, leadership, human capital strategies, and SBA loan program risk management and oversight. Although progress has been [...]

February 8th, 2017|News, Small Business|

Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s FY 2015 Annual Report Summary

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has released its FY 2015 Annual Report Summary. It contains information on how the DOE is utilizing Small Businesses to complete nearly 6.5 Billion dollars worth of contracts through different opportunities and initiatives. The report also has a message from the Director of the DOE [...]

February 1st, 2017|DOE, Events, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|