How to Support Next Women’s Generation in Small Businesses

Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB's) are making a significant impact in today's society. As a result, we need to encourage and support the new generation of women business entrepreneurs. This articles provides four ways to take action that benefits women in the business world. They are: become a representative for young entrepreneurs, create an internship program, attend [...]

April 14th, 2017|Information, SBA, Small Business, WOSB|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Defending America’s Small Contractors Act of 2016

Ohio representative Steve Chabot has introduced H.R. 4341- Defending America's Small Contractors Act of 2016. This Bill will amend the Small Business Act and clarify the role of small business advocates.  It will also improve transparency and clarity for small businesses as well as increase opportunities for competition in subcontracting. For more information on this bill, [...]

March 31st, 2016|Resources, Small Business, Uncategorized, WOSB|

SBA Webinar on Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program

SBA is hosting a webinar called, "What you need to Know about the Women-Owned Business Contracting Program". The SBA webinar will cover topics like, WOSBs vs. EDWOSBs, eligibility requirements, and provide a step by step instruction through the General Login System (GLS) process of becoming a self-certified EDWOSB/WOSB. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 29, [...]

March 24th, 2016|Events, Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

SBA Program Eligibility for Women Owned Small Business

Are you interested in becoming certified as a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) so that your company is eligible for contracting opportunities within the program? Information such as the WOSB certification process, either by an SBA-approved Third-Party Certifier or self-certification, can be found on the Small Business Administration (SBA) website.  For more information, please click here.    

March 15th, 2016|Resources, Small Business, WOSB|

New NAICS for Women-Owned Small Business Program

In 2015, a reevaluation of those industries eligible for the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program was conducted at the request of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Effective March 3, 2016, WOSBs and EDWOSBs will be eligible for contract opportunities in 113 new industry groups.  The Federal Register Notice identifying the updated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) [...]

March 11th, 2016|Resources, Small Business, WOSB|