The Office of Women’s Business Ownership

The Office of Women’s Business Ownership
The Small Business Administration site for assisting the increasing numbers of women business owners – both those who are already successful entrepreneurs and those who are thinking of going into business. Includes training programs, pilot loans and other useful reference sites.

The Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET)
A mentoring program which links seasoned entrepreneurs with women whose businesses are ready to grow. In a year-long program, experienced women business owners provide technical business advice and training to women with lesser skills and experience.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Research which addresses issues of race, ethnicity and class, and specifically promotes policies that help low-income women achieve self sufficiency and autonomy.

The National Foundation for Women Business Owners
Offers quarterly newsletter, publication and research reports.

U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau
The Women’s Bureau is the single unit at the Federal government level exclusively concerned with serving and promoting the interests of working women.
Power Tools for Women of Vision
Articles on a wide variety of topics, a Calendar of Events, Bridges to other destinations on the Web, a Directory of Woman-friendly Businesses and a Marketplace.
American Business Women’s Association
Provides information about joining the association, events and access to their bimonthly national magazine Women in Business.
An online interactive community for successful women in business to communicate, network, exchange ideas, and provide support for each other via the Internet.
Women Business Net
A site for women entrepreneurs including women biz discussion board, Biz Tips, Technology U can Use, Money Matters, Women Business-Related Resources, On the Lighter Side and Vacation Spots.
Women’s Wire
An online magazine specifically for women in business. Women’s Wire aims to inform, provoke and amuse. The goal of the site is to provide a great place for women from around the world to connect with one another. Women’s Wire covers everything from news to health, fitness to fashion, money to entertainment, work to web.

The Newsletter and Online Magazine for Work at Home Moms (WAHM).

SBA’s Loan Program for Women and Minorities
A pilot program that uses intermediaries to assist prospective minority and women borrowers in developing viable loan application packages and securing loans.
Office of Equal Opportunity Small/Minority Business Affairs
Directory of helpful resources for minority owners of small businesses.
Small and Minority Business Information
Links and resources administered by the GSA’s Federal Telecommunications Service, Center of Emerging Technologies.
Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is the only Federal agency specifically created to encourage the growth of minority-owned businesses in the United States. MBDA increases opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities to participate in the free enterprise system through the formation and development of competitive minority-owned and managed firms.
Office of Small and Minority Business
Services, programs and articles information for women and minorities in the state of California from the California DGS (Department of General Services).