Many websites and organizations offer resources dedicated to the advancement of female business owners. Take the time to review the resources provided to take your business venture to the next level.
Internal Revenue Service: Yes, the IRS is a great resource for your business. The Small Business and Self Employed Tax Center provides both tax advice and additional training to keep you compliance. We realize you may not be a tax expert but understanding the basics is important for your growth.
SCORE: SCORE is one of the best kept secrets available to small business owners. They offer you FREE small business advice through email mentoring and face to face meetings at your local SCORE office. Visit their website to view upcoming workshops and schedule a meeting with a mentor in your area.
Small Business Development Center: The mission of the SBDC is to help new business owners realize their dreams and remain competitive in the marketplace. Find a local center near you to learn about upcoming workshops and events.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council: WBENC is a national 501(c)(3) providing certification for women-owned businesses. They provide and manage the development and of the WBENC certification accepted by thousands of corporations. Certification is not easy and it is not for everyone. Make sure you take their Online Certification Quiz to make sure it is a good fit for your business.
Make Mine a Million: Make Mine a Million is an initiative movement by Count Me In, Inc. They provide resources and events to help women grow their micro-business into a million dollar enterprise.
Women’s Funding Network: Women’s Fund Network is a global organization that provides funding to their members that are solving critical social issues. Visit their website to learn more about their mission to create social change in women and girls everywhere.
The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: This organization offers scholarships for women interested in pursuing Accounting degrees. They also offer scholarships for women that are in transition.
Women Art Organization: Women Art offers free funding list for female artist and those in need of funding for film projects. Join their community to help support female artist and gain information about their funding opportunities.
Business Loans for Women
Women’s Venture Fund: The nonprofit organization offers business loans up to $25, 000 to start up and existing businesses. Your organization must show a good track record of success to obtain funding.
Accion: Accion USA is a micro-lending organization that offers loans up to $50,000 to organizations who do not qualify for traditional funding.