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Women Owned Small Business Programs

Women business owners are critically important to the American economy. America's 9.1 million women-owned businesses employ 27.5 million people and contribute $3.6 trillion to the economy. However, women continue to face unique obstacles in the world of business.

Women Owned Small Business Resources Linklist


Department of Defense: Women-Owned Small Business

Annually, the DoD awards nearly $2 billion in prime contracts and $2.4 billion in subcontracts to WOSB concerns. All DoD subcontracting plans are required to have a separate goal for awards to WOSBs. The DoD considers the extent of participation by small business concerns when awarding contracts.

DOD for Women

Small Business Administration: For Women Entrepreneurs

The SBA is a very strong advocate for women entrepreneurs and offers many programs and services to help them succeed. The following resources offer unique opportunities and guidance for women entrepreneurs. SBA for Women

MyBiz for Women
Online Women’s Business Center
Gateway for women-owned businesses selling to the government
Women Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training
Women's Small Business Research