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As a woman in business, read below to discover and connect with free business assistance programs tailored to the needs of women in business including business mentoring for women, funding programs for business women, peer-to-peer networking and how to become a certified women business enterprise.




Women in Business Counseling

Discover small business assistance programs tailored specifically to support women in starting, growing and succeeding in business. Available small business resources include counseling, training, advocacy, peer-to-peer networking, business development and financial guidance
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eMentoring

Utilize a free, online interactive program to develop your ideas for launching a new business or improving an existing one while working with an experienced business mentor all virtually!
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Free Public Assistance

Discover and directly connect with thousands of FREE small and mid-sized business assistance resources including funding, marketing, international, counseling, and much more.

Winning Federal Contracts: A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs

The U.S. SBA offers an online training program designed to help women entrepreneurs find and participate in Federal contract opportunities allowing you to do business with the government and related contractors. It is a practical and easy to use guide indexed by subject matter to help you efficiently learn about and navigate topics of particular interest. The program also offers additional links to targeted contract and women in business related resources. Learn more or start the registration process to access the guide.

Public Funding Programs

Discover various public funding programs aimed at financing business ventures that seek to add value to a particular community or region such as new jobs or main street improvements.

Alternative Funding

Discover a wide range of alternative funding sources including factoring, merchant advances, peer-to-peer lending and more.

Free Tools

FREE tools to help you implement efficient systems using Biz Forms. Learn from what others have asked with Biz FAQ's. Browse targeted on-line references through Biz Links.

Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Any business that is majority owned, operated, and controlled by one or more women and targets other businesses as customers should consider Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification. To become certified, you will need to complete a Uniform Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Application. The benefits for becoming a WBE are that your business will become eligible for doing business with government agencies and hundreds of national corporations who are looking to specifically do business with women owned companies. Click here for more information.

Biz Solutions

Learn from industry experts about the latest technologies, products and services that can give your business a competitive edge as well as support profitability.

Experienced Counseling Networks

Confidential business counseling is available for women entrepreneurs at no-cost through a variety of channels including Small Business Development Centers, SCORE Counselors to America's Small Businesses and Women's Business Centers.

Biz Incubator

Connect with help 24 x 7 x 365 at the Virtual Incubator. Discover a broad range of free programs by stage of business need including start-up, growth, skills training and funding; and learn about special business opportunities such as government contracts.

Business Success System

Receive weekly, monthly and ongoing assistance to guide all of the core operational components of your growth through a comprehensive Business Success System.

Use no-cost online video presentation application to create, publish and track compelling sales, marketing, training, elearning and related business communication messaging. Easy-to-use, online, self-service authoring tool lets you combine slides, images, video, surveys, documents and voice to produce effective business communication strategies.

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