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Women-Owned Businesses

Numbers and Characteristics There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the United States.  This reflects a 20.1% increase from 2002 to 2007. Women-owned firms make up 28.7% of all nonfarm businesses across the country and generate $1.2 trillion in total...

Women Business Owners and Capital

Source of Capital used to start or acquire business More than half (55.5%) of women-owned businesses used personal or family savings to start or acquire their business, compared to 60.3% of all businesses. Only 6% used personal or family assets other than savings (7.7...
About the NWBC Fact Sheet

About the NWBC

Who We Are The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the president, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of...
African American Women-Owned Businesses

African American Women-Owned Businesses

Numbers and Characteristics There are 911,728 African American women-owned businesses in the United States.  This reflects a tremendous 66.7% increase in number since 2002 and a 191.4% increase since 1997.  In comparison, African American men-owned businesses...
Hispanic Women-Owned Businesses

Hispanic Women-Owned Businesses

Numbers and Characteristics There are 787,914 Hispanic women-owned businesses in the United States.  This reflects a tremendous 45.7% increase in number since 2002 and a 133.3% increase since 1997.  In comparison, Hispanic men-owned businesses grew 84.1% from...
Asian Women-Owned Businesses

Asian Women-Owned Businesses

Numbers and Characteristics There are 522,969 Asian women-owned businesses1 in the United States. This reflects a tremendous 54% increase in number since 2002 and a 115.9% increase since 1997. In comparison, Asian men-owned businesses grew 62.3% from 1997 to 2007....
veteran women-owned businesses

Veteran Women-Owned Businesses

Numbers and Characteristics There are 97,114 veteran women-owned businesses in the United States. Veteran women-owned firms across the country have total receipts of $15.8 billion. Women-owned firms make up 3.97% of all veteran nonfarm businesses across the country...
Our Collective Voice, agenda

"Our Collective Voice" Series

NWBC/WIPP PARTNER’S MEETING “OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE” PROJECT DESCRIPTION Oct. 18, 2012   Statement of Need - How we collectively and individually tell the story about women-owned businesses to policy makers when we make recommendations, to Congress...

Quantitative Research on the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program

The NWBC's latest research reveals government performance and trends in procurement as it relates to women-owned small businesses. The NWBC began investigating the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Procurement Program (WOSB FCP) after its implementation in 2011....