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Research Reports

Factors Influencing the Growth of Women-Owned Businesses – Risk Tolerance, Motivations, Expectations, and Culture

March 2014
Like all entrepreneurs, women business owners face many challenges in making their entrepreneurship dreams a reality.  Some of the challenges faced by women may be specific to women, due to the historical and cultural context within which they do their work. ...

Procurement Statistics Revealed Great Gains for Women-Owned Small Businesses

November 2013
On November 14, the National Women’s Business Council released a new infographic demonstrating the impact of the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB FCP) and the increasing importance of WOSBs in government contracting.   In 2000, the...

Annual Reports

NWBC 2013 Annual Report

December 2013
Today, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) releases its annual report focusing on economic issues of importance to women business owners. Each year NWBC delivers its annual report along with policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Small...
NWBC 2012 Annual Report

NWBC 2012 Annual Report

December 2012
The NWBC's 2012 Annual Report reflects both our research findings and issues expressed to us by American women business owners. It also features new data on the state of women-owned businesses, providing the first public look at how they fared during the recent economic...

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