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High Growth Women-Owned Businesses' Access to Capital

August 2014
New Research Shows that Women-Owned Firms Exceed Growth Expectations, but Still Lack Access to Capital   -To download the full report click here-   Background: In our 2012 annual report, the NWBC stated that getting more money into the hands of women...

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

October 2013
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. ...

Annual Reports

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...
2012 Annual Report, 508-compliant version

NWBC 2012 Annual Report (508-compliant version)

February 2012
The NWBC 2012 Annual Report offers a list of recommendations to help increase the economic potential of women entrepreneurs, one of the fastest-growing segments in the country.   The NWBC is required by law to submit annual recommendations on how the government can...

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