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Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced fifty winners of the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund. The SBA Growth Accelerator Fund has awarded a total of $2.5 million in prize awards to fund accelerators, with special attention to the programs supporting underrepresented groups in the small business community, including underserved areas, companies in the manufacturing sector, and businesses owned by women and people of color.
Washington, DC – In recognition of Women’s Equality Day, marking the 94th Anniversary today of the historic certification of the 19th amendment that granted women the right to vote, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) Chair Carla Harris released the following statement:
Today, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) released new research on High Growth Women-owned Businesses' Access to Capital. The report, prepared by Alicia Robb and Susan Coleman of Marin Economic Consulting company, outlines the differences between men and women business owners, regarding the scale of business growth, amount and sources of financial capital, and the relationship between the two.
U.S. Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Maria Cantwell, along with Senators Ben Cardin, Jeanne Shaheen, Kirsten Gillibrand, Tammy Baldwin, and John Walsh introduced Senate Bill 2693: The Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014. The bill is written to improve access to lending, business training and federal contracting for women-owned businesses.
The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) released the following statement in response:
Today, more than 300 women gathered this afternoon for the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee's hearing on women-owned businesses, filling the largest Senate hearing room to capacity. The National Women's Business Council released the following statement:
This week, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) will be participating in an array of events focused on advancing economic gains for women entrepreneurs. The NWBC continues to be a leading voice on issues of importance to women entrepreneurs and will utilize its platform to advocate for women’s increased access to capital, access to markets, job creation, and data collection of women’s economic impact. Take a look at the NWBC’s upcoming involvement: