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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:
Today, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce released a report on women’s economic priorities outlining current economic conditions along with federal budget and policies to support women’s economic priorities. The National Women’s Business Council released the following statement:
In honor of Independence Day, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) released the following statement:
This week U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced legislation to encourage women’s business ownership and give women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) more opportunities to win federal contracts. The National Women’s Business Council released the following statement in support of The Women’s Small Business Procurement Parity Act of 2014:
On June 25th, the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) will hold its quarterly virtual meeting to give insights on its efforts in advancing the women’s entrepreneurship agenda. The focus of the upcoming meeting is womens’ access to capital, one of the NWBC’s four main pillars. During the virtual meeting you will hear from an array of prominent women-in-funding, including:
Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a groundbreaking initiative to address undercapitalization, a challenge facing America’s underserved small business owners. Beginning July 1, lenders will no longer have to perform an analysis of cash flow or debt-service coverage on loans of $350,000 or less, thereby eliminating two burdensome requirements. Using the new SBA scoring tool, banks will be incentivized to underwrite more small-dollar loans, and reduce the time needed to originate a small-dollar loan by as much as 50%.
NWBC Public Meeting: Innovative Strategies for Women to Raise Capital
NWBC Chair to Keynote Crowdfunding Webinar
Crowdfunding: A Key Resource in Advancing Women’s Access to Capital
Today, the National Women’s Business Council Chair Carla Harris will keynote a crowdfunding webinar hosted by Business Forward— an organization well known for bringing more than 3,000 business leaders to the White House to brief the President's economic advisors. On May 27th at 3:30pm Business Forward will host a Crowdfunding webinar targeting start-ups and women-led businesses.