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Preliminary Report for the Survey of Business Owner Data Analysis Project

November 2011

Every five years, the U.S. Census completes an extensive Survey of Business Owners (SBO) that examines businesses by the gender of the business...



Women In Green: Results From Women In Green Focus Groups

September 2011

On behalf of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), Hart Research conducted two focus groups on August 31, 2011, among 13 self-described “...



Developments in Women-owned Business, 1997-2007

September 2011

The years from 1997 to 2007 were a dynamic period in the U.S. economy. The strong growth early in this period was negatively affected by the...



Launching Women-Owned Businesses on to A High Growth Trajectory

October 2010

This paper provides a foundation for the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) to develop and launch a major initiative targeted to helping...



2010 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners

June 2010

On June 16, 2010, a summit of women business owners was held in Salem, Massachusetts, at the historic Hawthorne Hotel. Since the earliest Colonial...



2009 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners in the Greater New Orleans Metro Area

October 2009

In October 2009, NWBC hosted a Town Hall meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana to speak with women business owners in the region about how their...



The Economic Impact of Women-Owned Businesses in the United States

October 2009

For the first time, the Center for Women’s Business Research, has utilized a methodology to measure the economic impact of the 8 million U.S....



2009 Women's Business Summit: Report and Recommendations

August 2009

At a summit hosted by NWBC in February 2009, thought leaders from the women’s business community came together with policymakers to begin...


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