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Past Research


Best Practices in Federal Procurement: A Study of the Successes and Barriers for Women-Owned Businesses

July 2006

Based on a procurement roundtable discussion held at a meeting of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) in 2004, the NWBC commissioned a...



Accessing Government Markets: An Issues Roundtable Discussion

January 2005

The National Women’s Business Council convened a roundtable discussion of government officials and women business owners in September to air...



Analyzing the Impact of the Women's Business Center Program

September 2004

Between 2001 and 2003, the U.S. Small Business Administration provided $37 million in funding to up to 92 women’s business centers across the...



Policy and Progress: Supporting the Growth of Women's Business Enterprise

June 2004

The historic growth of women-owned businesses in the United States has generated increased demand for the creation of innovative programs and...



Best Practices in Supporting Women's Entrepreneurship: A Compendium of Public and Private Sector Organizations and Initiatives

June 2004

The historic growth of women-owned businesses in the United States has generated increased demand for the creation of innovative programs and...



Enterprising Women: The Legacy and the Future

November 2003

A recent series of roundtable discussions with women entrepreneurs and others in the women’s enterprise community provided a revealing perspective...



Women's Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century: A Summary of Data from National and Regional Summits

September 2003

Access to capital and affordable health insurance and the state of the economy top the list of concerns for America’s women business owners,...



Mentoring in the Business Environment

July 2003

Mentoring programs most beneficial to women business owners are well matched to the stage of business development and offer specific elements...


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