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Woman Owned Business Grants

According to Score.org, nearly one-third of all businesses in the United States are woman-owned.  Statistics from 2005 reveal that 775,000 new business start ups every year (55%) are women-owned.

woman owned business grantsSo where do women go to find funding for their start up their businesses?  Many  assume that federal government programs would be at the top of list.  However, there may be more opportunities at the state, county and local levels. Finding these types of grant programs requires a bit more digging, but the effort can be well worth it.

 

Woman Owned Business Grants: Where to Find Them?

Check out the information below to see where to go for loans, scholarships, and other sources of funding.

1. Small Business Administration (Office of Women’s Business Ownership)
(www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness) –    offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.

2. Grants.gov
(www.grants.gov) -This is the federal website for grants and with some creativity you may be able to find the perfect grant here.

3. Internet – has opened up a world of possibilities. Searching online may be the easiest and the cheapest way of locating available private grants.

4. American Association of University Women
(www.aauw.org) – American Association of University Women: This foundation is one of the largest private funding sources for women. They often give grants and can connect you with those who do give grants.

5. Financial Women International
(www.fwi.org) – Provides information on professional growth, information sharing, peer networking, mentoring, leadership development, and career advancement for women. Related articles woman owned business grants.

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