SCORE has assembled this list of hotlinks to useful Web
sites for women entrepreneurs.
of Business Women International
ABWI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 to encourage and
support businesswomen involved or interested in international trade
ABWA’s mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations
and to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth
through leadership, education, networking support and national
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO)
AEO provide entrepreneurs with training and technical assistance,
micro-loans, access to market services and training, and/or economic
literacy and asset development services.
Women's Business Centers (AWBC)
The AWBC supports entrepreneurship among women as a way to
achieve economic self-sufficiency, create wealth and participate in
economic development through education, training, mentoring, business
development and financing opportunities.
The Athena Foundation pairs woman-owned businesses with a group of local
mentors who serve as a panel of advisors. Advisors work with business
owners for one year, free of charge.
Business Utility Zone Gateway (BuzGate)
The site has a section devoted to supporting women’s efforts in
starting, growing and succeeding in business. They offer free online
tools and a virtual
Center for Women’s Business Research
The Center for Women's Business Research provides groundbreaking
research to document the economic and social contributions of
women-owned firms, as well as consulting and public relations services
to maximize the benefits of that knowledge.
for Women and Enterprise: Community Entrepreneurs Program
The Center for Women and Enterprise’s Community Entrepreneurs
Program is an entrepreneurship training program designed for women who
intend to start their own business to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
The mission of the Committee of 200 is to exemplify and promote
entrepreneurship and corporate leadership among women. Each member has
attained or exceeded a specific level of success tied to revenues and
Count Me In champions the cause of women's economic independence by
providing access to business loans, consultation and education.
Digital Women is an international online community for women who are
looking for a place to gather free resources, business tips, home
business ideas, and a place to network.
Selling Women's Association
The Direct Selling Women's Association is an international association
that works to unite direct sellers around a shared vision of personal
and financial success.
eWomen Network is a membership-based women's networking
organization in North America whose mission is to help women and their
Franchise Solutions for Women
A resource for women interested in buying their own business or
franchise. The site includes interviews with women franchise owners.
Home-Based Working Moms
Home-Based Working Moms is a professional association and online
community of parents who work at home and those who aspire to do so.
In addition to providing resources and information on business and
corporate life, Inc.’s Life Resource Center also focuses on the
home-based entrepreneur and offers articles and tools on how to balance
the demands of work and home.
Women In Business
Inc.’s Women in Business section provides advice and resources for
woman-owned businesses, home businesses and female company leaders.
KeyBank's Small Business Services for Women is dedicated to female
business owners and provides information on how to secure funding,
forecast sales and manage accounts payable.
LadiesWhoLaunch.com is a diverse community of entrepreneurial women
in various fields who find community, inspiration and support from
Ladies Who Launch both online and through events and Incubators across
the US and Canada.
Mine A Million $ Business Program
The program provides a combination of money, mentoring
and marketing tools that women entrepreneurs need to help grow their
businesses to a million dollars in revenue and beyond.
Mom Inventors was founded to facilitate all stages of the invention
process for female entrepreneurs. On their Web site, they offer tools
and resources to guide and inspire entrepreneurial success. They also
maintain an online store.
Mompreneurs Online offers business ideas, strategies and
networking opportunities for work-at-home moms.
Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
NAFE provides resources and services to women through education,
networking and public policy.
National Association of
Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
NAWBO is a membership organization that provides resources and
networking opportunities for women in business.
Women Business Owners Corporation
A national not-for-profit corporation, NWBOC was established to
increase competition for corporate and government contracts through
implementation of an economic development strategy for women business
Women's Business Council (NWBC)
The NWBC is a bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as
an independent source of advice and policy recommendations. The
Council's mission is to promote policies and programs designed to
support women's business enterprises.
Organization of Women in
International Trade (OWIT)
OWIT is a nonprofit, professional organization designed to promote women
doing business in international trade by providing networking and
Rich Woman is devoted to increasing financial freedom by promoting
entrepreneurial education and financial literacy among women. The site
includes investment advice, forums, blogs, articles, networking
opportunities and other resources.
Springboard Enterprises is a nonprofit that aims to
increase women business owners' participation in equity capital markets.
Springboard offers education, mentoring programs and connections with
investors and business development professionals.
United States Women’s
Chamber of Commerce
As the strategic force of the
Women's Ownership Movement, the USWCC was established to amplify the
economic opportunities and impact of women.
WebMomz is an online resource dedicated to empowering women in the areas
of business, personal growth and family life.
This site provides business information and networking assistance, as
well as a number of tools and resources for female entrepreneurs. The
site also includes a search engine of women business owners from
numerous countries and industries.
Formerly known as Women Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century,
Women-21.gov is a federal, one-stop shop for information and resources.
An online division of Entrepreneur magazine, Women Entrepreneur provides
a wealth of information, advice and resources specifically for
Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a national
bi-partisan public policy organization representing more than 500,000
women in business (and women business owners) nationwide.
Women Presidents' Organization
Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) is for women whose businesses
annually gross over two million dollars. The organization has forty-nine
chapters in thirty-six cities throughout the U.S.
Womensbiz is a free online magazine for women in all stages and
types of business.
Women’s Business Center
Each center provides assistance and training in finance, management,
marketing, and procurement. They also address topics such as home-based
businesses and many are intermediaries for the SBA’s micro-loans and
loan prequalification programs.
Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
WBENC is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for
women's business enterprises in America's major business markets.
Women’s Venture Fund
The Women’s Venture Fund is a nonprofit organization that
offers entrepreneurial skills training, small business loans and a
network of business advisors to women of diverse backgrounds in order to
establish thriving businesses in urban communities.
The online version of Working Mother magazine covers work and life
issues important to career-committed mothers. The site also provides
resources and information for female entrepreneurs and has a
for Women Entrepreneurs (Le Femme de Chefs de Enterprise Mondiales, FCEM)
FCEM is nonprofit, non-governmental organization whose keys goals are to
create awareness and reinforce the visibility of female business
owners, foster professional growth and promote solidarity among female