SBA Administrator supports sole source contracting for women-owned businesses 

Friday, August 22, 2014
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. SOURCE: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The federal government can reach its modest goal of awarding 5% of federal contracts to women-owned businesses if Congress approves sole source or “no bid” contracting authority for…

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Corcoran: More female angel investors needed to support women entrepreneurs

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Barbara Corcoran. SOURCE: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Barbara Corcoran built her real estate empire with a $1,000 loan from a stranger. She was 23 and waiting tables when a customer offered her the money to…

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26 years after passage of Women’s Business Ownership Act, women entrepreneurs still face tremendous obstacles

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Veronica Davis, co-owner of Nspiregreen LLC. SOURCE: Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

In 1988, Congress passed the landmark Women’s Business Ownership Act to encourage more women to start and build their own businesses. Most notably, H.R. 5050 removed a significant…

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8 key facts about women entrepreneurship in the United States

Monday, August 18, 2014
SOURCE: Kauffman Foundation

#1: There are 7.8 million women-owned businesses – accounting for 28.7% of small businesses – in the United States. These businesses employ an additional 7.6 million individuals and…

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Spotlight: Obstacles confronting women entrepreneurs

Monday, August 18, 2014
Barbara Corcoran

Articles: Corcoran: More female angel investors needed to support women entrepreneurs 26 years after passage of Women’s Business Ownership Act, women entrepreneurs still face tremendous obstacles to obtain…

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Transcript: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s Q&A on empowering women entrepreneurs – July 23, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s (D-New Hampshire) Q&A on empowering women entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing was held on July 23, 2014:

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Transcript: Sen. Maria Cantwell’s Q&A on empowering women entrepreneurs – July 23, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Maria Cantwell’s (D-Washington) Q&A on empowering women entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing was held on July 23, 2014:

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Transcript: Lynn Sutton’s testimony on empowering women entrepreneurs – July 23, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Partial transcript of testimony of Lynn Sutton, CEO of Advantage Building Contractors, on empowering women entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing was held on…

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Transcript: Susan Sylvester’s testimony on empowering women entrepreneurs – July 23, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Partial transcript of testimony of Susan Sylvester, President and CFO of Absolute Resource, on empowering women entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing was held…

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Transcript: Victoria Wortberg’s testimony on empowering women entrepreneurs – July 23, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Partial transcript of testimony of Victoria Wortberg, Program Manager at Washington Center for Women Business, on empowering women entrepreneurs. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing…

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