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  • The National Association Of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) President Talks Women And Small Business

    Twenty five years ago, the share of women-owned businesses was dismal. But thanks to a concerted effort by both the private and public sectors and membership organizations like National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), women are playing an increasingly vital part in bringing women entrepreneurs to the forefront. 

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  • NAWBO Partners With and Sheryl Sandberg To Support Women (PR Newswire)

    WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is announcing today its partnership with Sheryl Sandberg and LeanIn.Org, an organization dedicated to combining practical education and focused discussion to give women—at all levels of their careers—the tools they need to realize their goals. 

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  • 3 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs (FOX Business)

    Women-owned small businesses are growing at a strong rate.  Approximately 22% of new registrants on my company's lending platform in July 2012 were owned by women.  Overall, more than 8.3 million firms -- or 29% of all businesses -- are now owned by women.  

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  • New Act Introduced in Senate to Help Women Business Owners Get More Federal Contracts (

    A meeting between representatives from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Sen. Snowe’s office helped spur the new bill. “We appreciate Sen. Snowe’s quick response to our concerns, and look forward to working with her to move this bill forward,” says Kelly Scanlon, NAWBO national chair-elect and part of the NAWBO team that met with Sen. Snowe’s office.

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  • What The Health Care Bill Means For Women (Forbes)

    The new health care bill represents one of the biggest challenges to U.S. social policy in decades. And for several reasons it may have an especially large impact on women in the U.S. That’s because women make the majority of family health care decisions, and on average they live longer than men and require more medical care over a longer period of time.

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  • Secrets Revealed: Getting to the Top (

    Some women manage to start and grow their own businesses--a hard enough task on its own--while remaining committed to marriage and raising children. Somehow, they make it all work. I met a few exceptional examples at the annual awards luncheon for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. LA is the single largest market for women-owned businesses, and hundreds of women, and some men, gathered to celebrate and inspire.

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  • Study: Women Rock As Small Business Owners (FOXBusiness)

    A forthcoming NAWBO survey found that 59% of the 550 members surveyed said they did not seek new loans or lines of credit in 2009; 15% did attempt to obtain more credit but failed, 7% got financial help but was less than what they needed, while 19% said they got what they wanted. Roughly 75% of all those surveyed did not get loans or credit at all. 

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  • Women's-Only Networking Grows (Women Entrepreneur)

    When Michelle Dunn wanted help, she went looking for other women business owners. Recently divorced with two small children, Dunn wanted help growing her business, which sells personal-finance books and classes. Too busy to go out for in-person networking events, Dunn found what she needed on the internet--at Digital Women, an online networking group for women entrepreneurs.

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  • Good Business In A Tough Economy (

    "A lot the companies we serve are small, but they have their sights on becoming bigger," said Scanlon, an executive with NAWBO (the National Association of Women Business Owners) "They are thinking bigger. We adopted that as our theme, and its really striking a chord in the community. Small business owners are brainstorming and saying 'we must think bigger, we must think broader.' Every time they do that, they're invoking our brand." 

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  • How Minority-Owned Businesses Can Catch a Break (Business Week)

    Expanding your business is always tough, and never more so than in the midst of a long-running economic slump. But women and minority entrepreneurs, who together own more than 10 million U.S. businesses, have access to more resources than they might realize. These range from business planning advice to certifications aimed at helping entrepreneurs win government and big-company contracts. 

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