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Networking Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

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Networking your business is the best way to grow your business. The following links are to websites and directories where you can list your business, find additional networking information, and resources.

Networking Resource Links

  • Digital Women - Women With Their Modems Running: An information portal and resource network that offers free membership to women. Digital Women also accepts articles about women in business.

  • DiversityBusiness.Com Resource Directory: Offers an extensive, free database of contacts within Fortune 1000 companies. Registration for product and service suppliers is free. Your listing is made available to thousands of companies looking to do business with women- and minority-owned businesses.

  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO): “Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. With 9,000 members and 80 chapters, NAWBO is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.”

  • National Women’s Business Council (NWBC): A bi-partisan, federal advisory council, the NWBC was created to “serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.” NWBC has a mentor program for women and reports on current legislative and financial news of interest to women entrepreneurs.

  • Women’s Business National Enterprise Council (WBENC):: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, WBECN certifies small businesses, lists RFPs, RFIs, sources sought, and contains a database for purchasing managers.

  • Women Entrepreneurs, Inc. (WE Inc.): A nonprofit association that helps women entrepreneurs succeed through networking, educational programs, and advocacy.

  • Women’s Avenue: A pay-to-join network of women business owners with special support for work-at-home moms.

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