Submit to the 2018 NAWRB Top 50 WOSB Revenue Awards!

NAWRB is excited to launch the first and only earning recognition program for WOSBs within the housing ecosystem. As we celebrate these diverse sectors and merge industries into one list, we are raising awareness of leading women-owned small businesses and helping form profitable collaborations to propel women’s economic growth.

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Small Business Optimism Highest Since 1983

According to the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, small business optimism reached a level of 107.5 in November 2017, a hike from 103.8 a month before and a level that hasn’t been reached since 1983. Moreover, eight of the 10 components NFIB measures as part of the index also increased; notably, “Expected Better Business Conditions” had a 16-point gain, and “Sales Expectations” rose by 13 points.

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Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2017

Amid the excitement of the holidays and special days for consumers like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can’t forget Small Business Saturday! Taking place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it is a day to patronize and celebrate our small businesses and all that they mean and contribute to communities across the country. Join NAWRB in shopping at a small business this weekend.

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House Passes Bill Helping Entrepreneurs Raise Capital from Friends and Family

The House of Representatives has passed legislation making it easier for entrepreneurs to access capital from their friends and family. With the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act, private businesses would be able to seek community-based financing of up to $500,000 a year for the purpose of hiring new workers and expanding their business.

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Celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week!

National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) is dedicated to celebrating veteran, service member, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs from October 30 – November 3, 2017. Throughout the week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), alongside SBA district offices, resource partners and communities around the country, will host local and virtual events centered on “access to capital, federal and commercial procurement opportunities, and entrepreneurial training.”

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SBA Lending Grows in 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced that its small business lending activity displayed consistent growth in fiscal year 2017. In FY2017, the SBA approved over 68,000 loans in the 7(A) and 504 loan programs—providing $30 billion to small businesses—and increased lending to women, veterans and emerging communities alike.

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Google and Amazon the Next Big Small Business Lenders?

Google and Amazon could shake up the small business lending market and dislocate banks as entrepreneurs’ primary funding resource, according to a discussion led by Karen Mills, Harvard Business School Fellow and former White House administrator for small businesses, at LendIt Europe 2017.

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs during National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, dedicated to celebrating the contributions and successes of our nation’s women small business owners. The 10 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. hold tremendous value, generating $1.4 trillion in revenue and employing 8.4 million people, according to the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC).

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Learn to Stay Safe Online during National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), an annual campaign dedicated to raising awareness of cyberattacks and the importance of cybersecurity. Launched in October 2004 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), NCSAM features initiatives and events designed to educate public and private sector partners on the tools and resources required to stay safe online.

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