WHER Chat: Must-Know Resources to Scale Your Business

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Capital is pivotal for the success of any entrepreneur to launch a sustainable and lucrative business. Traditional routes of access to capital are changing as technological development creates new avenues, and the distance between entrepreneur and investor decreases due to an increase in fast and efficient communication.

The 2019 NAWRB Women Housing Ecosystem Report (WHER), the third installment of the most diverse coverage of the housing ecosystem with over sixty resources in six volumes, explains in detail how the advent of gender lens investment and diversity certification has made it easier for entrepreneurs to access modest amounts of capital and opportunities for government contracting. NAWRB is proud to be one of 11 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s women-owned small business resource partners.
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Teaming with NAWRB in Procurement Contracting


NAWRB’s procurement contract bidding schedule is brimming with opportunities across the housing ecosystem, from executive coaching and asset management to construction and technology. With all of the Requests for Proposals (RFP) we receive, utilizing the power of teaming with other professionals and companies has been an effective tool to help satisfy contract demands while positioning others to capitalize on their unique capabilities.

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SBA Lending Grows in 2017

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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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FHFA Releases Minority and Women Inclusion Amendments Final Rule

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The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released their Minority and Women Inclusion Amendments Final Rule. The rule follows a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Request for Comments (RFC) published by the FHFA in October 2016 calling for the public’s input on the proposed changes to their minority and women inclusion amendments.

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sheCall: Preview to the 4th Annual NAWRB Nexus Conference!


Rosalind Booker, Principal Broker/Owner, Arbrook Realty interviews NAWRB CEO and President Desirée Patno. Desirée tells us her story and NAWRB’s, detailing the “why” and “how.”

After numerous calls with Patno in 2016, Booker attended the 3rd Annual NAWRB Women’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Conference; she went into the conference an agent and left opening up her own brokerage.

In under a year, Rosalind Booker has become a NAWRB Elite Member, NAWRB Certified Delegate Spokeswoman, and Arbrook Realty recently became certified as a Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB). Booker now also sits on several women’s boards in multiple cities. Rosalind, her company, and her bottom line are on the rise.

Find out how you too can unlock your business growth and jumpstart your success!

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