Happy National Women’s Small Business Month!


October is back which means it’s National Women’s Small Business month! Take part in honoring our nation’s women small business owners alongside organizations like NAWRB, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC).

How can you celebrate National Women’s Small Business month? Make sure to continue utilizing women-owned small businesses this month and spread the word. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and every customer counts!

Using the hashtag #SmallBiz and #NAWRBSmallBiz, you can raise awareness by sharing stories about women-owned small businesses or your own personal success story on social media. Interact with NAWRB on all social media platforms!

You can also nominate yourself for the 2017 National Small Business Week Awards. All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA Office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 10, 2017.

In a new fact sheet title Small Business Ownership by Age, the NWBC reports:

  • Women in the 45 to 54 age group represent the most amount of women-owned firms with almost 2.5 million businesses
  • The age group that experienced the most amount of women-owned small business growth from 2007 to 2012 is 65 or over
  • Men outnumber women in every age group, but the difference is smallest in the under 25 age category

Women-owned small businesses, currently numbered at 10 million, are growing steadily. The younger generation is bridging gender gaps and helping prove that women entrepreneurs are mighty. As women-owned small business utilization increases, support systems and networks will work to set the scene for future entrepreneurs of all ages.

If you are a current or hopeful women entrepreneur, National Women’s Small Business Month celebrates you! Join us in celebrating women’s business achievements and register for free in the NAWRB Women’s Global Resource Center to take advantage of our resources, connectivity and the opportunities for women in the housing ecosystem.

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