Minority Women-Owned Businesses Have Grown 163 Percent Since 2007

The 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express provides detailed information and statistics regarding women business owners in the United States, including minority women’s gains in entrepreneurship and challenges they continue to face.

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NWBC Report Profiles Rural Women Entrepreneurs

The National Women’s Business Council recently released the report Rural Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities, which provides insight into the dynamics and trends of rural women who own their businesses. It not only highlights opportunities and challenges rural women face in entrepreneurship compared to rural men and non-rural women, but also suggests areas for further research and policy examination to help empower this group through business ownership.

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NAWRB Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of H.R. 5050

It has been 30 years since the H.R. 5050: Women’s Business Ownership Act was passed, which was meant to address discriminatory practices that made it difficult for women to start their own businesses. Some of its key legislative changes, such as eliminating the need for women to have a male co-signer for a business loan and creating the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), led to an increase in the number and success of women-owned businesses.

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Women Who Will Change Your Life Event – Medford, MA

Join NAWRB at the upcoming event Women Who Will Change Your Life: The Evolution of Women’s Entrepreneurship on April 3rd, 2018, 5-8 PM, EST, at Century Bank Headquarters in Medford, MA. Our expert panel of senior executive women and business owners will share their wisdom on the best way to brand yourself as a successful woman entrepreneur.

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February 2018: African-American History Month

The month of February is dedicated to the commemoration and celebration of the important contributions African Americans have brought to the United States. American historian Carter G. Woodsen introduced Black History Week on Feb 12, 1926, which was continually celebrated every second week of February, coinciding with the birth dates of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

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