Women's History Month

"As a leader, it's a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow." - Himanshu Bhatia


Every March, SBA celebrates women entrepreneurs and highlights resources, funding and training available to women-owned small businesses.

Women-owned businesses propel our economy forward

  • According to the National Women’s Business Council 2023 Annual Report:
  • 14 million women-owned businesses make up 39.1% of all U.S. businesses, a 13.6% increase from 2019 to 2023.
  • Black/African American women-owned businesses represent 14.8% of all women-owned and 52.1% of all Black-owned businesses.
  • Hispanic/Latina women-owned businesses represent 14.3% of all women-owned and 42.3% of all Hispanic/Latino-owned businesses.
  • Women-owned businesses add $1.8 trillion to America’s gross domestic product every year.

Upcoming events

The SBA regularly hosts online training events on a variety of topics for the new or seasoned small business owner. 


To provide the best possible resources to women-owned businesses, SBA collaborates with federal and non-federal partners to help small businesses grow, expand, and recover.

Here you'll find information on how to start or improve a business, how to apply for funding, and how to find government contracting opportunities. 

Ascent: elevate your business

Ascent Learning

A free platform for women entrepreneurs looking to grow or improve their business.


If you have questions about SBA's programs and services, you can directly contact your nearest SBA District Office. SBA District Offices offer counseling, training, and business development to help you start and grow your business. 

Last updated March 1, 2024