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Resources for Women Business Owners

Are you a Woman Business Owner in North Carolina?
Are you looking to start your own business?

Here are some resources to help you:

 

SBA Resources for Women Business Owners in North Carolina

 

SBA Women's Business Ownership Representative

Eileen Joyce

SBA North Carolina District Oiffice
6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210
704-344-6787

 

SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership

The mission of the SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership is to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories.  Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling to help them start and grow their own businesses.

 

SBA Women's Business Centers in North Carolina 

The Women's Business Center of North Carolina at The Institute
5800 Farington Place - Upper Level
Raleigh, NC  27609
(919) 956-8889
wbcnc@TheInstituteNC.org
www.theinstitutenc.org/wbcnc

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Women's Business Center of Charlotte at The Institute
9115 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 440
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 509-5884
WBC-Charlotte@theinstitutenc.org
www.theinsititutenc.org/wbcc

The Women's Business Center of Fayetteville
NC Center for Economic Empowerment and Development
230 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 323-3377
www.wbcfay.org

Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (by appointment only)

The SBA Western Women's Business Center at Carolina Small Business Development Fund
A-B Tech Small Business Center
1465 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC 28715
828-633-5065  x201  
wwbc@carolinasmallbusiness.org
www.carolinasmallbusiness.org/wwbc

SBA Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB)

The goal of the SBA Women Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB) is to provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The Program allows contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs.

 

WOSB Program requirements are now managed through certify.SBA.gov.  

All WOSB Program participants are required to create a new user account to manage their WOSB or EDWOSB profiles and supporting documentation for self or third party certifications. After creating a new user account, SBA is requesting that businesses update their records by completing the WOSB Program certification forms online.

This includes

SBA Form 2413, WOMEN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (WOSB) PROGRAM CERTIFICATION – WOSBs

SBA Form 2414, WOMEN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (WOSB) PROGRAM CERTIFICATION – ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (EDWOSB), and

SBA Form 413, Personal Financial Statement - Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.

Once you have submitted the updated forms, you will receive a letter confirming that SBA has received these online forms.

News

May 31, 2017 SBA Advocacy Issue Brief - Women’s Business Ownership

Other Resources for Women Business Owners 
 

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

National Women's Business Council (NWBC)

American Business Women's Association (ABWA)

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

Business and Professional Women's Foundation

National Association of Women in Construction