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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

April Gonzalez

SBA North Carolina District Oiffice
6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210


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 (Durham & Fayetteville)

The Women's Business Center of North Carolina
114 West Parrish Street, 4th Floor
Durham, NC  27701
(919) 956-8889

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

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

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


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.

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


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