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Course & Subject Guides
National Association of Women Business Owners
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
Kaufmann Foundation - Women In Entrepreneurship
Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Links to events, advocacy, networking, and opportunities specifically for women.
Chatham University Center for Women's Entrepreneurship INCUBATEHER
Offers opportunities for experienced business owners and professionals to engage with and enhance the work of women entrepreneurs in our community
National Women Business Owners Corporation
Apply for certification as a woman-owned business:
WBE Certification (Woman Business Enterprise)
WOSB Certification (Woman-Owned Small Business)
EDWOSB Certification (Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business)
National Women's Business Council
A non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
Women's Education Center
Mission is to educate, empower and inspire women to achieve their goals by offering information on health,
financial, family, entrepreneurial and workplace issues.
National Minority Supplier Development Council
NMSDC provides a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses.
Women in Higher Education
Direct links to leadership articles, jobs, and special opportunities for the advancement of women.
Special priority financing and many other opportunities that the government has put in place specifically for Veterans or a Veteran's family.
VetFran supports veterans who wish to buy franchising businesses around the United States. Aside from helping with initial franchising costs, VetFran offers support to existing franchise owners through grants, loans and other scholarship programs in the hopes of increasing veteran owned franchises throughout the United States.
The Veteran Entrepreneurship Support Grant is sponsored by the Veterans Corporation and offers funding to help veterans who are starting a business or who already own a business and need extra financial assistance. Grant amounts vary depending upon financial need and availability.
Department of Veteran Affairs
Learn about the many resources available to disabled veterans.
State of Pennsylvania:
North Central PA Regional Planning & Development Commission:
Don't forget to check your local Chamber of Commerce for other grants.