Tools for entrepreneurs
How to start, sustain or grow your business
Research done by the Center for Women's Business Research, highlights the lack of knowledge currently available on how to grow a business from point A to point B, becoming an employer firm, and moving from being the technical expert to the business leader.
The IWC partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration to help your business grow. Beginning with initial counseling and business planning to contracting with the government and finding ways to grow your business – there's something for every entrepreneur to get the help they need.
Women Owned Certification Process
In the pool of privately-held small businesses in this country, being a women business owner actually has many advantages. Most public corporations as well as local, state, and federal government purchasing agencies have programs for allotting a certain percentage of business to women-owned companies. Getting certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) can make the difference between landing that business or not. However, the certification process is not without its challenges, and often times owners get discouraged during the process because they lack the proper guidance or misunderstand how the process works. The SBA will sponsor and the IWC will host 4-workshops that will provide the foundation to certification.
Women in Agriculture
The IWC sustainable Agri Project title: 'GenEva's Fruit', is designed to increase women's economic opportunity in Agri business. Read more.