It is National Women’s Small Business month and we have a full resource guide available with tactics, statistics and resources for women business owners looking for growth. In our guide, we uncover the top training and support opportunities open to women entrepreneurs. Below is an excerpt from the guide. To read more, you can download the full guide today!
There are many resources available to women business owners. If you have been in business and are ready for growth, training is an integral step. The first step is to determine what you want to get out of the training.
There are both state-specific HR trainings available as well as management trainings you can take. Here are some of the best starting points and free resources for small business owners.
Dream Builder is a free resource and a good starting point to learn various aspects of running a business.
Leadership and Management
It is important to have foundational leadership principles as well as to stay updated with the newest in management practices. Try Oxford Home Study’s certificate courses in management.
Finding Research about barriers and what is being done to close them
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory committee established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the Administrator of the SBA, Congress and the President.
In a recent article on Forbes by Shelley Zalis, founder of The Female Quotient, she describes what she has found by connecting 17,500 corporate and entrepreneurial women together. Firstly, that by supporting each other, women can make a big impact. Secondly, by collaborating and hearing from other women, you realize that your strengths make the group better.
It is all about your inner circle. Being a part of an organization is important and something that has been found to benefit both women and men. Especially interesting is that, women have been found to be more successful with an additional “inner circle”. The addition of a close-knit group for the success of women entrepreneurs is due to the availability of having candid conversations about potential clients, businesses and experiences in a space where trust has been established.
Where can I learn more about resources and tools available to me?
You can download our Complete Resource Guide for Women Business Owners. It is available at: