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Free Help for Women Business Owners who need WOSB Certification from AMEX Open & WIPP
women business owners,Women In Business
Free Help for Women Business Owners who need WOSB Certification from AMEX Open & WIPP
10 February 2014

Five percent of that is specifically set aside for women-owned businesses – a goal that has yet to be met. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this and you own a small business, help is on the way. In 2011, the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program went into effect to help give women business owners more opportunities to secure government contracts. Read more…

Women-owned Business & the Feds: Teaming for Success
Entrepreneurship, Guest Posts, Women In Business
Women-owned Business & the Feds: Teaming for Success
22 July 2011

In October 2010, after 10 years of trying and waiting, women-owned businesses nationwide finally celebrated when the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the passing of the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, also known as the 8(m) program. With this program, the U.S. government acknowledged the important role that WOSBs play in federal contracting and the nation’s economy. While the program is still in its infancy (it went into effect in February 2011) and isn’t yet perfect (it is limited to 83 industries), it is nonetheless a great accomplishment that provides untold opportunities for WOSBs. Read more…

Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, Events
Webinar Alert: Give Me 5
27 June 2011

Did you know there is roughly $27 billion in contracts set aside specifically for women business owners? Thanks to the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, which went into effect on February 4, women business owners have a greater chance to win government contracts. In fact, the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy estimates that the program could benefit approximately 684,000 of these companies. American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) are offering a free, one-hour tutorial on Wednesday, June 29 to teach entrepreneurs how to market their companies to government agencies. Read more…

Training Alert: SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Tutorial
Events,Women In Business
forum.web.com
8 April 2011

Thanks to the Small Business Association’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, which went into effect on February 4th, women business owners have a greater chance to win government contracts; 684,000 women-owned businesses could potentially benefit. (Male-owned businesses are not exempt; they can take part by partnering with women-owned businesses. To help business owners take advantage of this growth opportunity, American Express OPEN and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) are offering a free, one-hour tutorial on Thursday, April 14. Read more…

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