46 Online Resources for Women Small Business Owners

If you are a woman small business owner, the pool of information and resources available to help you advance your business is growing, and many of these resources are available online, for free.

Here is a collection of 46 resources for women in small business to explore in order to learn, grow and develop business opportunities. The resources listed here include professional organizations, networking groups, informational websites, conferences and events, government organizations, membership clubs and support groups.

Women in Business

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Women in Business is dedicated to providing resources for women business owners and women in business, including start-up business ideas, resources and business information for women entrepreneurs. More

American Business Women's Association (ABWA)

The American Business Women's Association brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. More

Babson's Center for Women's Leadership

The Center for Women's Leadership is dedicated to empowering women leaders, at Babson and around the world, to create value by exploring best practices for women's leadership, and providing innovative and action-oriented programs, outreach activities and research. More

BizyMoms' Small Business Center

The Bizymoms' Small Business Center provides information for women entrepreneurs, including ecourses, articles, a newsletter and a directory for mom-owned businesses. More

The BOSS Network

The BOSS Network is a women empowerment alliance dedicated to highlighting women and creating opportunities for growth by working toward one simple goal -- to build relationships and networks that structure a foundation where women feel supported in their holistic lives. More

Business and Professional Women's Foundation

The Business and Professional Women's Foundation focuses on issues that impact women, their families and employers, and strives to redefine today's workplace. More

Catalyst

Catalyst is the leading non-profit membership organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women in business. More

The Committee of 200 (C200)

The Committee of 200 fosters, celebrates and advances women's leadership in business by offering current leaders access to unique programming plus an unparalleled professional and personal network of their peers. More

eWomen Network, Inc.

eWomenNetwork, Inc. is committed to helping women and their businesses achieve, succeed and thrive in the new economy through a loyal, dedicated community of women-owned businesses, corporate professionals and entrepreneurs who want to support and network with other dynamic women. More

ForbesWoman

ForbesWoman is a website created by Forbes for today's women in business to share ideas about work, life, balance, career, leadership, relationships, health, style, beauty and personal finance. More

Franchises for Women

Franchises for Women is a part of the FranchiseOpportunities Network and identifies, creates and distributes valuable information about franchising and small business opportunities for women. More

FreelanceMom

FreelanceMom is a support network for women working from home, helping members locate freelance work from home jobs, providing home business ideas, and sharing Internet marketing strategies to help working moms make smart decisions in business. More

Hybrid Mom

Hybrid Mom is an online magazine that provides featured articles, blogs and interactive forums, community networking, a weekly newsletter and an online marketplace. More

Ladies Who Launch

Ladies Who Launch is a community of women entrepreneurs that provides information on successful women entrepreneurs as well as resources and networking connections for women in business. More

Make Mine a Million $ Business

Make Mine a Million $ BusinessTM is an initiative program of Count Me InTM that allows women to help each other turn their micro businesses into million dollar enterprises. More

Mom Invented

Mom Inventors, Inc. manufactures and licenses consumer products with the trademarked Mom InventedĀ® brand, and provides an online community and educational offerings for women entrepreneurs.

Mompreneur Center on Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Mompreneur Center was created for mom entrepreneurs who balance work and life on a daily basis, and teaches them how to manage time, generate business ideas, balance business and family, and grow their businesses. More

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc.

The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. promotes and protects the interests of women business owners and professionals through community service and social activism. More

National Organization of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

The National Organization of Women Business Owners is an organization that represents the interests of women entrepreneurs across all industries and leverages the nation's wide-ranging community of entrepreneurial women into an influential voice and dynamic leadership roles. More

National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)

The National Women Business Owners Corporation aims to increase competition for corporate and government contracts through implementation of a national certification program for women business owners -- the national Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) certification program. More

National Women's Business Council (NWBC)

The National Women's Business Council is a bi-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. More

Rich Woman

Rich Woman is an organization that helps women become empowered by engaging with independent, like-minded women, and teaching them how to take charge of their money and take charge of their lives. More

SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO)

The Office of Women's Business Ownership establishes and oversees a network of Women's Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories that offer comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics to help women start and grow their own businesses. More

TED for Women

TED, a small non-profit that provides global conferences focused on "ideas worth spreading," has a collection of videos tagged for women that include a variety of topics that support women in small business. More

U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC)

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce uses a platform of influence, innovation and opportunity to help members grow successful businesses and careers. More

w2wLink

w2wLink is an online community that provides articles, videos, emails and professional tracks developed and led by subject-matter experts, designed for today's professional women. More

WomanOwned

WomanOwned provides the information, tools, networking opportunities and advice that have helped hundreds of thousands of women succeed in business. More

Women About Biz

Women About Biz provides a community of women interested in personal development and business growth with access to teleclasses, networking events, conferences, opportunities and training. More

Women Construction Owners and Executives

Women Construction Owners and Executives is an organization that promotes the growth of women owners and executives in the construction industry through publicity, education, advocacy and business services. More

Women Entrepreneurs on SCORE

The Women Entrepreneurs site on SCORE provides a collection of resources to help women small business owners, including articles, online workshops, tools and templates.

Women in Technology International (WITI)

Women in Technology International is an organization developed to provide access to and support from other professional women working in all sectors of technology, empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. More

Women on Business

Women on Business provides news and information women need to be successful in the business world from today's thought leaders. More

Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

The Women Presidents' Organization is a non-profit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. More

Women's Business Conference

The Women's Business Conference is a full-day event that offers networking opportunities, business-related educational sessions for a wide range of interests and levels of experience, keynote addresses, one-on-one counseling by SBA business development specialists, industry-specific roundtable discussions, an exhibitor hall and a networking lunch. More

Women's Business Development Center

The Women's Business Development Center provides Women's Business Enterprise National Council Certification to women-owned businesses in order to make available corporate procurement opportunities designated for Women Business Enterprises. More

Women's Business Development Center - Chicago

The Women's Business Development Center is one of the largest women's business assistance centers in the United States, nationally and internationally recognized for responsive, innovative, and effective programs and advocacy efforts. More

Women's Business Development Center - Philadelphia

The Women's Business Development Center fosters the development and retention of successful business by delivering resources that enable individuals to start new businesses and grow existing businesses. More

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. More

Women's Business Exchange (WBE)

The Women's Business Exchange empowers women to grow personally and professionally by providing opportunities for networking, professional education, leadership training, mentoring and exposure to community issues. More

The Women's Conference

The Women's Conference is the nation's premier forum for women, and its mission is to empower women to be Architects of Change in their homes, their workplaces, their communities and the world around them. More

Women's Small Business Expo

The Women's Small Business Expo is an annual event for emerging entrepreneurs as well as women who are already operating their own small businesses, and teaches them how to eliminate the barriers to success. More

Women's Venture Fund

The Women's Venture Fund helps women entrepreneurs start, build and grow their own businesses by providing courses, counseling, credit and resources. More

WomenBiz.gov

WomenBiz.Gov is a resource website sponsored by the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) that connects women-owned businesses with opportunities in the federal government. More

WomenEntrepreneur.com

WomenEntrepreneur.com is an online magazine that provides advice from leading women experts from all across the country and supports women entrepreneurs in their business endeavors. More

Womenetics

Womenetics is a resource for women that provides online tools, events and networking opportunities for women of all ages and diverse backgrounds. More

WomenHomeBusiness.com

WomenHomeBusiness.com delivers tools, information and inspiration for women home business entrepreneurs to learn how to start, run and manage successful businesses. More

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