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Strength In Numbers: Partnerships, Being Bold and Women In Business

The Current State Of Women And Minority Business Owners Women in business continue to make gains year after year. As of 2017, women owned more than 11.6 million firms nationwide and generated $1.7 trillion in sales. That’s more than a 50 percent increase since 2007! The gains extend to minority entrepreneurs and women of color,

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Are you ready to make the federal government your client?  

4 simple steps for getting started Government contracts are a big opportunity for small businesses. The federal government allocates at least $5 of every $100 contract dollars to women and minority-owned small businesses each year, according to the Small Business Administration. State and local entities are following suit so that minority and women-owned businesses get

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Getting Certified: What WBOs Need To Know

By Jacqueline Hayes, MBA Chief Marketing Strategist + Principal Crayons & Marketers  – Nashville, TN   The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to women-owned small businesses each year. This process can be daunting, but with the help of this checklist below, you will be well

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An Introduction to Lean Canvas for Emerging Businesses

by: Meera Unni Lean Canvas is an exciting  tool that lets new and emerging entrepreneurs model their business plans in a short, efficient, one page diagram. Using Lean Canvas quickly identifies factors to prioritize while also creating an effective jumping off point for brainstorming. Instead of making a long, detailed business plan that could take

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The Veteran Entrepreneur’s Journey | Q&A

Q&A with Renee Bobb, Veteran Entrepreneur and PWBC Member The first week in November has been designated National Veterans Small Business Week. To honor all the amazing veteran and active duty entrepreneurs we serve and their families, we interviewed a female veteran entrepreneur that most of our members should recognize from classes and coaching – Renee

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Financial Education Program: Online Modules

Are you financially empowered? Credit card bills, debt, and savings mare not the most fun to think through, but the financial decisions you make today will have a long-term impact on your life. This short interactive learning experience will prepare you with the right skills to manage your financial future!

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Personal Financial Statement Template

Getting a loan can often be complicated and somewhat frustrating. Maintaining a personal financial statement (saved on your computer) can eliminate much of the frustration of completing loan applications and can, in many instances, be used in place of the application (or sections of the application) entirely.

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Break Even Calculator

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, an essential asset for your company to support everyday operations. Use this calculator tool to determine whether your present cash flow is enough to cover your needs for payroll, loan payments, inventory purchases, and any other financial draws on your business resources.

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