Many organizations offer services and assistance to women entrepreneurs, including pro bono programs run by nonprofits and SBA-affiliated groups. These include programs that teach women how to start a business and train them in financial management and marketing.

National Association of Women Business Owners: This national organization of women entrepreneurs is based in Washington, D.C. The association, which has 5,000 members and 60 chapters across the country, offers training and information on different topics, including access to capital, government contracting and business certification.


National Women’s Business Council: The National Women’s Business Council works with the Office of the President, Congress and the SBA on issues related to women business owners. It also publishes research and other materials focused on women-owned enterprises.


WomanOwned: This network of more than 3.5 million women-owned businesses worldwide offers online business information and networking assistance. Woman Owned maintains a database where women can get information on loans, scholarships and other funding sources.