Women who want to start a business need to find start up loans for women, locate a place to run their business from, and many need training in how to actually run a business. Following are three resources that offer help and support to women entrepreneurs.
The SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership
This branch of the Small Business Administration offers training and support every step of the way, from writing a business plan, landing the loan, and continuing after to help women become successful business owners. While the SBA does not offer loans, they do underwrite loans with many lenders, reducing the risk to lenders and allowing them to make loans with to more entrepreneurs, including women. Visit http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2895.
Womanowned.com offers useful information on marketing and networking, but it also offers a database of funding sources. A review of this database could turn up multiple funding options. The information and support available here is worth its weight.
Biz2Credit offers help to entrepreneurs from all walks of life. Connecting borrowers with exactly the lender or lenders that will work for them is the name of the game, and Biz2Credit has it won. We match those looking for start up loans for women with lenders from our network of over 1,300 that meet criteria given to us through a simple form filled out by the borrower. The cuts out much of the time needed to find a lender, and gets the ball rolling much more quickly. Visit Biz2Credit’s Loans for Women page for more information.
Being a female entrepreneur is not easy, but there are more women business owners today than there have ever been. This is because there is more support than there has ever been before. These are just a few of the resources available to help with all aspects of starting and running a business, including finding startup financing.