Women-Owned Businesses Denied Capital, Receiving Loans Well Below National Average, According to Fourth Quarter Pepperdine PCA Index Reports

Women-owned businesses are receiving financing below the national average, and are feeling considerably more restricted. View the full PCA Q4 survey results from Dun & Bradstreet for more information.

5 Facts about Maria Contreras-Sweet: What You Should Know

President Obama announced Maria Contreras-Sweet as his nominee to lead the Small Business Administration on Wednesday.  A businesswoman who has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Contreras-Sweet makes a great candidate to fill Obama’s final cabinet seat.  Here are five reasons why her nomination is a step in the right direction for […]

Startup? Where to Start

Have a great idea for a business but no idea where to begin? Fret not, because local resources for start-ups are abundant. Business schools, incubators, accelerator programs, and small business development centers are just some of the ways entrepreneurs can hone their concepts and start taking steps necessary to jumpstart their companies. Business Schools While […]

Access to Capital Atlanta is on August 14

It’s that time again, the Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet tour will be in Atlanta next Wednesday, August 14th. Access to Capital Atlanta will boast a diverse line up of experts participating in four different panels and spotlight presentations, more than 40 representatives from traditional and alternative lenders, and a Community and Business Resource […]

“Where do I find a grant to start my woman owned business?”

All too often at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) we hear the question, “Where are the grants for women to start their businesses?” The answer: There are none.  No really, there are none.  If you find a grant for women starting a business, please post the information in the comments below, because in the […]

Business Finance: Anywhere, Anytime

As the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) continues to expand our access to capital opportunities we are focused on providing extended capabilities through being named a core member of the Chicago Microlending Institute (CMI) and the development of online/on-demand course offerings coming summer 2013.  Whether you’re business is in the city of Chicago or throughout […]