Below are a number of external local and state resources available to help women-owned businesses.
Association of Women Contractors (AWC)
Assists women-owned companies in the construction industry become an active voice in the business community.
Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program
Provides loan capital for business that are owned and operated by minorities, low-income persons, women, veterans and/or persons with disabilities.
Minnesota Business Women (MBW)
Offers personal and professional growth through networking, support and personal development programs.
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Minnesota
Provides a local avenue for women entrepreneurs to connect with their peers through regular networking, educational programs, mentorship and support.
Small Business Administration's women-owned businesses
Offers women-owned businesses comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help start and grow their businesses.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
An advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It provides certification for women-owned businesses and tools to help them succeed.
Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WeMN)
Provides personal and professional growth opportunities for entrepreneurial women leaders through education, mentoring, peer advisory and collaborative networking.
Offers small business grants for women in Minnesota.
Offers online business information, networking assistance and a number of resources for setting up, running and growing businesses.
An SBA loan provider offering loans up to $50,000 to qualified borrowers to launch or grow small businesses.