Loans and Grants for Women Business Owners

Loans and Grants for Women Business Owners

Loans and Grants for Women Business Owners You are a woman business owner and there are many things for you to focus on — especially how to find money for your business so it can grow and thrive. There are funding sources out there specifically target women...
SBA Loans for Women

SBA Loans for Women

SBA Loans for Women Women turn to the SBA for loans and grants for their business, but knowing what they offer and how to take advantage of these government funding programs will save you time and headaches. Can I Get Free Money from the SBA? Brace yourself for a...
Getting the Money You Need for Your Start Up

Getting the Money You Need for Your Start Up

Getting the Money You Need for Your Start Up Start on a shoestring budget. Many of us do this. I started my high-tech service business with a $10,000 nest egg that needed to pay for everything until the business got off the ground. You Have a Great Business Idea, a...
Understanding Your Money

Understanding Your Money

Understanding Your Money Let’s look at a very difficult item – making money. You may not think this is difficult, but to many women the whole idea of really making money may be lost in the end. Deciding How Much to Charge for Services I’ve heard...
Start-Up Business Quiz

Start-Up Business Quiz

Start-Up Business Quiz Thinking about starting a small business? Find out if you are ready with this start-up business quiz developed by WomanOwned’s founder. Starting a business is one of the hardest things most of us will ever do and I think it’s on the...
Money For Your Business

Money For Your Business

Money For Your Business I’m contacted almost daily from ladies like you who need money to keep their business running or want to find money to open a new business. Learn more about bank loans, business lines of credit and grants. Obtaining funds to start or grow...
Can You Handle Zero Job Security?

Can You Handle Zero Job Security?

Can You Handle Zero Job Security? Starting your own business is the scariest thing you can do. During the start-up phase of a company, most folks go without insurance plans, retirement plans, salaries and vacations. Long hours and no pay can take a toll very quickly....
Managing Power as a Business Owner

Managing Power as a Business Owner

Managing Power as a Business Owner Have you been in a leadership position before? Have you hired and fired employees? Have you decided on the products for your inventory and which business relationships to make? Owning a company puts you in a power position. You are a...
Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location The location of your business is important. You will be planting your business tree there and will need to be able to maintain it for years to come. Things to keep in mind when deciding on a place to open your business. Local Economy Your...
Money Matters for Women In Business

Money Matters for Women In Business

Money Matters for Women In Business Depending on the type of business you are running or planning on starting, one or more of the agencies or programs below could help. You will also want to learn about the different types of funding found in our Getting Money area....
Understanding Accounting

Understanding Accounting

Understanding Accounting Need to get a grip on your business money? Start here to understand what you are dealing with. Basic Business Financial Terms Working Capital Your business’ total investment in current assets (things you need to run your business). Cash,...
What Type of Business Should You Start?

What Type of Business Should You Start?

What Type of Business Should You Start? You have made the decision that you want to start your own company. Now, it’s time to find your motivation. Personal freedom, more money, or the product or service to fill a niche are great motivators. Once that has been...
Running with the Big Boys

Running with the Big Boys

Running with the Big Boys I lost a huge potential new contract this week. I put everything I had into the vendor meetings and proposal. They picked another firm to do the work because they were bigger than my company and they thought that they could get the work done...
Buying An Existing Business

Buying An Existing Business

Buying An Existing Business There is a new form of entrepreneurship emerging – the “buyout entrepreneur.” Many people are finding that they can make good money from buying and revitalizing an existing business. When you purchase a business, it comes...
How Do You Know They Want It

How Do You Know They Want It

How Do You Know They Want It You have a great idea and are anxious to get your new business underway. Make sure you take the time to find out if your “idea” is appealing to others and if it can stand on its own two feet. It may take time that you...
Key Facts about Women-Owned Businesses

Key Facts about Women-Owned Businesses

Key Facts about Women-Owned Businesses Women are becoming more active in the equity capital markets, but in a survey conducted in late 1999, just 9% of the institutional investment deals and 2.3% of the dollars among the investors interviewed went to women-owned...
Deciding On Your Business Type

Deciding On Your Business Type

Deciding On Your Business Type One of the very first steps you need to take is to give your new business an identity. This is necessary for tax purposes and will help you as you begin to plan for the future. You may or may not know what your options are when it comes...