NAWBO National Website
The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a nationally and
internationally recognized not-for-profit organization established in
1986 to work with women to launch new businesses and strengthen
existing businesses in the Chicago area. Over the past 20 years, the
WBDC has become a leader in providing direct services to women business
owners and in effecting public policy changes which reflect the needs
of women entrepreneurs and their families.
Since 1999, the ATHENAPowerLink® Program has been helping women-owned businesses expand profitably through the use of professional advisory panels.
AmFam Business Accelerator Program
At American Family Insurance, we know how hard you’ve worked to build your dream — your business and your
future. The Business Accelerator Program gives you the tools and
strategies you need to grow your business and attain the quality of
life you desire. It’s a national small business series presented by
proven growth coaches. And it’s uniquely designed to deliver free
business growth education in a community environment that will
challenge the way you operate today and encourage sharing of ideas
among participants. The Business Accelerator program ran from June
through October 2009. Many NAWBO members took advantage of this worthwhile program.
for Women's Business Research
For the latest facts and figures about how women-owned and led businesses
are impacting the economy, visit the Center for Women's Business Research
webpage for the latest trends you need to know today.
Information about government assistance to small business.
SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership
Small Business Administrator's Office of Women's Business Ownership Outside
Resources Hotline. Provides more than three dozen useful links to resources
for women business owners
Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
Women's Business Council
News on Federal government procurement issues
Federal Business Opportunities
State of Illinois Purchasing
City of Chicago Procurement Dept
Selling to the Government
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government.