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Starting a Business in Minnesota
Women Focused Resources
BWWA offers a wide range of services customized through individual, cohort and membership formats. BWWA services are educational, cultural, and interactive with criteria and philosophy designed to meet the standards of excellence within a three-part framework: Access, Discovery, and Realization. We aim to meet the specific needs, desired achievements, and realizations of our members.
The National Association of Women Business Owners – Minnesota Chapter (NAWBO-MN) provides a local avenue for women entrepreneurs to connect with their peers. Women business owners, large and small, join together for regular networking, educational programs, mentorship and support. Nationally, NAWBO was founded in 1975 to open doors for women entrepreneurs by transforming public policy and leveling the playing field. Representing the issues and concerns of women-owned businesses at the national, state and local levels, NAWBO is in the forefront of advocating on behalf of women business owners and the issues that impact their companies.
The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a 501(c)(3) nationally recognized leader in the field of women’s business development and economic empowerment that was founded in 1986. The WBDC’s mission is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.
Organized by the Holmes Center (U of MN – Carlson School of Management) and led by a committed group of women entrepreneurs and investors, WE* is focused on supporting scalable, women-led startups in Minnesota through a series of conferences and events.
The Women’s Business Alliance (WBA) is a program of the Entrepreneur Fund, and certified Women’s Business Center of the SBA, that provides specialized advising, training, networking and access to capital for women entrepreneurs across 17 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The WBA is dedicated to supporting women at every stage of their small business journey, as well as providing opportunities for professional growth.
For over forty years, WomenVenture has provided women of all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small business ownership. Training – Loans – Business Support