Updated: Jul 21, 2021
In America and around the world women are entering the world of business in encouragingly high numbers. Although gender inequality is still a reality for many communities, more and more female entrepreneurs and business owners are learning how to successfully navigate the new world of small and medium-sized businesses.
There are many groups and supporting organizations that dedicate their time and provide informational resources to provide new and existing small businesses on how to either enter the competitive small business market or grow and expand. Below you will find a selection of helpful open resources to do just that.
With the resources offered by Shop a Small Business community and supporting Women’s Council of Entrepreneurs, you have a unique opportunity to enter a helpful network of female small business owners striving to create an optimal business climate.
Starting Small Business
The Ultimate Guide to How to Start an Online Business: If you plan to start an online business, consider looking at this ultimate guide to help you.
Five Tips for Starting a Business: IRS Recommendations on what should you keep in mind before venturing your new small business.
Taking Care of Your Business Finances
Understanding and Tracking Your Business Finances: Terminology and Practical Finance Tracker available for download.
Five Ways to Separate Your Personal and Business Finances: A distinct separation between your personal finances and your business finances is crucial for protecting your own assets and credit accoring to US Small Business Administration.
Smart Budgeting Concepts for a Small Business: basic concepts of budgeting and financing to understand your small business.
Additional Resources for Women Entrepreneurs
For Women-Owned Small Businesses: Federal Government Agency resources specifically for small-business owners. Find out more about contract opportunities, federal grants, and support from Federal Government.
Best Business Podcasts for Women: Inspirational podcasts created, hosted, and lead by amazing successful women.
16 Popular Small-Business Ideas for Female Entrepreneurs: Check some unique and interesting ideas for women entrepreneurs to pursue. Anything really from agriculture to comedy.
Women in Business Trends: A fascinating report on women in business in 2021 by Guidant Financial and Small Business Trends Alliance that surveyed over 2,400 small business and franchise owners nationwide.