Digital Platform Offers Multicultural Women A Chance to Win $25,000 in Small Business Funding

Women of color have always been enterprising. In its latest annual State of Women-Owned Businesses report, which uses Census and other national data to track trends, American Express OPEN estimates that women of color are responsible for 78 percent of the nearly 2.8 million women-owned firms opened over the last decade. Continue reading Digital Platform Offers Multicultural Women A Chance to Win $25,000 in Small Business Funding

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It’s a Big Deal to Be a Women-Owned Small Business

By Barbara Weltman

While businesses are barred from discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of sex, the federal government does give a little edge to businesses owned by women. Under the law, the federal government has a goal of awarding 5 percent of its contracts to women-owned businesses that have received certification. In fact, in the government’s fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, the SBA reported that the government actually awarded 5.05 percent of prime and subcontracts to women-owned businesses totaling $17.8 billion. Continue reading It’s a Big Deal to Be a Women-Owned Small Business

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