10 Organizations Providing Resources for Women Business Owners

March 07, 2014

We highlight a few of the many organizations that are inspiring change among women-business owners.

Each March is Women’s History Month. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women throughout history as well as current achievements taking place. “Inspiring Change” is this year’s theme. With this in mind, we’re kicking off Women History Month by highlighting organizations that inspire change among women-business owners. Whether it’s the change needed to go from employee to small business owner, or the change needed in company strategy in order to grow a business, there are a variety of organizations dedicated to helping women business owners.

We’ve featured a number of women entrepreneurs as guest bloggers on the Hiscox Small Business blog. Adrienne Graham, founder of EmpowerMe! Corporation, Inc., encouraged other women business owners to embrace their value. Michelle Hoffmann, owner of Junior’s Fresh, touted the benefits of staying positive while growing a small business. To see their insight, visit the Hiscox small business blog.

Below are a few of the many organizations that are inspiring change among women-business owners.

Chic CEO

This community is a great resource for women thinking about starting a business, in the process of starting one or those interested in taking their business to the next level. Take advantage of the business center with free business templates.

Home-Based Working Moms

Moms who work from home can learn how to grow their businesses and network with other WAHMs (work at home moms). HBWM provides a wealth of resources, such as The Work-at-Home Workbook with tips on selecting and starting the right business.

Ladies Who Launch

With in-person and online events, Ladies Who Launch provides resources and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Benefits of this community include daily press opportunities, business listings, workshops and more.

NAWBO

(National Association of Women Business Owners) NAWBO is a community of over 5,000 women-owned businesses with 60 chapters across the U.S. The organization also advocates to Congress on behalf of the more than 10 million women-owned businesses.

Project Eve

The Project Eve network helps women reinvent their careers. The network has an interactive Q&A platform where members can get questions answered about a number of topics. The community also offers resources on business funding, work-life balance and more.

Spark & Hustle

Launched by Good Morning American contributor and entrepreneur Tory Johnson, Spark & Hustle began as a conference allowing women access to resources to launch or grow their business. Its online community provides tips to continue the momentum from the conference.

The Boss Network

The Bringing Out Successful Sisters Network, encourages and promotes small business ownership. The online community provides resources, networking and in-person events to develop a pipeline of women entrepreneurs.

TheLi.st

Founded by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol, TheLi.st promotes itself as “a visibility platform for awesome women.” The community is dedicated to ensuring that women receive access and opportunities within fields they may be underrepresented in.

Women Entrepreneur 

This community, which highlights all things about women entrepreneurship, is the brainchild of Entrepreneur.com. The site features in-depth information on everything women need to know about becoming an entrepreneur.

YFE

(Young Female Entrepreneurs) The YFE community connects entrepreneurial women who are in their 20s and 30s. In addition to its online resources to help launch a profitable business, YFE hosts a live chat video chat Monday – Friday at 1:00pm ET featuring women business owners from all fields.

Is there an organization not mentioned that’s a go-to resource for women business owners? Leave us a comment to share the organization’s name and they may appear in a future post.