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Successful Women Entrepreneurs Find Support Resources by : Margaret Jackson | AM 1220 KDOW & BOTE | SBC Advantage (408) 205-4056

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oday, women business owners are afforded opportunities to access capital through various programs. If you want to start, grow, or expand your business you will have to start looking in the right places. Finding money to build your business involves wide-ranging research of funding opportunities. The search for capital can take time, but over time your search will narrow down. The fact is, money is all around you. How to attract the funding needed, is not always clear or simple. It is important to take the time to research how you become the right candidate for funding. Where is the money for my business hiding? It is hiding in plain sight. Ask yourself the following questions • Do you really want to acquire funding? Why or Why not?What kind of funding do you want to pursue? Is it grants, loans, angel funders, crowdfunding, venture capitalists or a mix of funders? • Do you have a business plan? • How much do you want to invest into your business? • Do you need help in preparing your business to acquire funding?

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A great place to start the journey to find funding, is at the Small Business Administration’s website. The SBA has resources that support women entrepreneurship and their ability to compete in the global marketplace. Connecting your business with the right organizations, resources, and tools, is a huge leap in the right direction. The SBA has partnered with many organizations that benefit the start, growth, and expansion of women businesses, to include NAWBO. The National Association of Women Business Owners, 2014 State of Women Owned Business Report, predicted that 92% of more women would venture to start their own businesses. The world of funding your business does not have to be a tedious lonely journey. It doesn’t have to be scary, confusing, or overwhelming. When you choose to access available resources, online education and training on business funding is the first step, get involved with your business growth.

A great place to start the journey to find funding, is at the Small Business Administration’s website.

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The Small Business Concierge Magazine is the voice of the small business owner.