As you research funding options for your business, options to review include women business owner groups, accelerator funds and industry-specific grants.
Advisors, mentors and sponsors can provide valuable support and advice at every point in the business lifecycle.
Women own nearly 13 million – or 42% – of all businesses in the U.S.1
If you’re preparing to join this growing community of women entrepreneurs and business owners, following are resources you may be able to leverage to give your new business an edge.
Develop a support system of advisors, mentors and other women business owners who can help play a role in how your run your business.
In the planning stage of a business, funding should come first. When it comes to finding those funding opportunities there are several paths you could follow, including:
Since finding the right funding resources is key in starting – and supporting – your business, it may be helpful to seek advice to find the right options for you.
A team of trusted advisors is valuable at every point in the business lifecycle, whether you’re just starting your business and need help creating a plan, or your business is growing and you need help meeting demand.
A financial professional, legal advisor and CPA can help you find a balance between your personal and business finances.
Develop a support system of advisors, mentors and other women business owners who can help play a role in how you run your business. Successful women entrepreneurs with different professional backgrounds may be able to offer guidance on business ownership, regardless of their industry, and the challenges that come with it. Networking events such as Startup Week can be a great way to find connections.
You may also want to look for organizations that provide sponsorship for women entrepreneurs. When searching for sponsorships it’s important to distinguish between a mentor and a sponsor. Although both are valuable, they serve different purposes:
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