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Business Resources for Minorities and Women

Pittsburgh Region




United States

  • Center for Women's Business Research
    The Center for Women's Business Research provides original research documenting the economic and social contributions of women-owned firms. It is an excellent source for industry data, information on growth industries and general business statistics for women business owners.
  • Make mine a million $ business
    Powered by Count Me In, a national nonprofit organization, is an online microlender, uses a unique women-friendly credit scoring system to make loans of $500 - $10,000 available to women who have nowhere to turn for that all-important first loan. Its goal is to promote the cause for women's economic independence through business loans and education.
  • Minority Business Development Agency
    This agency, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned business in America. It actively coordinates and leverages public and private sector resources that facilitate strategic alliances in support of its mission.
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
    NAWBO's membership includes women entrepreneurs in all industries and is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibilities. It offers assistance with access to financial opportunities, educational programs, leadership training and an international network of business contacts. The web address for the Pittsburgh chapter is
  • National Association for Female Executives
    NAFE, the largest women's professional association and the largest women business owner's organization in the country, empowers its members to achieve career success and financial success through education, networking and public advocacy.
  • SBA - Online Women's Business Center
    The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance and provides access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.
  • Working Mother
    Working Mother magazine and newsletter provides strategies and solutions for millions of consumers, specifically working mothers and female business owners. They compile an annual list of "The 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" and " Best Companies for Women of Color."