This mini-listing is intended to provide information on organizations that have an interest in providing funding for women-owned small businesses.  Be sure to check with each funder with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach.

Starting and running a business is difficult, even when you’ve got help. But having the right financial, leadership, and small business advice resources can make the difference between you treading water and actually propelling your business forward.

Because women are still in the minority as business owners – just 29 percent of businesses are woman-owned – federal and state government entities, as well as nonprofits and other organizations, are striving to help this demographic succeed in business by offering incentives, grants, and resources geared specifically toward the female entrepreneur. If you’re a woman with a business, check out the myriad of resources available to you. They just might be the boost your business needs for success and growth.