WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has entered into a cooperative agreement with America’s Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, and the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) to provide a combined $1.12 million of funding to sustain and expand the resource partners’ participation in SBA’s Boots to Business program. The program provides training

Recently, there have been questions among Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) regarding the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) lobbying rules. There is a distinction between advocacy and lobbying. We are all advocates. When you share stories about entrepreneurs your WBC has counseled, that is advocacy. If you reach out to your elected officials to support the Association

Policy Position on WBC Reauthorization

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 by

Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) serve more than 130,000 entrepreneurs each year, providing training and one-on-one counseling at centers across the country.  To serve the growing demand for services, the WBC program has expanded from only four centers 25 years ago to today’s total of 106. Increase Funding and Grant Formula for Women’s Business Centers Over

AWBC ANNOUNCES NEW ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 by

AWBC ANNOUNCES NEW ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Antonella Pianalto Brings Vast Experience to the Association     [WASHINGTON, DC] – The Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) is pleased to announce that Antonella Pianalto will serve as the Association’s Acting Executive Director.  She will provide vision and leadership to ensure that AWBC possesses sufficient human and

OCTOBER IS WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS MONTH

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 by

OCTOBER IS WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS MONTH AWBC Urges You to Support Your Local Women-Owned Businesses     [WASHINGTON, DC] – October marks a very important milestone for women and for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This month, the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) will celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month and the 26th

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