This nonprofit organization provides resources and expertise to entrepreneurs to help them maximize the success of their existing and emerging small businesses. It’s staffed primarily by retired executives who offer counseling via e-mail and phone on a variety of different business topics. The web link I’ve provided will take you to SCORE’s toolbox, which includes everything from business plan templates to information on website workshops. The best part is, it’s all free. SCORE also has a section specifically for women entrepreneurs.
This program from Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence provides a combination of money, mentoring, marketing and technology tools that women entrepreneurs need to help grow their businesses from micro to millions. The program’s goal is to help you turn your company into a million-dollar organization.
This site was created by Ellen Parlapiano and Pat Cobe, the inventors of the term “mompreneurs.” It is a mom’s one-stop work-at-home resource, providing just about everything mompreneurs need to know and have, including a networking community, relevant articles and suggested books, and even an online mall featuring products made exclusively by mompreneurs.
Aimed at savvy stay-at-home and work-at-home moms with young children, founder Angelia Kane launched this site to help moms and mompreneurs alike manage their lives. In addition to a list of inexpensive or free family-friendly events, Mommy Mastermind offers valuable podcasts and other downloadable resources, such as articles and worksheets, to maximize your limited time.
A good resource for moms and moms-to-be living in urban areas. The site includes a nanny exchange as well as a list of events including luncheons, classes, and parenting seminars.
Founded by Stephanie Vozza in 2003, this site provides tips and products to help keep multitasking moms organized. You can find everything from filing systems and storage solutions to event-specific survival kits.
Want to sink your teeth into stats, trends, and characteristics about women entrepreneurs? Here’s a top-notch resource that lists most every women’s networking group under the sun, and research reports on topics such as accessing capital and managing a home-based business. Some reports are free; some must be ordered for a small fee. While some of the documents are a bit outdated, this site is still a great place to begin your research.
A few hundred dollars for an annual membership allows you to access thousands of women entrepreneurs around the country. Luncheons, roundtables, and events provide new avenues to build your network and your business.
A robust resource created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. In addition to offering lots of good ideas and strategies for entrepreneurs working from home, this site provides articles, podcasts, blogs, audio/video segments, and networking opportunities to help launch and build a new business.