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- 3/27/2017 - SBA Reports $51M in Loans Went to NJ Women Business Owners
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reporting that $51 million in SBA loans were approved to New Jersey women-owned businesses during the first five months of fiscal year 2017, the period of Oct. 1, 2016 thru Feb. 28, 2017.
- 11/28/2017 - Taking women-owned companies to higher levels is the goal
An interview with WCEC Executive Director. The more things change, the more they stay the same … is not a saying that nonprofits working to bring about real change hold in high regard. But Rana Shanawani, executive director of the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship, recognizes the perennial truth in it — unfortunate as it may be — for women in business. “One statistic that I quote all the time that really makes me very impassioned is that women-owned businesses have contributed to 3 percent of economy each year, but that has stayed exactly the same for the past 20 years,” she said.
- 11/27/2017 - 8 Things Women Entrepreneurs Need to Excel
What’s the single thing holding women back from being wildly successful entrepreneurs? Themselves, says Mary Cantando, a business consultant, author and speaker who works with women who want to build multimillion-dollar businesses. Cantando recently led a Quantum Progressions Live Mastermind for the Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship in New Jersey.