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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.

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This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the SBA. The SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. at 973-507-9700.