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Essential Ressources for Women Small Business Owners and Women Entrepreneurs - Organisations, Co-Working Spaces, Podcasts, Meetups and more to help you grow and develop your business

Essential Resources for Women Small Business Owners

Essential Resources for Women Small Business Owners

Essential Resources for Women Small Business Owners

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a chance to recognize and celebrate the 11.3 million women-owned businesses in the US.


While the 45% increase in the number of women-owned businesses in the US since 2007 is a cause for celebration, women still face gender-specific challenges when setting up their own businesses, from defying social expectations and owning their accomplishments to achieving the right work-life balance.


The essential resources listed here will help women small business owners find the support and community they need to develop and grow their businesses.



There are a number of organisations and communities set to encourage, empower and help women business owners in the US and all around the world:



Co-working spaces have traditionally been male-dominated environments, but women-only spaces have been popping up everywhere to empower women entrepreneurs and welcome them into a community based on support over competition. Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey, and co-working spaces are a fantastic way to meet other like-minded women who will inspire you, encourage you to accomplish even more and celebrate your big wins. Here are some fantastic female-focused co-working spaces built around a strong community in the US and abroad.



There are many useful blogs run by women who want to share their experience, tips and advice on setting-up, growing and successfully running your business. Great for various tips and tricks!



Who doesn’t love an honest podcast full of inspiration and advice for a good start to the day? The podcasts listed below focus on the challenges of setting up and running your business as a woman without ever being patronising or condescending.



Women entrepreneurs can often find themselves isolated. This is especially true for those who are in the early stages of starting a business or can’t afford to rent a desk space to get out of the house and meet other professionals. Meetups are a great way to meet other women who are facing the same challenges and can offer advice and support, or even just to have a relaxing chat. Here are some of the best groups for women small business owners on MeetUp:



If you can’t make meetups offline, Facebook groups offer a good alternative. You can take part in discussions, give and receive advice and support as part of a community of like-minded women ready to take their businesses to the next level. Here are some of the most popular groups for women entrepreneurs on Facebook:



Alternatively, LinkedIn groups can also be a good way to grow your network while getting advice from fellow female small business owners willing to share their experience. Join one of these groups to get started:

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