Online Magazines for Women Entrepreneurs
Their goal is to make becoming and being your own boss a little less scary. Articles are short and sweet (most are less than two minutes read time).
Online courses, ask an expert, and insight and tips from women who have fought the battles and know how to push through to find success.
Created to empower women entrepreneurs, this resource has it all from inspirational articles by icons to how to set up a payroll system.
Articles with practical advice are organized into three main categories, Marketing, Money, and Leadership. They also have free downloadable Coaching Audios in the Shop section.
An online magazine focused on diversity & inclusion in the tech industry. Advice and solutions are focused on female-founded and earlier-stage companies.
SCORE Resources for Women Enterpreneurs
Recorded webinars, success stories blog, and infographics. You can search resources by business stage, topic, and format. SCORE also has live workshops and mentors.
The National Women's Business Center was created by H.R. 5050, legislation spearheaded by NAWBO's founders. Grow Her Business offers a breadth of information for women on how to start, run, and grow a business.
Full stop - this is a great resource. Whether you're starting or expanding, the SBA is a solid go-to for information on legal requirements to funding options to buying a franchise. It has full-length courses and easy to read articles.
SBA for Women-owned Businesses
This resource connects you with funding opportunities, information about federal contracts, and links to other advocacy and learning portals.
The tools helps you build a plan that projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route to reach your yearly milestones, including revenue projections.
You can read the guide in 10 steps or go through article-by-article. The Launch section is really helpful for new business or those looking to formalize with excellent resources on registering, filing, and applying for licenses.
Small Business Development Centers are funded by the SBA - and there are a few locations in Orange County. We've linked to the OC SBDC at CSUF because it has a great blog. You can also sign up for FREE business consulting (for businesses of all types and sizes).
USA.gov offers a business keyword search so you can search multiple government websites at one time for information about federal agencies and programs that work with small businesses.
NAWBO Online Learning
NAWBO hosts monthly webinars for its virtual members. You can access them from the NAWBO Institute or Vimeo.
Online Magazines for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
Harvard Business Review is arguably the best thinking in the areas of business strategy, management, technology, leadership, human resources, and innovation. Subscriptions include articles, video, podcasts, and webinars.
Forbes provides critical business insight from some of the world's most powerful people. And they've made a concentrated effort at diversification - there are articles written by and picturing women. Thanks, Forbes!
Inc. is known for being splashy and cutting-edge. It's steeped in Silicon Valley start-up culture - so it's great for hustlers that are growing big businesses fast.
Solid tips and news for small business owners. Check out the Cartoon Gallery and the Small Business Spotlight.
Entrepreneur is headquartered in Irvine! Content is aimed at "game-changers" across industries and focuses its strategic advice and profiles on how to grow.
10,000 Women was launched in 2008 to foster economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with training and capital. It's now provided free to all women entrepreneurs via Coursera.
Open Culture provides access to free educational media across the web. Audio books, online courses, movies, textbooks, eBooks, and more. If you're in to academic stuff, don't miss Steve Keen's lecture series on Behavioral Finance.
Free online courses, including certificate and diploma programs. Search in the Business category, and narrow to Entrepreneurship. You can refine the search to only show you courses that are less than 5 hours too.
Online courses via subscription (your first month is free) focused on business, technology, and creativity. It also provides solutions for professional development training for your employees in the For Businesses section.
Udemy has 80,000 courses on basically everything. The category "Be Your Own Boss" is targeted at building skills to launch new businesses, but it also offers some great how-to training on millennial-esque skills like digital marketing. Most courses are $10.99. Pick ones with the most stars.
The OPEN Forum is an online community for business owners with learning articles across main topics: Planning for Growth, Managing Money, Getting Customers, and Building Your Team.
Business Advantage Small Business Community by Bank of America
As you would expect, there's great information on how to shore up your finance operation. Check out articles on cash flow.
Resources on Government Contracting and Certification
Webinars and regional events keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest on the federal procurement marketplace with a special emphasis on how to win contracts as a woman-owned business.
The Women's Business National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. Their column WBE Wisdom offers advice from established, certified women business owners.