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Women in Business

Starting a Business

Upgrading Your Skills

Finding a Great Job

Working at Home

Obtaining State or Federal Contracts


Contact Us
MO Women's Council
PO Box 1157
301 W. High Street,
Suite 680
Harry S. Truman Office Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Toll free in Missouri:
(877) 426-9284
Tel:(573) 751-0810
Fax: (573) 522-5005

E-mail: wcouncil@ded.mo.gov

Facebook page for the Missouri Women's Council


Women in Business

Women-owned businesses are the fastest growing economic segment in Missouri and across the nation. Nationally, they have grown at almost twice the rate of other firms. However, owning and operating a business is a difficult task at best. Discover more about organizations that can help as you strive to successfully grow your business.

E-business Resource Guide - A resource guide for e-business.

Entrepreneur.com - Step-by-step guides to starting your own business plus on-line coaching from experts in the field.

Internal Revenue Service - Small Business and Self-Employment One-Stop Resource on small business/self-employment topics like Starting, Operating, or Closing a Business; Business Expenses; The Basics of Self-Employment, plus downloadable small business forms and publications

MERIC - Mo Economic Research and Information Center

Business Owners Idea Cafe - A fun approach to serious business. Small ideas, Grants and Plans to Start and Run a Business.

US Department of Labor - Employment & Training Administration

Winning Women - Contribute to the St. Louis regions economic development in which women can build successful careers, businesses and family life.

Business Week Online Small Biz - Online Small Business news, advice and resources

Missouri Business Portal - An online resource as a single point of entry for business registration, filings, licenses, and permits for doing business in the State of Missouri.

Missouri Business Development Programs - The Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center (MO SBTDC) successfully assists more than 10,000 businesses with business start-up and training workshops.

Missouri Department of Economic Development Programs for Business - The Missouri Department of Economic Development offers a listing of programs for businesses.

Missouri Enterprise Business Assistance Centers (MEBAC) - MEBAC's mission is to help small businesses enhance productivity, expand production, increase sales and improve profitability.

Missouri Linked Deposit Program - The Big Missouri Linked Deposit Program is administered through the state treasurer's office to enable financial institutions to make low-cost loans to businesses and farms to create jobs and help Missouri's economy grow.

MOSourceLink - MOSourceLink connects small business owners with a network of nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) - MO PTAC's mission to assist businesses - including small, disadvantaged and women owned firms - in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.

Missouri Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board (SBRFB) - The SBRFB provides a key interface between state regulatory agencies and affected small businesses.

MoFAST: SBIR/STTR Program - Help for entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking federal funding for technology and life sciences businesses, products, research and development.

Office of Administration - Office of Equal Opportunity - OEO's mission works to assist women and minorities in developing opportunities to contract with the state, economically empowering traditionally undeserved communities and improving the overall fiscal vitality of the State of Missouri.

SBA - Small Business Administration - The SBA links entrepreneurs with resources, services and support specifically designed for small business needs.

National Association of Women Business Owners - NAWBO is dues-based national organization representing the interest of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility.

National Women's Business Council - The Council's mission is to promote initiatives, policies and programs designed to support women's business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces, from start-up to significance.

eWomenNetwork, Inc. - eWomenNetwork, Inc. is committed to helping women and their businesses achieve, succeed and thrive in the new economy. Their goal is to help female business owners and professionals achieve their goals.

Women Impacting Public Policy, Inc. (WIPP) - A national nonpartisan public policy organization that advocates for and on behalf of women and minorities in business in the legislative process for our nation, creating economic opportunities and building bridges and alliances to other snall business organizations.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - Dedicated to advancing the success of Corporate Members, certified women's business enterprises, and government entities in partnership with its Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs).

Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network - The Missouri Women's Council recognizes that often times women in business and workforce may encounter barriers accessing quality child care. This organization coordinates the activities of the eight child care resources and referral agencies that serve all 115 counties in Missouri.

Women's Business Development Center - The largest women's business assistance center in the United States. Nationally and internationally recognized for responsive, innovative, and effective programs and advocacy efforts. Delivers business services and financial assistance to empower women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency.

Missouri Women's Business Center - A catalyst for economic development in our community by providing resources, support, and networks for women seeking to start or grow their own businesses.



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