2009 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners

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dc.contributor.author King, Dana
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-05T20:08:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-05T20:08:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/32940
dc.description This report was prepared for the National Women's Business Council (NWBC). en_US
dc.description.abstract On April 29, 2009, a town hall meeting of women business owners was held in Atlanta at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Student Center. Hosted and facilitated by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), this meeting was the seventh in a series of meetings that began in March 2007. NWBC designed these conversations to generate grassroots‐level recommendations from women business owners for the ultimate consideration of the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This report intertwines the findings of the discussions the NWBC facilitated from March 2007 through April 2009. There is a particular emphasis on the most recent meeting held in Atlanta, to reflect that meeting’s intent to determine how women business owners’ needs may have changed amid the current national economic downturn. This report divides the priority policy‐related needs and opportunities identified by women business owners into five key areas: Access to Capital, Affordable Health Care, Education and Workforce Development, Procurement, and Taxes. The report concludes with a section focused on needs specific to microenterprises (defined as businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owner). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute en_US
dc.subject women-owned businesses en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject small business en_US
dc.subject economic development en_US
dc.subject public policy en_US
dc.title 2009 Policy Priorities of Women Business Owners en_US
dc.type Paper en_US

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