Women-Owned Small Businesses 

Programs for Women - Owned Businesses

  • Women-Owned Small Business Certification: Certification for Women-Owned Businesses allow eligibility to federal contracting programs.

  • Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB): Federal Program allowing Women-Owned Small Businesses to acquire federal contracting, focused on specific industries that are underrepresented. Check for Eligibility and Industry Eligibility

  • 8(a) Business Development Program: Federal program done to provide contracting and assistance for Small Disadvantaged Businesses and gives access to business development through training, consulting, marketing, and technical assistance. 

    • To watch our recorded webinar on this program click here.

  • SBA Mentor-Protege Program (MPP):  The SBA program that allows small businesses to partner (protege) with an experienced business (mentor) to guide proteges through business development. Check for eligibility

    • To watch our recorded webinar on this program click here.

  • HUBZones Program: Federal program to aid small businesses located in historically underutilized business zones. If eligible, small businesses are able to set-aside contracts made specifically for HUBZone business, as well as a 10% price evaluation preference to contract competitions. 

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Other Resources 

  • Women's Business Center of Kansas City: Centers offering guidance through services, events, and mentorship through the business development and growth of Women-Owned Small Businesses. 

  • SBDC Women's Business Panel Discussion recorded webinar. click here.

  • Local Assistance:  Talk with your city/county to find more programs or funding in your local area

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.