Guides for Women in Business

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Today’s female business owners are at an advantage due to the many women who support one another. We have collected all the necessary guides for female entrepreneurs to walk you through starting your own business, securing funding, and making sound decisions. Whether you want to file a DBA (Doing Business As) or start a sole proprietorshipLLCnonprofitpartnership, or corporation (S-Corp or C-Corp), we've got you covered.

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How Do You Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business?

We've narrowed down the process of women-owned business certification.

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Business Formation Guides

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A Simple Guide to Starting an LLC

This simple guide will provide you with all the information you’ll need to form an LLC (limited liability company).

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How to Choose the Right Business Structure

Before starting a business, you’ll want to understand the different business structures available, the existing tax classifications, and more.

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6 Free Digital Courses for Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs

We’ve compiled a list of free online courses, specifically designed for women entrepreneurs.

Business Planning Guides

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How to Write a Business Plan

A business plan can help you stay organized, achieve your company goals, and align yourself with business success.

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Everything You Should Know Before Starting Your Own Business

We’ve provided a list of helpful tips to prepare you for success before you start your own business.

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How to Utilize Government Resources for Business Planning

There are a number of resources dedicated to helping you through the early stages of your business idea.

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Best Colleges to Help You With Business Planning

The following colleges offer fantastic programs that can help guide students through the different stages of business planning.

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How to Find the Right Mentor to Help You Plan Your Business

There are countless benefits to finding the right business mentor — and trust us, it’s not as tricky as it sounds.

Financial Guides

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A Guide to Business Loans for Women Entrepreneurs

The financial support offered by business loans for women can be invaluable in helping female entrepreneurs get their ventures off the ground or soaring higher in the air.

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Quick Business Accounting Guide

This quick accounting guide will help you stay organized while reducing liability and making smarter financial decisions for your business.

Certification Guides

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Is a Woman-Owned Business Certification Right for You?

We’ve broken down the pros and cons of woman-owned business certification.

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How to Best Prepare for Women-Owned Business Certification

There are a wealth of resources you can consult for help before, during, and after the application process.

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How to Make the Most of Your Women-Owned Business Certification

Once your business is certified, you have to work hard to make the most of the new opportunities.

Personal Development Guides

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How to Build Confidence as a Female Entrepreneur

The success of women in the workplace is stifled for many reasons.

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We Need More Women in Leadership: How to Close the Gender Gap

Gender stereotypes and implicit biases play large roles in the gender leadership gap.

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Pathway to the C-Suite — A Business Guide for Women

We have some tips on how women can beat the odds and scale the corporate ladder a little quicker.

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How to Earn Respect as a Woman CEO

Explore the best ways in which your leadership can be the example that earns you the utmost accolades as an entrepreneur.