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Loans and Grants for Women Business Owners
You are a woman business owner and there are many things for you to focus on — especially how to find money for your business so it can grow and thrive. There are funding sources out there specifically target women entrepreneurs. Learn about these options to see where to go for loans, scholarships, and other sources of funding.
WomanOwned Grant Database and Membership
(http://www.womanowned.com/features/grants-and-funding.aspx ) Members can access thousands of business grants and state programs for business growth and development. Search by state and keyword and view all the details required for successful application.
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