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VA OSDBU Vets First Verification

The Vets First Verification Program affords verified firms owned and controlled by Veterans and Service-disabled Veterans the opportunity to compete for VA set asides. In order to qualify for participation in the Veterans First Contracting Program, eligible SDVOSBs/VOSBs must first be verified. Verification is FREE to all Veterans and is a resource

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VA Center for Women Veterans

Opportunities and Resources for Women Veterans: provides information about select resources for women Veterans. Thousands of national, state, and local resources are available for Veterans, wounded warriors, service members, survivors, their families, and caregivers; search for those best for you on the National Resource Directory. Some of these benefits may be utilized while on active duty.

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Women's Business Ownership & Certification (SBA)

The SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women.

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Office of Veterans Business Development Resources (SBA)

Useful resources from the Office of Veterans Business Development

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Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) offer services to Veterans free of charge. Veterans are encouraged to contact a counselor in the state where their business is licensed or permitted to operate.

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ACE Women’s Business Center

The mission for the ACE Women’s Business Center is to empower women, minorities, and low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs through financial education and training.

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Association of Women's Business Centers (AWBC)

Works to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a national network of more than 100 Women’s Business Centers (WBC) that help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities.

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Awesome Women Entrepreneurs

Awesome Women (AWE), the professional networking group founded in Arlington in 2014 that had six chapters throughout the DC area, has become a program of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. The Arlington Chamber will offer women-only networking events beginning in the fall, and will call the new program the Arlington Chamber Chapter of AWE.

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CATALYST

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women. Proven solutions to remove barriers and drive change. Partners with 800+ Supporter organizations to help them make positive change in their organizations.

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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership educates and empowers women to create social and economic impact through industry and innovation as we research and enlighten the global community about the importance of female leadership for prosperity and human progress.

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Female Founders Association

A network dedicated to fostering the development of female entrepreneurs. The Female Founders Association seeks to build an active and supportive community of women entrepreneurs and startup founders.

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Lean In Network

The Lean In Network is one of the largest networks for helping women find their niche and build their strengths in a variety of disciplines. To join, find your “circle” at the national and local level and immediately connect to hundreds of businesswomen, female politicians, women in tech, and more in this diverse organization.

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National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

First advocacy organization for all women business owners. The NAWBO Institute, women can access a virtual online learning platform to develop key skills and learn strategies to help take their business to next level.

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National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)

NWBOC is the first national certifier of WBEs and provides national certification for women and Veteran-owned companies.

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The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC)

The NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory committee created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

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Pathway Women’s Business Center

Provides a a wide-range of services, which include in-depth business counseling, classroom training, and peer-to-peer learning to help women entrepreneurs start, expand, and successfully manage their businesses.

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SCORE

The nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors and is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals.

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TED for Women

TED, a small non-profit that provides global conferences focused on "ideas worth spreading," has a collection of videos tagged for women that include a variety of topics that support women in small business.

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