Business Resources

Introducing ASCENT Online Learning

Ascent is a  free online learning platform by the SBA for women interested in starting or growing their small businesses. Women own or co-own 45% of all businesses in the United States. These businesses represent all types of industries and are owned by all types of women. The majority are small, with great potential for growth in both revenues and job creation. The Ascent learning platform is packed with in-depth information to help women grow their business.

WOSB Federal Contracting Program

Helps provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain federal contracts to Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs) that participate in SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB Federal Contracting Program). The WOSB Federal Contracting Program permits certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs in eligible industries to compete for contracts that are set aside for them. It also allows contracting officers to make sole-source awards to WOSBs (including EDWOSBs) under specific circumstances. Visit for a comprehensive overview of the program. Learn more: 

 Woman Owned Business with WBEC Florida 

As a certified Woman Owned, business you get access to a current list of supplier diversity and procurement executives at hundreds of major U.S. corporates and federal, state, and local government entities that accept WBENC Certification. WBENC is also an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Visit:

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