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Welcome to NAWBO Delaware!

NAWBO DelawareThe NAWBO Delaware Chapter formed to meet the growing needs of women business owners in Delaware. The chapter is an affiliate of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and our mission is to enable women business owners to grow by coming together to share mutual experiences, exchange information and develop business skills. As an affiliate of NAWBO's Washington, D.C. National Headquarters and one of 80 chapters nationwide, the Delaware Chapter offers the resources and networking opportunities both locally and nationally for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.
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First Friday Testimonials

"This was the best 1st Friday event that I have ever attended! Thanks to everyone for being there and once again we have proven that when women work together, we are an unstoppable force." Debbie Ferguson, "A Round To It" 

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Upcoming Events

Synergy Plus Networking Event:
May 8th, 2014
Taking Care of Business Means Taking Care of Yourself

It’s Summer: Time for Personal Care & Resilience
June 5th, 2014
Thursday Evening Panel discussion with Lynn Shapira, Beth Keil, and Dr. Arianna (more...)

First Friday - LinkedIn For Business Development (Social Media Strategies to Engage Customers)
July 11th, 2014
Join NAWBO Delaware and Brynne Tillman, CEO of Social Sales Link as we discuss: (more...)

First Friday: Certifications for Women Owned Businesses
August 1st, 2014
Join NAWBO Delaware and Michelle Morin, State of Delaware Office of Supplier (more...)

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Women Owned Businesses Statistics

Women Owned Business in the United States

  • 10.1 million firms are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than 13 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008. 
  • Three quarters of all women-owned businesses are majority owned by women (51% or more), for a total of 7.2 million firms, employing 7.3 million people, and generating $1.1 trillion in sales. 
  • Women-owned firms (50% or more) account for 40% of all privately held firms.

Businesses Owned by Women of Color

Public Policy

The NAWBO Delaware Public Policy committee is working on these current issues facing our members:

  • State procurement supplier diversity initiatives per Executive Order #14;
  • The recently passed federal Small Business Act which authorizes contracting officers to specifically limit, or set aside, certain requirements for compensation solely amongst women-owned small businesses or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses;
  • Impact of Healthcare Reform legislation on small business, specifically the onerous and burdensome 1099 tax reporting requirement starting 2012; and
  • Access to capital ... Especially at a time when lending is needed to boost the economy.

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