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Business finance options for women

Question
How do I get financing for my woman-owned business? 
Answer
In the 21st century, there are many financing options available to women entrepreneurs. But you'll have to do your homework first, so you'll be prepared to answer the questions that will come from anyone who has the money you need.

Writing a business plan will help you begin the due diligence, which includes determining how much capital you need, and prospective sources of funds. It also will help when preparing financial documentation. You will also need to write a loan or investment proposal.

There are state and Federal assistance programs for women in business including training, financing and preferential contracting. Do your homework with your state and local governments, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, and other resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration. 
 
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