This week: Business competition for women-owned businesses; New data source for businesses; entrepreneurship growing in U.S.
InnovateHER Business Challenge 2016
The SBA piloted the first InnovateHER Business Challenge in 2015. Back for a second year in 2016, the Challenge is a national prize competition designed to discover products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families. Business competitions are held locally and lead to a through local business competitions and lead to a live pitch Final Round in which up to 10 finalists compete for cash prizes totaling $70,000 provided by Microsoft. Get details . . .
Census Bureau Launches Web App to Help Businesses Access Data for Growth
An app available through the Census Bureau called The Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition gives small allows business owners access to key demographic and economic data that can help them with research as the open a new business or expand their existing business. Read more . . .
Entrepreneurship in U.S. Hits New Highs
Babson and Baruch Colleges researchers report that there are 24 million American entrepreneurs, which ranks among the highest level in the developed world. This is the highest rate ever recorded in the United States. Read more