NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 9 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand as well as a local platform for their business and their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established organization. Complete your APPLICATION on nawbo.org today! Membership starts on the first day of any given month and includes a 30 - day grace period.
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Businesses owned by NAWBO® members are larger than the average women-owned businesses in terms of number of employees. Sixty-eight percent have employees; of which 17 percent have 10 or more employees.
Twenty-five percent of NAWBO® members make more than $1 million in annual sales; and 34 percent make more than $500K.
Years In Business
NAWBO® members have owned their business for an average of 10 years. Seventy five percent of NAWBO® members are over the age of 45; and 25 percent are in the 35-44 age group.
Access to Capital
As with the general women-owned firms, many NAWBO® members access capital through credit cards and personal family savings. Fifty-eight percent use credit cards and 37 percent utilize private and family savings to fund their business.
Thirty-five percent, the highest number, of NAWBO® members belong in the Professional, scientific and technical services sector.
Generally, NAWBO® members are very well educated with 39 percent with post-graduate degrees.