Women’s Business Center (WBC)

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) is the host organization for a Women’s Business Center (WBC) which is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and supported by the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO).

What does WEV’s WBC do?

Through its partnership with the SBA, WEV’s WBC provides low-cost business training, coaching, and targeted funding to its clients, many of whom are economically or socially disadvantaged.

What is a Women’s Business Center (WBC)?

WEV’s WBC is one of over 140 WBCs in the United States, and is a member organization of the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC). WBCs level the playing field for women entrepreneurs who still face unique obstacles in the business world. Small businesses receiving support from WBCs see a significantly better success rate than those without similar support.

Women-Owned Small Business Certification

The SBA oversees the certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) to facilitate the awarding of at least 5% of federal contracts to women-owned businesses in certain industries.

Women business owners are encouraged to register on the official, free online registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government: System for Award Management (SAM).

Additional Information

WEV is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a grant from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

For more information, please contact WEV Associate Director, Business Training/WBC Director Ashley Goldstein at wevwbc@wevonline.org or (805) 869-1945.

To find support from other SBA Resource Partners in your area visit SBA.gov.



U.S. Small Business Administration  California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development  Association of Women's Business Centers