Women and Minorities

Resources for Women Entrepreneurs – Information for women- owned businesses that includes resources for business education and training, financing, government procurement and certification and a listing of women business websites.

  • Resources for Women Entrepreneurs – Information for women- owned businesses that includes resources for business education and training, financing, government procurement and certification and a listing of women business websites. To find out more, open: the Resources for Women Entrepreneurs - PDF Document
  • Resources for Minority Entrepreneurs – Statewide resources that provide assistance to minority-owned businesses
    http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/MT/MT-FAX-0926.html
  • Minority Business Development Loans - Low interest loans to assist in the development of minority-owned companies.
    http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/MT/MT-FAX-0807.html
  • Minority Business Enterprise Program - Increases the opportunity for Wisconsin certified minority owned companies to sell their products or services to the State of Wisconsin and its agencies
    http://www.doa.state.wi.us/pagesubtext_detail.asp?linksubcatid=36&linkcatid=46&linkid=
  • Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)Certification Program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, certifies women-owned businesses to help facilitate contracting capabilities with public and private-sector entities. However WBE certification is not a guarantee of contracts, nor does it provide preference in state contracting. To be certified, a business must be organized for profit, have Wisconsin operations, and meet the state definition of woman-owned business.  There is a $150 certification fee.  For more information, visit: http://commerce.wi.gov/BD/BD-WomensResourceIndex.html