NAWBO has and will continue to advocate for increased federal contracting opportunities for women business owners. Use the resource links below to find out more about government contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses.

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Starting a new business is an exciting time. It can also be daunting. The questions you face can seem endless: Where will my business be located? What licenses or permits are required? How do I get financing?

Well, the State of Illinois is here to help. We’ve created a clearinghouse of information on starting a small business, a one-stop shop for all things startup.  Your road to business ownership begins here.

Run a Business 

General Business Operations & Considerations

Start a Business

Business Development, Expansion, & Assistance

NAWBO Chicago Video Resources

2015 Achievement Luncheon: 
Nia Khan on YEA!
Member of the Year, Connie Lavin
Woman Business Owner of the Year, Elizabeth Colon
Visionary Award, Terry Steinbach