affluent female consumerThe Money Chase - Advice and Tips For Financing Your Women Owned Business

Articles, tips and advice on financing your women owned business idea - the money chase! Where to Look for Startup Financing including information about free government grants and how to acquire growth capital.

This is not your mother's woman-owned business. The number and size of women-owned firms have increased significantly in recent years, and today's women-owned firms generate $2.3 trillion in revenues and are just as financially strong and creditworthy as the average U.S. firm, according to the Center for Women's Business Research.

Yet, many women still have trouble financing their businesses. According to a 2002 survey conducted by the National Women's Business Council, more than half of women business owners found it difficult to secure capital to start their businesses.

Clearly, there are avenues around the financing obstacles. Whether you're starting a small, home-based, service business, or a high-growth corporate business, there are plenty of financing options available. The trick, our experts say, is doing your homework and knowing where to look.