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A Guide to Selected Government Information Available at WIU's Government Publications Library
Web version of this guide includes links to web resources.
Federal Government Information
Review of Women's Business Center Programs
Women's business center programs are reviewed in this hearing. It explains how the programs are being administered so that people can get a better understanding of the resources and services that are available by the programs. Also they explore some of the issues facing executive directors. 1999.
Highlights of Women's Earnings in 1999
This booklet reviews women's earnings where the data is shown in tables and graphs to show the earnings of women by sex, age, race or area of study. 1999.
This web document gives the patterns in the number, gross receipts, and net income based on data provided by the Statistics of Income Division, Internal Revenue Service. 2003.
1992 Economic Census: Women-Owned Businesses
Provides basic economic data on women-owned business. Surveys are based on the entire firm and covers a number of firms, gross receipts, employees and payroll. Graphs and tables display the summary of the findings. 1992.
This online site provides you with press releases, research, its council members and contacts. There is a news release that is now available that talks about the compendium of National Statistics on U.S. Women-Owned Business. 2002.
Women and the SBA
This pamphlet talks about the SBA, women entrepreneurs, and the Office of Women's Business Ownership. Also it provides you with the steps a woman can take to start her own business. 1992.
SBA 1.2:W 84/992
A Status Report to Congress: Statistical Information on Women in Business
Addresses the future data collection on women-owned businesses. Provides usable data on women-owned, veteran and minority-owned firms. 1991.
SBA 1.2: W 84/8
Women in Business...
A report on statistical information that talks about women-owned business prepared by the United States SBA Office of Advocacy. It examines the current role of small business in the economy, the growth of women-owned businesses, home-based businesses and procurement. 1998.
SBA 1.2: W 83/10 microfiche
Small Business Assistance for Women
This is a guide that will help women start or expand their business. Also provides details about the different loan programs and how the government offers those programs to women-owned businesses. 2000.
SBA 1.2: W 84/20/2000
This online site is the center for all of the women-owned businesses. It provides information on the current news, business basics, networking, local services, major partners and what the business center does to help new upcoming businesses. 2002.
Women Business Enterprises
This hearing discusses whether the federal programs of small women-owned businesses are succeeding or failing. They also "examine the ability of women to obtain capital, to develop a good idea into viable small business." 1998.
How Union-Only Labor Agreements are Harming Women and Minority-Owned Business
This hearing debates how and why labor agreements, or PLA's, take away from the economic growth of women- and minority-owned businesses. 1998.
Women's Business Enterprises
Spotlights women-owned enterprises and expresses some of the views that women have concerning those enterprises. Secondly, it discusses whether the government is a foe or friend to all women-owned enterprises. 1999.
Women own 40 percent of all business and this hearing discusses the successes as well as the obstacles and challenges facing them. 2004.
Y 4.SM 1:108-64
Good For Business: Making Full use of the Nation's Human Capital
The Federal Glass Ceiling Commission talks about what laws were passed to create equal rights for women in the business world. The commission explains in detail the tasks and information that they have found in their recent studies. Includes charts. 1995.
Y3.2:G 46/B 96
"This website is organized to target the five specific stages that a woman business owner should go through as she begins to explore whether the federal government is the right customer for her." 2002.
Illinois Government Information
A comprehensive online resource for women doing business in Chicago, with the latest statistics on the number of female-owned firms, links to top networking organizations and downloadable applications to become certified as a woman-owned business. 2006.
Women, Work and Family: Recent Economic Trends
Recent economic trends in the labor force behavior of men and women. It also talks about women's decisions about their involvement in the labor market. 1998.
Northern Illinois Law Review. Vol. 19 No. 1 Fall 1998 p. 57-88
Commentary: Feminism and Business Law
Commentator Mary Joe Frug presents her topics debating the issues of feminism and how it relates to business law. Frug also reviews the perceptions of her colleagues and the general public about women in the business world. 1994.
American Business Law Journal. Vol. 31 No. 4 Feb. 1994 p.699-715
Women of Color and Public Policy: A Case Study of the Women's Business Ownership Act
This essay explains the views of one woman, June K. Inuzuka, based on her work as an attorney and a women of color in Washington, D.C. Also she tells about the Women's Business Ownership Act: what it is and how it affected her life. 1991.
Stanford Law Review Vol. 43 No. 6 July 1991 p.1215-1239
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