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ChallengeHER Gives Women-Owned Small Businesses an Extra Boost in 2013

ChallengeHER Gives Women-Owned Small Businesses an Extra Boost in 2013

Less than halfway through the year, 2013 has already brought promising opportunities for women small business owners. In January, a new provision removed the $4 million and $6.5 million caps on federal contract awards in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting program, giving women small business owners a greater chance to get their fair share of government contracts.

While the removal of the caps was a giant step forward, it also emphasized the need for women small business owners to be proactive in seeking contracting opportunities and seizing all resources available to them.

That’s why I’m happy to share that last week, the Small Business Administration, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and American Express OPEN announced the launch of ChallengeHER -- an exciting national initiative aimed at boosting government contracting opportunities for women small business owners.

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