Small Business Bill Aims to Boost Women Entrepreneurship

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Small Business Bill Aims to Boost Women Entrepreneurship

National Association for the Self-Employed Applauds Bill for Attention to Women and the Small Business Community

– With the introduction of the Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014 by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and John Walsh (D-MT), Katie Vlietstra, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for self-employed and micro-businesses, today offered the following comments applauding the measure:

“On behalf of America’s small business community and our members, we applaud Senator Cantwell and her colleagues for their dedication and attention to addressing a growing issue within our industry.  Women are a sizable and leading group in not only the American workforce, but also a powerful demographic among small business owners.

“It is unfortunate that women face multiple roadblocks when it comes to succeeding in the small business community. From access to capital to securing contracts to simply getting business advice, women continue to encounter too many obstacles at every turn. This bill is a good first step forward in tearing down these barriers. We look forward to working the Senators to ensure women have the resources and tools necessary to start, grow and save for their businesses.”


The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's website at

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