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About Organic Cotton
Did you know that a single cotton tee-shirt uses about a third of a pound of pesticides and
fertilizers? Conventionally grown cotton accounts for 25% of the insecticides and 10% of the
pesticides used in the world. Want to learn more about farming with a combination of savvy
and sweat? Check it out!
Center for Women's Business Research
The site is run by a non-profit originally called the National Foundation for Women Business
Owners, and is helpful if you need data on women in business. For example, here is an
interesting fact: 10.1 million firms are owned by women (50% or more), employing more than
13 million people, and generating $1.9 trillion in sales as of 2008.
Informative articles and advice for all stages of starting a business. You can also ask
questions for other users to answer.
Features daily resources for entrepreneurs online, Inc also publishes a magazine. Check out the blogs.
National Women's Business Council
The council is a bi-partisan federal advisory council designed to provide independent
resources for advice and policy recommendations to current administration on behalf of
women in business. This is a good source for key fact sheets on women and minorities in
business which emphasizes the importance of mentoring. This has a very thorough inclusive links page.
Sustainable Cotton Project
This site focuses on the collaboration of organic cotton farmers, manufacturers, activists
and retailers. Check out the fiber footprint calculator!
U.S. Small Business Administration
This site features tools for planning, managing, expanding and supporting small businesses.
Offers free on-line training on many applicable subjects.
Published by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration, here you'll
find free online business courses and networking resources.
This organization was started in 1999, and it's a good source for every step of starting a
business. Join the network and share advice with other women.
Women's Small Business Alliance
This site aims to helps women start and run their own small businesses by providing
training, coaching, consulting, support, and mentoring.
Women's Small Business Program
The mission of Mercy Connections, Inc., a non-profit since 1989, is to help women become
independent by teaching them entrepreneurial skills. WSBP offers business classes and
counseling to women in Burlington, VT in partnership with Trinity College and the city of
Burlington's Community and Economic Development Office. Since 1987 there has been a 94.3%
increase in the number of women-owned businesses in Vermont!