WomenVenture is SBA’s 2022 Minnesota Women’s Business Center of the Year

Release Date: Friday, April 15, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Small Business Administration has named WomenVenture the 2022 Minnesota Women’s Business Center of the Year. In recognition of National Small Business Week, SBA’s Minnesota District will recognize its 2022 state winners at local events in the weeks ahead.

WomenVenture was chosen for its excellence and innovation in training, counseling culturally and economically diverse women entrepreneurs, and serving as a community champion for women-owned small businesses.

“WomenVenture’s support of entrepreneurs through the SBA’s Women’s Business Center Program is just one small part of the overall picture of how they help women create good businesses and good jobs,” said SBA Minnesota District Director Brian McDonald. “We are thrilled to be able to support their efforts and to honor them with this award.”

WomenVenture WBC equips women with the skills and resources to create and grow profitable and sustainable businesses through business training programs, access to small business loans, business mentorship, networking opportunities, and one-on-one business advice to entrepreneurs from startups to multi-million dollar businesses.

In addition to being recognized for excellence in Minnesota, WomenVenture was also chosen as the 2022 SBA Great Lakes Region’s Women’s Business Center of the Year. 

Celebrating NSBW, the SBA will co-host a free, four-day virtual summit from May 2 through May 5, 2022, along with SCORE, to honor the nation’s 32.5 million small businesses for their perseverance. This year’s summit will feature access to critical federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s entrepreneurs pivot and grow in the face of any challenge, seize new opportunities, and make sure the dream of starting a small business is in reach for every American.  

For registration and additional information on National Small Business Week, visit sba.gov/NSBW.

In addition, National Small Business Week recognitions and educational sessions will occur throughout each of the SBA’s 10 regions and 68 district offices.  Here in Minnesota, the SBA will be honoring 11 Small Business Week winners and hosting multiple events. For future news with those details, sign up for our newsletter at www.sba.gov/updates and choose the Minnesota Newsletter.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/mn.