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Innovation Research Funding Could Fuel Your Cool Product Idea

Do you need investment funding? Do you have a million-dollar idea? Whether your small business is brand new or long established, federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants can provide you with non-dilutive funds to drive growth through product development. These grants are designed to give entrepreneurs with great ideas a leg up by helping you: Make your innovative product ideas come to life Develop product prototypes for testing (Phase [...]

2024-05-21T14:40:22-07:00May 21, 2024|

President’s Message | May 2024

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends, As we celebrate World Trade Month, let's recognize the significant opportunities it presents for members of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). This month is not only a testament to the power of international trade in expanding horizons and economies but also a platform for NAWBO members to explore new markets and diversify their business operations globally. Engaging in international trade [...]

2024-05-21T12:00:51-07:00May 17, 2024|

Practical Legal Considerations for Small Businesses

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high-value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to businesses. Perkins Coie was also the event sponsor and hosted appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages for attendees. On Thursday, April 25th, 2024, a panel of (see below) conducted a lively discussion about legal matters that impact small businesses and fielded questions from the audience. Moderator Thea Percival, [...]

2024-05-01T15:14:01-07:00May 1, 2024|

President’s Message | April 2024

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,From climate activism to corporate leadership, women are driving change for people and the planet. Wishing a Happy Earth Day to all incredible women entrepreneurs in our community and beyond who are making a tangible difference in our community and beyond. Your dedication, innovation, and passion are truly inspiring, and we're honored by your remarkable achievements. Whether you're advocating for environmental sustainability, promoting social [...]

2024-04-19T16:31:15-07:00Apr 17, 2024|

New book by industry expert Wendy Roberts provides a reliable roadmap for business growth and success

Discover Your Path to Profit Optimization with “The Only Business Compass You Will Ever Need”Navigating the business world can often feel like trekking through an impenetrable jungle, where uncertainty and chaos reign supreme. Enter "The Only Business Compass You Will Ever Need," a strategic guide designed to help business leaders optimize their profits and build valuable companies for successful exit strategies. Authored by Wendy Roberts, the book is based on [...]

2024-04-04T13:21:05-07:00Apr 3, 2024|

President’s Message | March 2024

  Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends, Roses beam red, violets gleam blue, Spring is welcomed, just for you. To commemorate Women’s History Month, our event, “Fuel Your Business Growth: Navigating Capital and Funding Strategies,” reached full capacity this week. Featuring enlightening presentations from CDFI’s like Accion Opportunity Fund and Working Solutions, as well as VC ESO Ventures, and supported by sponsors BofA and Silicon Valley SBD. The [...]

2024-04-03T17:07:37-07:00Mar 24, 2024|

President’s Message | February 2024

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends, February emerges as a unique tapestry woven with the threads of human connections, cultural legacies, and pivotal historical milestones. It's a period where the essence of friendships and love envelops us, inviting us to cherish and express our deepest affections and gratitude. The heart of this month beats with the celebration of Valentine's Day, a poignant reminder to honor the love that surrounds [...]

2024-02-22T19:08:25-08:00Feb 22, 2024|

NAWBO SV Member Judges at DECA CDC 2024

Robin Fisher, Lisa Schader, and Jackie Wu served as judges at the Silicon Valley DECA CDC held at the Santa Clara Marriott on January 6, 2024. Jackie Wu also served as a judge at the DECA School-based Enterprise Chapter Certification projects in Walnut Creek that ran from January 16th through the 26th, 2024.Silicon Valley DECA is a NAWBO SV affiliate and a state level organization for high school students whose [...]

2024-01-31T14:23:05-08:00Jan 12, 2024|

President’s Message | January 2024

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,As we step into another dynamic year, I am filled with immense pride and optimism for what we, as a vibrant community of women entrepreneurs, can achieve together. The past year has been a testament to our resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to supporting each other's growth and success.Our journey is not just about business growth but about elevating the role of women in [...]

2024-01-12T19:30:16-08:00Jan 12, 2024|

President’s Message | December 2023

Dear NAWBO Silicon Valley Members & Friends,As we gather our thoughts for this newsletter, it is impossible not to feel a deep sense of gratitude for each of you. You're not just readers; you're the heart and soul of the NAWBO Silicon Valley community.Whether you're a new member, a long-standing one, or someone who's been part of our events and discussions, you bring invaluable energy and insights to our community.A [...]

2024-01-12T19:10:08-08:00Dec 6, 2023|