There are national small business grants especially for women that can help when first starting a new business. This also goes for grants that are for existing small businesses and may help small business owners improve or expand their operations. Women are, of course, welcome to apply for any grant program they meet the eligibility conditions for. However, the grants geared towards women may be beneficial because there is less competition for them than for the grants open to the entire population.
You can also take advantage of the Small Business Startup Assessment Tool below and see the tools and resources you need to succeed at launching your business. It takes just a minute and will also tell you if there may be any funding programs available.