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Small Business Grants for Women in Arkansas

Small business grants for women in Arkansas can be tough to find. But we offer 3 every month.

Are you an Arkansas resident seeking a grant for your woman-owned business? If you’ve done research, you know there are plenty of sites that either look sketchy… or are complicated government sites that typically only help women-owned businesses in very narrow fields.

We’re much different:

Take a few minutes to start with our Amber Grants for Women. Business women from Arkansas (and all over North America) can apply for our monthly $10,000 Amber Grant.  We give out THREE of these $10,000 business grants every month.

If you’re selected, you’ll automatically be entered into receiving one of our THREE year-end $25,000 Amber Grants.  That’s a grand total of $35,000 in grant money this year that could be coming to you!

After you’ve applied for our grant, feel free to browser the resources below. There are folks in Arkansas waiting to help women business owners just like you.

WomensNet focuses on small businesses and start-ups and doesn’t prioritize one industry over another.  We’ll point you in the direction of real grants, loans, and other funding for your business.  Of course, you’ll still have to roll up your sleeves and put in the time and work to get a grant or other funding. But if you put forth the energy — the rewards could be tremendous.


Resources for businesswomen in Arkansas:

Little Rock SCORE
2120 Riverfront Drive Suite 250, Little Rock, AR 72202
Ph: (501) 324-7379 Ext 302

Northwest Arkansas SCORE
614 E. Emma Street, Room M-412, Springdale, AR 72764
Ph: 800-646-0450

Arkansas Women’s Business Center
Phone: (501) 864-8430

Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference

Small Business Development Center of Arkansas
2801 S. University, Little Rock, AR 77204
Phone: (501) 683-7700
(800) 862-2040 (toll-free)

Does WomensNet Offer Amber Grants to Women In My State?

Yes!! We've been offering business resources and grants to women in all 50 states (and Canada) since 1998. We have three different $10,000 Amber Grant winners EVERY month... Plus at the end of the year, each Amber Grant winner for that year is eligible for an additional $25,000 grant!

How Does It Work?

Submit your application. Our WomensNet judges review every application. Then we announce the three $10,000 Amber Grant winners the following month by the 23rd. At the end of the year, we award THREE more $25,000 grants -- chosen from our previous monthly grant winners for this year. That means you have the opportunity to receive $35,000 from WomensNet by filling out one two-question grant application.

How Do I Apply?

Simple. By telling us your story. There are no lengthy, complicated documents to complete. Just answer two questions about your business. But hurry—applications are due by the end of the month for all three of this month's $10,000 Amber Grant opportunities.

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Not Sure Where to Start?

You’re in luck. We’ve done hours of research and compiled a list of the 16 best small business grants available for women today—and we’d love to share it with you!

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“16 Terrific Grants for Women Business Owners.”

Six steps you should take when looking for a business grant:

1. Analyze your organization's needs. Make sure you have a solid understanding of the:
  • Problem or need you want to address
  • Audience that will benefit from your product or service
  • Kind and amount of support you need
  • Resources and commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential and prospective partners in the community
2. Research various types of foundations. Learn the operational differences between:
  • Corporate foundations
  • Civic foundations
  • Private foundations
3. Look for funding matches. Identify funders who:
  • Are able and likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Share a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile a list of prospects. Group them in two ways:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Review and refine your list. Eliminate prospects that DON’T FUND:
  • In your state
  • Your type of organization
  • Your subject
  • The type of support you need
  • Your size project
6. Select the most appropriate funding prospects. Research them in detail:
  • Contact them directly to request annual reports and other publications
  • Search print and online media to identify projects that received grants in the past
  • Ask former grant recipients for advice and why they felt they were successful over other applicants
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What people are saying about WomensNet


“You have to be in it to win it...seize the opportunity and apply.”

Nerd Wallet

“Every month, WomensNet awards three $10,000 Amber Grants to women-owned businesses. At the end of each year, monthly grant winners are eligible to receive one of three $25,000 annual grants.”


“Launched 20 years ago this grant honors the memory of a young woman who wanted to be an entrepreneur but died at age 19 before she could achieve her goal.”


“The Amber Grant offers three $10,000 grants to women-owned businesses each month. Then, at the end of each year, WomensNet gives an additional $25,000 to three grant winners from that year.”

Essence Magazine

“This organization offers monthly grants of up to $10,000 to support female entrepreneurs starting businesses. Those who qualify for these grants are also in the running for a yearly $25,000 grant.”