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As 2015 kicks off the WIPP team is hitting the ground running to further enhance the value of WIPP.  We are hard at work at revamping WIPP’s Women Accessing Capital program with new curriculum and also adding more content to our top notch training on procurement.  Keep an eye out for a new and improved WIPP blog next month.  And, expect WIPP to provide you with even more news and insider information on top policy priorities and Capitol Hill activity.  It is shaping up to be an exciting year ahead!



Partner with WIPP on Programming This Year 

This year let WIPP be your partner in providing high quality programming for your stakeholders.   If you have an eye towards the federal marketplace, want to help your constituents learn more about accessing capital or doing business abroad, or would like to keep them up-to-date with policy and regulations that impact women business owners, than WIPP is definitely your go-to resource. 

As a coalition partner, WIPP is happy to work with you to co-brand, customize and deliver educational programming that provides the tools and resources needed for your stakeholders to succeed.  We encourage you to visit the website and take a look at our Business Knowledge Center which highlights our various business education programming.  Additionally, if there is a policy area of interest to your members that WIPP actively advocates on, our government affairs team can provide you with website or newsletter content, brief your organization leaders, or host a webinar to educate your network about the issue.

Start the year off right by working with a partner that will help you achieve your 2015 goals.  With WIPP in your corner, it is shaping up to be a year filled with opportunities. 

Please contact AnnaKate Moeller, WIPP’s Communications & Educational Programs Manager at with questions or to discuss partnering opportunities.




24 Organizations Ask SBA to Expedite Sole Source for Women


WIPP, along with 23 organizations representing the women’s business and small business communities, submitted a letter to the SBA asking them to expedite sole source authority. With sole source regulations already in place for other small business contracting programs, the addition to the WOSB Procurement Program can and should be done immediately. The additional WOSB certification changes, also contained in the new law, should follow the full regulatory process.  View the full letter here.

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Recommended Social Media Messaging to Post on Your Social Media Platforms

Facebook: WIPP, along with 23 business organizations come together to urge the SBA to act quickly on Sole Source Authority for the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Procurement Program:


Twitter: WIPP & 23 Business Orgs urge @SBAgov to act now on sole source authority for the WOSB program. #WomeninBiz


California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity


CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity) is California’s statewide microbusiness network made up of over 170 organizations, agencies, and individuals dedicated to furthering microbusiness development in California. We expand resources and build capacity for our member organizations that provide entrepreneurs with small and micro-business financing such as loans and credit, business assistance and business management training. 

Annually, CAMEO members serve about 20,000 very small businesses with training, business and credit assistance and loans. These firms – largely start-ups with less than five employees – support or create 35,000 new jobs in California.  And generate a total of $1 billion in economic activity.

“CAMEO’s founders were determined to create and enrich business development programs serving low-income women entrepreneurs,” says Claudia Viek, CAMEO CEO.  “Today, we’re thrilled to partner with WIPP to continue the work for all women entrepreneurs.”

Visit to learn more about CAMEO.

Recommended Tweet to Share on Twitter

Partnership w/ #WIPP & @CAMEOmiro work with wmn #entrepreneurs to enrich #businessdevelopment programs. 

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myContracting Magazine January Edition Released


WIPP is proud to release the January 2015 issue of myContracting Magazine!

myContracting Magazine is a federal contracting resource for women entrepreneurs, new and experienced, that offers insights on government contracting.  myContracting Magazine delivers online interactive content providing you with resources, exposure, expert advice and direct business marketing to the government including best-practice “Top Tips” and guidance from industry leaders as well as various Office Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBUs).

 Recommended Social Media Messaging to Post on Your Social Media Platforms


Fresh off the press! January 2015's myContracting Magazine has been released. Check it out this federal contracting resource for women entrepreneurs here:


#WIPP is bringing you the latest issue of myContracting Magazine. View this #federalcontracting resource here:


 Women Accessing Capital: Business Strategic Planning in 2015

February 17 at 12pm ET/9am PT
Register here



Have you planned your 2015 year? NEW FREE webinar w/ Michelle Dolberry: #Business 

#Strategic Planning for 2015-Feb 17

Get your 2015 #Business #Strategic Plan in order - join us feb 17 #WIPP


Join WIPP and Michelle Doldberry on February 17 for Business Strategic Planning in 2015. Learn more about budgeting, events and conferences, and staff management and policies. Register today:


Give Me 5: Transitioning out of 8a - Introduction

February 12 at 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT
Register here



Transition out of 8a & learn how 2 #position & prepare 4 continued success through #governmentcontracting #WIPP

Get a #foundation in this intro webinar on how to transition out of 8a #contracting #WIPP


Are you a small business ready to transition out of the 8a program, but need a better understanding on how position your business early for federal contracting after leaving the program? Register today this exciting GiveMe5 webinar with Barbara English on February 12:


WATT: How to Use Video Created on Your Mobile Device to Boost Sales & Build Credibility 

February 12th at 11:00am ET/ 2:00pm PT
Register here


Use #mobilevideos 2 #boost #sales & build #credibility feb12 #kimfoley #WIPP #technology

Learn the #capabilities of ur #mobiledevice Make #videos 2 #boost #biz feb 12 #wipp


FREE COURSE: Join #WIPP and Brand in Focus' Kim Foley on February 12 and learn how to create #videos on your mobile device to build your businesses #credibility Register TODAY:



  • NWBOC announces establishment of 2 new business certifications for veteran-owned business:  NWBOC announces the addition of two new business certifications specifically for businesses owned by United States military service veterans. The Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE) and Veteran Woman Business Enterprise (VWBE) certifications launched in November, 2014. Learn more:
  • Enterprising Women releases latest digital edition:   Take a look at Enterprising Women’s latest digital edition which is their annual global issue, with a guide to exporting, accessing capital for growth, using technology to propel global expansion, and much more!  Get access here:
  • The National Women’s Business Council releases 2014 Annual Report: In NWBC’s 2014 Annual Report - “Building Bridges: Leveraging Research and Relationships to Impact the Business Climate for Women” - you will find a synthesis of their research and implications for the women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, along with their recommendations to the U.S. SBA, Congress, and the White House. Read it here:



Reach Your Target Women Entrepreneur Audience in WIPP's myContracting Magazine


WIPP CPs receive 15% off all Advertising rates. Don't miss out on getting your ad in our next edition!





Please contact Lynn Bunim at (415)434-4314 or via e-mail at with questions/comments regarding your coalition partnership. 

For feedback or questions on WIPP’s Get Connected E-Newsletter, please contact AnnaKate Moeller at (415) 434-4314 or via e-mail at


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