About Us

About the JWBC

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC), a program of the JAX Chamber Foundation, was created in the fall, 2004 through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Our mission is to advance the success of women entrepreneurs at every stage of business development. For 10 years, JWBC has served women entrepreneurs in Northeast Florida and is classified annually as a top-tier center by the SBA based on client outcomes and best practices.

The JWBC is led by a volunteer Advisory Board.

What We Do

Entrepreneurial Education: Learn critical and practical business skills to start or grow your business.

Mentoring: Receive guidance from trusted and expert advisers or peers. Mentors are matched to encourage and guide business owners through challenges to help meet their specific business goals.

Counseling:  Access expert business advice. Staff and trained volunteers are available to meet by phone or email to offer advice on marketing, planning, procurement, debt or equity financing, employee issues and more.

Networking: Find mutual support, access to resources and business referrals. Networking events provide opportunities for clients to get to know prospective customers, as well as vendors and service providers.

SBA Funded by - NEW 2014The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) is funded in part by the JAX Chamber Foundation and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The JAX Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply its endorsement of any opinions, products or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for person(s) with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. To make arrangements, please contact us.