Women in Business Tip: Why You Should Start Your Business in a Startup Incubator

<p><p><span>There are well over 1,000 business startup </span><a href="http://www.nbia.org/resource_library/faq/#3">incubators</a><span> throughout the U.S., most of them sponsored by academic institutions and economic development organizations. While women are making their imprint in the business world in record numbers, there is still a “confidence gap” that getting started in a small business incubator can fill. Incubators can help startup small businesses get help finding financing, research and getting a product to market. Start by looking for an incubator in your area, so they are familiar with your market; then look for one that specializes in your industry. You may also want to investigate incubators targeting women. For example, a new Chicago-based incubator especially for women, </span><a href="http://www.1871.com/femtech/">1871’s FEMtech</a><span>, is a cutting-edge incubator program that offers tailored content and mentorship for women-owned businesses.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><em>Get more tips from Web.com to help your business. </em><em>Connect with Web.com on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Web.com">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/webdotcom">Twitter</a>.</em></p> <h3>Author information</h3><div><div><div id="avatar" style="background-image: url('https://forum.web.com/wp-content/uploads/avatars/41/42c04acf99edc19454e98a8ce006b781-bpfull.jpg');"></div></div><!-- /.ts-fab-photo --><div><div><h4>Rieva Lesonsky</h4></div><!-- /.ts-fab-header --><div><p>Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at <a href="mailto:rieva@smallbizdaily.com"><i>rieva@smallbizdaily.com</i></a>, follow her on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+RievaLesonsky?rel=author"><i>Google+</i></a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/Rieva"><i>Twitter.com/Rieva</i></a>, and visit her website, <a href="http://www.smallbizdaily.com/"><i>SmallBizDaily.com</i></a>, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.</p> </div><div> | <a href="http://twitter.com/Rieva">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://plus.google.com/+RievaLesonsky">Google+</a> | </div><!-- /.ts-fab-footer --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-text --></div><!-- /.ts-fab-wrapper --></p>