March is Women’s History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the inspiring women who have contributed to our country, the world, and our very own communities. Each year, SBN reflects on the tremendous impact women-owned and operated businesses have on our local economy.
Women-owned businesses generate $1.9 trillion in revenue for the U.S. economy, and over the past two decades, the number of women entrepreneurs has increased by 114%. Yet, women-owned businesses continue to lack access to small business financing and other resources to help them grow and thrive. In 2018, the average loan size for women founders was 31% lower than for male founders. Women-owned companies, especially companies owned by women of color, receive less bank financing than companies owned by men.
Despite these challenges, women-owned firms have grown by one and a half times the rate of other small enterprises and now account for almost 30 percent of all businesses.
SBN is proud to work with and continue supporting women-owned businesses in the region that practice the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profitability. All month, we will highlight some noteworthy SBN businesses led by women.
See our member list of Woman-owned businesses in the region and join us in supporting these companies!
- Asarum LandDesign Group
- Bar Hygge
- Birchtree Catering, LLC
- Bracken Leadership
- Circle Compost
- Cooks Who Care
- Crust Vegan Bakery
- Emerald Green Infrastructure, LLC
- Entrust Financial, LLC
- Fierro Consulting, LLC
Fine Garden Creations is a full-service landscaping company providing residential and public gardening services in the greater Philadelphia area.
- Food Collective Studio
- Forget Me Knot Flowers
- Ginkgo Vernacular LLC
- Grant Blvd
- Green Dandelion Marketing & Sales, Inc.
- Green Weaver Landscapes
- Ground Reconsidered
- High Street Hospitality Group
- Home Sweet Home PHL
- Idea Broker
At Jezabel’s Café and Bakery, their mission is to offer an authentic Northwestern Argentine experience in a warm and welcoming setting, a place for the community to gather and enjoy simple yet delicious food.
- Karma Diva Green Cleaning
- Kim Quick, LLC
- Liane Sullivan Consulting LLC
- Lion Advisors
- LUHV Vegan Deli
- Night Owl Vegan
- NTM Engineering
- Organic Planet LLC
- Philadelphia Green Roofs
- Pixel Parlor
- Practical Sanctuary
Re:Vision is known as a green firm – but green is not the tail that wags the dog. Our design motivation is to provide more (daylight, health, appeal, connection) and use less (energy, natural resources, toxicity, maintenance). The challenge of authentic sustainability never gets old as we combine climate-responsive, community-oriented, and sensorially-compelling design strategies that have evolved over thousands of years with the latest methods and technologies.
- Remark Glass
- SALT Design Studio
- Sanderson Design
- Say/Do Strategies
- Sharon Wilson Esquire LLC
- Studio CCLA
- Sustainable Choices
- The Kitchen Garden Series
- The Positive Business
Vault + Vine is a floral studio, greenhouse, café, gathering place, and thoughtfully curated retail space in East Falls, Philadelphia.
Check out spotlights of Women-owned businesses in our network
Building a Green Playground for All (SALT Design Studio)
The smallest decisions create an energy for change (The Random Tea Room)
Without people or the planet, profit is not possible (Pixel Parlor)
See our directory of diverse businesses that practice the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit.
Interested in becoming a SBN member? Join today!