In Virginia, women are starting new businesses 1.5 times more often then men, according to the Small Business Administration. That's why the SBA just opened the Center for Women's Enterprise, to help women grow their companies and overcome challenges.
Growing a business can be like running an obstacle course.
Cindy Briggs is the owner of All Dog Adventures, a dog boarding and training facility. She wants to build a new, bigger dogplex, where she can eventually triple the business and staff.
"I've had this vision of a dogplex that has everything in it," she told us.
Briggs' obstacle was getting the capital, a loan, to build it and didn't know where to turn. "I would be discouraged because there wasn't anybody there to answer my questions." Read More at www.nbc12.com