Throughout the past several decades, women have leapt into the business world and created their own businesses in droves. As of 2014, women owned more than 9.1 million firms, generating $1.4 trillion in sales and employing nearly 7.9 million people in the U.S.

These numbers may look exciting, but there are still many hurdles women face on the path to professional and entrepreneurial success. The gap is slowly being bridged, but discrimination continues to exist. Fortunately, there are a slew of resources and even “free money” (in the form of grants) to help close the disparity and income gap.

In this guide, Jen Boulden will point you directly to the some of the most relevant resources available to women in business, so you can use this “weakness” as a strength as only a savvy entrepreneur could!

Read "Professional Resources for Women in Business" on expertise.com.