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October Web Chats Offer Tips for Women on How to Start or Grow a Business


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Are you a woman who is ready to start or expand a small business? Now’s a good time to take that first step, with help from a U.S. Small Business Administration series of four web chats during October, which is also National Women’s Small Business Month.

Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community. Today, about 30 percent of small businesses are owned by women, compared to about 5 percent in 1970.

This month the SBA officials will host a series of weekly web chats, aimed at helping aspiring and established women business owners learn more about starting or expanding small businesses, gaining access to capital, and government contracting set-asides for women. In addition, tips on business opportunities for young women will also be discussed during the last webinar in the series.

Participants can ask questions in advance through the links below or during the live session.

Starting and Growing Your Business
Thursday, October 4 | 3 p.m. ET

Erin Andrew, Office of Entrepreneurial Development
» Submit Questions

Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions beforehand by visiting www.sba.gov, and clicking on the web chat event under “What’s New.”

Finding Capital
Thursday, October 11 | 4 p.m. ET
Jeanne Hulit, Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access
» Submit Questions

Contracting with the Federal Government
Tuesday, October 16 | 3 p.m. ET
John Shoraka, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development
» Submit Questions

Business Opportunities for Young Women
Thursday, October 25 | 2 p.m. ET
Ana Harvey, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership
» Submit Questions

To see archived web chats, visit http://www.sba.gov/content/monthly-web-chat.

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Between 2002 and 2007, minority-owned firms outpaced the growth of non-minority firms in gross receipts, employment, and number of firms. Minority firms are an engine of job creation.
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