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SBA mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator participates in Women In Business Forum

Natalia Olson-Urtecho joins panelists for “Navigating The Roadblocks - Successful Women In Business”
Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Advisory Number: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 |

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho participates in a free “Focus On Women in Business Forum” on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the West Chester University Graduate Center, 1160 McDermott Dr., West Chester, Penn. Register for this free event at

“Woman-owned small businesses have achieved so much in recent years,” Olson-Urtecho said. “They are at the very heart of the American economy. That’s why SBA provides resources to help women business owners succeed – from registering a business to hiring their first employee and even pursuing federal government contract opportunities, we’re here to help woman-owned small businesses start and grow.”

Sponsored by Chester and Delaware SCORE, West Chester University, Bryn Mawr Corp. and Constant Contact, the event focuses on marketing, money and finance, strategic planning, staffing and human resources, customer service and overcoming obstacles for women-owned businesses.

“Small businesses are vitally important to the nation’s economic recovery since half of all Americans own or work for small businesses,” said Olson-Urtecho. “Women-owned firms are a major force in the U.S. economy and SBA offers a wide range of programs and services to help women establish and grow their small businesses. Here in Pennsylvania we are counting on women-owned entrepreneurs to grow the economy and create jobs in our communities.”

WHAT: Women In Business Forum, “Navigating The Roadblocks - Successful Women In Business” Panel (following “E-Marketing vs. Traditional Marketing” panel).

WHO: (Scheduled panelists include)

Natalia Olson-Urtecho, SBA mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator

Dr. Monica Zimmerman, West Chester University Interim Associate Dean

Mary Bigham, President, Co-Founder, Dish LLC

Frances Sheehan, Brandywine Health Foundation President

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 8:30 a.m. to Noon

WHERE: West Chester University Graduate Center, Room 126, 1160 McDermott Dr., West Chester, PA