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

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

By CeceliaT, SBA Official
Published: September 27, 2012 Updated: October 26, 2012

[Update: the web chats have now concluded. You can view the archive of each chat below.]

October is 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.

[Event Ended] Starting and Growing Your Business
Thursday, October 4 | 3 p.m. ET

Erin Andrew, Office of Entrepreneurial Development

> View Archive

Finding Capital
Thursday, October 11 | 4 p.m. ET
Pravina Raghavan, Director, SBA New York City District Office

> View Archive

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

> View Archive

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

> View Archive

To see archived web chats, visit

About the Author:

Cecelia Taylor

SBA Official

CeceliaT is a moderator for the SBA Community. We appreciate your participation and feedback on how we can continually improve the community to meet your small business needs.


Hello, I am a woman too and I am curious about that web chat thingie. I have a low income and may be I can increase it via web chat. Is there any video of that on youtube?
Finding capital I think is very difficult for one new business, and I'm glad to listen that Government aim woman to make new firms.
Great stuff – well written and inspiring as ever.
Plz tell me! Where to join this chat?
Where to join this chat?
it s good news to helping women can touch to capital and get support from Goverment.
i think Can't find this conversation. So How can I actually find and participate in this chat as it's happening?
I don't think there is a link for today's session, we're all looking for the same thing. No link is available, none that I can see
How do I join the web chat occurring presently? I have already clicked on the linked and asked questions but am not seeing any results. Please help direct me to the web chat content (i understand there is no audio presentation). Thanks,
How do I participate in tomorrow's chat?


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