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Tips For Women-Start/Grow a Business

Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Friday, September 28, 2012
Advisory Number: 
Cecilia Taylor (202) 401-3059


SBA Web Chat Series Will Offer Tips for Women
On Starting and Growing a Small Business


First of Four Web Chats is Thursday, October 4, at 3 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON – 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.

Each week in October, SBA’s web chat series will feature experts who will give advice to women on how to put together business plans, navigate the challenges of entering competitive markets, and establish the foundation for a successful, profitable enterprise.

Here’s a list of the web chats, and the corresponding links:

Oct. 4, 3 p.m. ET:  “Starting and Growing Your Business” with Erin Andrew, of SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development.  Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions beforehand by visiting http://www.sba.gov/, and clicking on the web chat event under “What’s New.”

Oct. 11, 4 p.m. ET “Finding Capital” with Jeanne Hulit, Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access

Oct. 16, 3 p.m. ET “Contracting with the Federal Government” with John Shoraka, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development

Oct. 25, 2 p.m. ET “Business Opportunities for Young Women” with Ana Harvey, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership

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


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