October is National Women's Small Business Month

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Date:  October 1, 2012

Michigan District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration Michigan District Office

October is National Women's Small Business Month

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

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 link below or during the live session.

Starting and Growing Your Business
Thursday, October 4 | 3 p.m. ET
Erin Andrew, Office of Entrepreneurial Development

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

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

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

For more information, go to http://www.sba.gov/octoberwebchats

Michigan SBA District Office
Email:  michigan@sba.gov
Web:   www.sba.gov/mi
Call:     313.226.6075

Look for stories of successful women business owners who have received help from SBA in our next edition coming soon! 

Visit SBA's Women's Business Centers in Michigan

Cornerstone Alliance www.cornerstonewbc.com/home.taf

Center for Empowerment 
& Economic Development:

Grand Rapids Opportunities 
for Women:

Be sure and visit the Michigan Women's Marketplace at www.miwomen.com