Join us Friday for a Women's History Month Panel


Illinois District Office - March 2022

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Special Event: Women's Business Leadership Roundtable

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Happy Women's History Month!

Join us this Friday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. for a panel discussion to learn about the various types of SBA and SCORE resources for women entrepreneurs. The panel will cover updates on technical assistance, funding opportunities, assistance for women business owners, and leadership tips!

Attendees can also learn about SBA women’s business ownership opportunities, the ASCENT platform, and how to connect with SCORE for business mentoring and advisory services as you take the next best step for your small business with the right tools, the right partners, and right resources.

There will be time for a Q&A session at the end, and if you would like to submit your questions ahead of time, please email SCORE Women's Leadership Roundtable Co-facilitator Carole Harris at


Events This Month

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8(a) Orientation & SAM Registration

2022 Women's Business Summit

In honor of Women’s History Month, SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center invite you to participate in the 2022 Women’s Business Summit. Please join us for power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business. Tuesday, March 29 to Wednesday, March 30. 


SBA Introduces Course in Government Contracting to Online Digital Learning Platform


The SBA announced the launch of Journey 6 of the Ascent e-learning platform focused on educating women business owners about venturing into government contracting to help expand their businesses.

The Government Contracting Journey 6 identifies opportunities and prepares businesses to pursue those prospects. The new journey has six components or excursions:

  • Government As Your Customers – helps the user understand government as a customer.
  • Government Contracting Opportunities – evaluates contracting opportunities with local, state, and federal governments.
  • Government Subcontracting Opportunities – helps to identify subcontracting opportunities.
  • Set-Aside Certifications - guides the business through what is needed to plan and pursue federal government contracting certifications.
  • Federal Solicitations – analyzes the components of the federal solicitation process
  • General Services Administration (GSA) Contracts – analyzes opportunities for GSA contracts.

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