SBA Small Biz Insights: Ascent Rural Pilot Program, Farming & Resources!

Virginia-Richmond District Office-July 2022

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Ascent Rural Pilot Program

Ascent: elevate your business

The Ascent Pilot is the first of its kind NO COST program that will be a combination of online, self-guided learning using the Ascent platform and group virtual sessions using the Teams platform. Ascent’s group virtual sessions will provide a forum where program participants will meet with other women who have been selected for the Ascent cohort with representation from across the nation. During the Ascent Pilot Program, the virtual sessions will be presented in an interactive workshop format where subject matter experts in business, finance and contracting will discuss the Ascent modules, as well as, share information that small business owners need to know to start, grow and succeed. To learn more about the Ascent Pilot, please register using the link below and join us for an informational session. Daily Webinars July 18-22, 2022 at 3:30 pm (EST)

Please join us for the Ascent Rural Pilot Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses that are just starting or have been in business less than five years. If selected, you will join other entrepreneurs from rural areas across the U.S. in a twelve-week virtual program. You will go through self-guided training as you work on your own business in the process. In addition, you will meet six times with your cohort in a virtual environment to share your experience, consult with subject matter experts in business and build your peer network. Hurry and register today! Space is limited

Click here to see if you are in a rural area.

Hurry registration ends on July 22, 2022.
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To learn more join us on our upcoming virtual webinars being held daily July 18-22, 2022 at 3:30 pm EST.

 SBA Office of Rural Affairs and the USDA Farm
Service Agency 


Hear from federal experts as they present information about the many opportunities that exist for farmers and ranchers in rural communities to begin a business journey. If already in business, learn how to expand your existing business to build capacity. This event will be an interactive discussion.

Date: 7/21/2022
Time: 3pm-4pm

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