SBA to host business start-up live web chat Feb. 16

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s February web chat will offer business start-up advice for entrepreneurs.
If you are considering starting a business in 2012, SBA can be valuable resource to help you find a mentor, improve your business skills and get training to help boost your ideas, the agency says.
Janice Washington, state director of the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network, will host the February web chat on “New Year, New Business: How to Start it Right.”  An experienced business consultant and former business owner, Washington will answer questions about the early steps to take when starting a business, and the tools and resources that can help to get a small business idea off the ground.
The live web chat will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 16. Participants can find the chat and post questions online before the event by going to, and clicking on “Web Chat Event” under “What’s New.”
SBA’s web chat series provides small business owners with an opportunity to discuss business issues online with experts, industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.  Chat participants have direct, real-time access to the web chats via questions they submit online in advance, and during the live session.
Participants will learn how to start a new small business.
To review archives of past web chats, visit online at
Information: Cecelia Taylor, (202) 401-3059.

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