Web chats aim to aid women starting new businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering a new web chat each week of October featuring experts who will give advice to women who want to start their own business.

The series is in honor of National Women’s Small Business Month.

Participants can learn how put together business plans, navigate the challenges of entering competitive markets, and establish the foundations for successful companies.

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 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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