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SBA to host web chats for women entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting four web chats next month, offering advice for women starting and growing a small business.

Each online discussion features experts who will offer tips on creating business plans, addressing the challenges of breaking into a competitive market and establishing a foundation for a profitable business, the agency said. The online workshops will take place each week in October, which is National Women’s Small Business Month.
Here is a list of the web chats:

Oct. 4, 3 p.m.: "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, and clicking on the web chat event under "What's New."

Oct. 11, 4 p.m.: "Finding Capital" with Jeanne Hulit, associate administrator, Office of Capital Access.

Oct. 16, 3 p.m.: "Contracting with the Federal Government" with John Shoraka, associate administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.

Oct. 25, 2 p.m.: "Business Opportunities for Young Women" with Ana Harvey, assistant administrator for the Office of Women's Business Ownership.

Archived web chats can be seen at


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