SBA awards $150,000 to Women’s Business Center of KY

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Small Business Administration (SBA), through the Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) has awarded Community Ventures $150,000 to be utilized by the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky. The grant will provide funding to sustain the program and to provide training and technical assistance to women entrepreneurs—many of whom are minorities—seeking to start or expand their businesses.

The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky empowers female entrepreneurs by providing tools and support to help female entrepreneurs start or stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize future growth, and contribute to the growth and economic development of their communities.

“This funding helps us provide education, training, networking…anything that will help a woman start and grow her business,” explained Phyllis Alcorn, Director of the Women’s Business Center. “We do that in a variety of ways bringing in many different people specializing in different areas.”

The Women’s Business Center conducts Business

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SBA Administrator Guzman Announces New Women’s Business Center in Rochester, New York | Your Money

Washington, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today the launch of a new Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Rochester, NY, which will be operated by the Urban League of Rochester, N.Y., Inc. (ULR). The new center will carry out the mission of helping women-owned small businesses throughout Upstate New York start, grow, and expand their businesses.

“The SBA is committed to helping advance opportunity for all, including for our underserved entrepreneurs who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic,” said  SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “Women and people of color are starting businesses at the highest rates but face historic barriers to their growth and resilience. With the launch of every new Women’s Business Center, we are advancing equity and focusing needed resources on creating strong enterprises.”

From day one, President Biden has emphasized a whole-of-government approach to prioritizing

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SBA Administrator Announces New Women’s Business Center in

Washington, Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today the launch of a new Women’s Business Center (WBC) in Tulsa, OK that will be operated by the U.S. Black Chambers Inc., in partnership with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce – the oldest economic chamber serving the African American community in the country. Based in historic Greenwood, the new center will help increase opportunities and recovery solutions for women entrepreneurs, especially Black women small business owners, throughout the Metro-Tulsa area.

“Each new Women’s Business Center that we open holds the promise of the many rising entrepreneurs who will use its services to start their businesses, build their networks and find the tools and resources they need to grow and thrive,” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “This year, as we mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre and recognize

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SBA opens centers in Thibodaux, Hammond for Ida

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center have opened two recovery centers for businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The SBA Business Recovery Centers will open on Tuesday in Hammond and Thibodaux to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida that occurred Aug. 26 – Sept. 3, 2021.

“Due to the severe property damage and economic losses inflicted on Louisiana businesses, we want to provide every available service to help get them back on their feet,” said SBA’s Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. “The centers will provide a one-stop location for businesses to access a variety of specialized help. SBA customer service representatives and Louisiana Small Business Development Center advisors will be available to meet individually with each business owner,” she added. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of

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