Empower Women in Business Symposium is Sept. 17

Score hosts small business financing workshop

Central Florida SCORE will hold the Small Business Workshop “Get Financing for Your Small Business” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at My Office & More, 122 E. Main St., Lakeland. Danish and coffee is served at 7:45 a.m. Lakeland-based investor and business broker Chris Gutierrez has more than 15 years of experience in purchasing, managing and selling businesses. He is affiliated with Southshore Advisory Partners d/b/a VR Business Sales in Tampa. Gutierrez will discuss 10 types of small business financing options. The workshop is sponsored by South State Bank. Cost is $10 and reservations are required. Limited seating for social distancing. Register at https://bit.ly/09-01Workshop or https://centralflorida.score.org. For more information, call 863-284-5607. SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and free confidential mentoring.

Empower Women in Business Symposium

Central Florida SCORE will host its fourth annual Empower Women in Business Symposium 

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World Bank halts financial support to Afghanistan, says it’s ‘deeply concerned’ for women

The news deals another blow to an Afghan economy that relies heavily on foreign aid and is facing the specter of rising food prices.

“We are deeply concerned about the situation in Afghanistan and the impact on the country’s development prospects, especially for women,” World Bank spokesperson Marcela Sanchez-Bender said in a statement to CNN Business.

The World Bank has committed more than $5.3 billion for development projects in Afghanistan, according to the organization’s website. The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, administered by the World Bank, has raised more than $12.9 billion.

“We have paused disbursements in our operations in Afghanistan and we are closely monitoring and assessing the situation in line with our internal policies and procedures,” Sanchez-Bender said.

The World Bank said it will continue to consult with the international community and development partners.

IMF withholds $450 million in funds from Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

“Together with our partners we are exploring ways we can remain engaged to preserve

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Florida Tech to Host ‘Wine Women & Shoes’ Nov. 18 to Benefit weVENTURE Women’s Business Center

event will start at 6:30 p.m.

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business will be the non-profit beneficiary of the 2021 Wine Women & Shoes event on Nov. 18 at the Sun Aviation hangar in Vero Beach. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – weVENTURE Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech’s Bisk College of Business will be the non-profit beneficiary of the 2021 Wine Women & Shoes event on Nov. 18 at the Sun Aviation hangar in Vero Beach.

weVENTURE WBC provides low- and no-cost business education and training to entrepreneurs in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties.

Since 2007, the non-profit program, funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, has grown to serve over 600 clients a year and has become the leading regional resource for women-owned businesses.

Proceeds from WW&S will allow weVENTURE WBC to expand capacity to serve more women

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Enterprising Women of Color Business Center names new director | The Roux

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South recently received a $1 million federal grant to continue operating a center that promotes minority small business owners, particularly women entrepreneurs.

The grant will support the Enterprising Women of Color Business Center’s outreach and educational efforts for women-owned businesses.

New Orleans native Tiffany Carter will lead the efforts as the business center’s new director.

“I’m thrilled about the national engagement options of this new role in both public and private sectors,” Carter said. “Funding this program comes at such a critical time for many businesses owned by women of color. The strategies are different, the support needs are special and I’m excited to create an intentional model that can be shared in all marketplaces.

The WBEC South is a regional partner organization of the WBE National Council, serving women-owned businesses in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle.

In her new role, Carter

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