New Women’s Business Center offers startup kick-start
The women’s center, managed by nonprofit assistance provider SNAP at the East Central Community Center, offers free training and financial guidance for women looking to start a business.
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the program offers classes and one-on-one counseling for women – and men – starting a new business or trying to grow a startup.
It also offers business webinars and guidance on applying for loans or learning how to apply for government contracts.
Federal officials say they want to increase the number of women-owned firms in the United States from the current level of 28 percent. That number is for all nonfarm businesses, according to the National Women’s Business Council, a nonpartisan federal advisory council.
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An entrepreneur, especially a young one, needs more than just a great idea to get a business off the ground. Funding, mentorship, networking opportunities and a city’s affordability all play pivotal
Washington women own almost 29 percent of all small businesses in the state, but they face a larger gender gap than women nationwide in access to business loans and government contracts.