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Small Business Roundtable Series

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council established to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the Small Business Administration. As advocates for the nation’s estimated 12.3 million women-owned businesses, NWBC is launching a series of roundtables across the country to convene women business owners and better understand the unique challenges they face and identify opportunities for growth. To better engage with the local business community, NWBC will travel to states in which NWBC Council members live and grow their business. The focus of the roundtables will be the Council’s three issue priorities:

  • Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship
  • Women in STEM
  • Access to Capital & Opportunity

March 21, 2019 ∙ Pella, IA: NWBC launched its Women in Small Business Roundtable Series in Pella, IA during Women’s History Month. This roundtable highlighted and explored the successes and hardships of the over 15 local women business owners who attended, representing various business sectors from construction and manufacturing to online floristry and microbrewing.

June 25, 2019 ∙ Baltimore, MD: In coordination with The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Conference, this roundtable will provide an opportunity to explore the rising attraction of women entrepreneurs to STEM fields. With three Council members located in the area, this roundtable is sure to provide robust conversation and feedback surrounding the opportunities and challenges that remain for women in STEM careers.

July 25, 2019 ∙ Austin, TX: The State of Texas is quickly becoming a destination for innovation and entrepreneurship. Austin has been labeled one of the best cities in the nation for job seekers and the best city in Texas to start a business.

August 6, 2019 ∙ St. Petersburg, FL:  With two Council members located on opposite coasts of central Florida, St. Petersburg provides a unique opportunity to engage with the vibrant Florida ecosystem about tools available for women entrepreneurs, with a focus on access to funding sources.

September 17, 2019 ∙ Los Angeles, CA: With a concentrated and large network of startups and technology companies located in nearby Silicon Valley, this roundtable will explore the tools and resources available to close the gender-based funding gap.   

October 9, 2019 ∙ Boise, ID: With the recently released ‘Rural Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities’ Report, the Council is eager to engage with women business owners in more rural regions to develop sound policy and better tailored economic empowerment initiatives.

For more information or to participate in a roundtable, please contact Ashley Judah, Legislative Aide, at Ashley.Judah@SBA.gov.

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NWBC Public Meeting – May 17, 2019



The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) announces its first public meeting with its newly-installed Council members on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 9:30AM to 12:30PM EST at the Women Presidents’ Organization Headquarters in New York, New York.

At this meeting, the new Council will share its vision and priorities for the remainder of the fiscal year. Each of the Council’s three subcommittees: Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship, Women in S.T.E.M., and Access to Capital & Opportunity will present their current priorities and initiatives to the full body and the public. The Council’s Small Business Roundtable Series will also be announced.

The meeting is open to the public; however, advance notice of attendance is requested. To RSVP or submit a written comment, the general public should email Ashley Judah at Ashley.Judah@sba.gov with subject line – “Response for 5/17/19 Public Meeting.” The agenda will allow for 20 minutes of public statements. This time will be awarded in 4-minute increments to the first 5 people who confirm attendance and request to speak. All other submitted statements will be included in the meeting record.

A conference line will also be available for those unable to attend the meeting in person. Please call 1-208-391-5817 at the aforementioned event time. When prompted, enter conference ID number: 93326369. For more information, please visit the NWBC website at www.nwbc.gov or call 202-205-3850.

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Twitter Chat | Entrepreneurial Support for Her Business: June 27, 2018

We invite you to participate in the Twitter chat, “Entrepreneurial Support for Her Business” on Wednesday, June 27 at 3:30 pm ET. Follow along with the hashtag #NWBCchat.

The NWBC will host a twitter chat to discuss existing entrepreneurial development forms of support and resources, particularly for women entrepreneurs. This Twitter chat will share insight on various entrepreneurial resources and forms of assistance across the ecosystem, and how women can take advantage of such resources to build and strengthen their business.

Below you can find some of the questions for the Twitter Chat:
•Q1: How does the government support women entrepreneurs in building a business? #NWBCchat
•Q2: What are some business support organizations that can help you grow your business? #NWBCchat
•Q3: What are some important entrepreneurial qualities of a successful entrepreneur? #NWBCchat
•Q4: How can having a mentor, sponsor, and social network help women develop as entrepreneurs? #NWBCchat
•Q5: Where can women business owners go to find resources to access markets? #NWBCchat

We look forward to having you join us!
The National Women’s Business Council

 

 

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Twitter Chat | The Value of Access to Markets for Women Entrepreneurs: May 24, 2018

We invite you to participate in the Twitter chat, “The Value of Access to Markets for Women Entrepreneurs” on Thursday, May 24 at 3:30 pm ET. Follow along with the hashtag #NWBCchat.

NWBC research has found that women business owners face a number of obstacles in their access to financial capital and customer markets. This Twitter chat will share insights on how women entrepreneurs navigate expanding into new markets, and tips on how they can build and strengthen their business via market expansion.

You can find the Council’s recent research on access to markets: “Understanding the Landscape: Access to Markets for Women Entrepreneurs: here: https://www.nwbc.gov/2018/05/10/national-womens-business-councils-latest-report-on-women-business-owners-access-to-markets/.

Below you can find some of the questions for the Twitter Chat:
•Q1: What was your experience like accessing new markets for your business? #NWBCchat
•Q2: How does technology play a role in assisting women entrepreneurs with accessing and growing in various marketplaces? #NWBCchat
•Q3: What are some of the challenges for women business owners in accessing new markets? #NWBCchat
•Q4: What advice would you give to women business owners looking to enter different markets, such as exporting, federal government procurement, corporate contracts, etc? #NWBCchat
•Q5: Where can women business owners go to find resources to access markets? #NWBCchat

We look forward to having you join us!
The National Women’s Business Council

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Twitter Chat | Crowdfunding as a Solution to Fund HER Business: April 19, 2018

We invite you to participate in the Twitter chat, “Crowdfunding as a Solution to Fund HER Business” on Thursday, April 19 at 3:30 pm ET. NWBC research has found that women entrepreneurs have found significant success by taking advantage of crowdfunding as a funding method. This Twitter chat will delve into the key determinants of success for women entrepreneurs on such platforms, and ways that they can build and strengthen their business via crowdfunding.You can join us beginning at 3:30 pm ET using the hashtag, #NWBCchat

You can find the Council’s recent research on crowdfunding: “Crowdfunding as a Capital Source for Women Entrepreneurs: Kiva and Kickstarter” reports here: http://bit.ly/NWBC-crowdfunding.

Looking forward to having you join us!
The National Women’s Business Council

 

 

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Twitter Chat | Women Business Owners’ Access to Capital

Event graphic with logistical detailsPlease join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 3:30pm ET for a Twitter chat on Women Business Owners’ Access to Capital hosted by National Women’s Business Council (@NWBC). We’ll be sharing tips and insights to help women learn more about capital and entrepreneurial opportunities. Follow along with the hashtag #NWBCchat.

 

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Public Meeting | Accelerating Access to Capital: Crowdfunding as a Solution to Fund HER Business

This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, the National Women’s Business Council invites you to join its second quarter public meeting in Fiscal Year 2018 on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 2:00pm ET to 3:30pm ET.

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Twitter Chat | Millennial Women Entrepreneurs – The Future of Entrepreneurship in America

Please join us on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET for a Twitter chat on Millennial Women Entrepreneurs hosted by National Women’s Business Council (@NWBC). We’ll be sharing tips and insights to help millennial women learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities. Follow along with the hashtag #NWBCchat.

 

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Public Meeting | Accelerating the Future of Women Entrepreneurs

Please join the National Women’s Business Council on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 2:00pm ET to 3:15pm ET for its first quarter public meeting in Fiscal Year 2018. The public meeting will take place via webinar and conference call, and will offer an update on NWBC’s research and engagement activities. The Council will also preview its FY2017 Annual Report, titled Accelerating the Future of Women Entrepreneurs: The Power of the Ecosystem. As we look ahead to changes in industry, markets and labor, we invite you to join us in accelerating the policy of tomorrow, meeting the needs of women entrepreneurs in the economy of the future.

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