Although NWBC has indefinitely postponed its signature #LetsTalkBusiness Roundtable Series, which connects the voices of women entrepreneurs and business owners from across the country to policymakers in the Nation’s capital and helps serve as a springboard for the Council’s annual policy recommendations to Congress, the President, and the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), NWBC remains focused on carrying out its critical mission. As was reinforced at our first 2020 #LetsTalkBusiness Roundtable last month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, women business owners are key to helping local and national economies recover from disasters as well as grow and thrive.
Check out this dynamic interview with Dolmarie Mendez, Co-Founder and CEO of Abartys Health at NWBC’s #LetsTalkBusiness Roundtable in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Women struggle to keep businesses afloat during the pandemic
“Something like $1.8 million in loans have been given out for amounts of $50,000 or under,” says Sara. “From what we know about the nature of these businesses, we can project and assume a lot of those smaller loans did go to women-owned businesses.”
COVID-19: Women face a bigger financial challenge
“Historically, we’ve heard recessions referred to as ‘mancessions’ because they generally involved higher losses in manufacturing and construction, which still employ more men,” said Susan Duffy, executive director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College, who sits on the bipartisan National Women’s Business Council. “It’s very different this time around.”
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