Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October is Women's Small Business Month

Did you know that October is Women's Small Business Month? (Of course, if you are a woman who owns a small business, every month is women's small business month for you!)

But as October closes in on November and businesses everywhere ramp up for the holiday shopping season, it's good to take a moment to reflect on the state of women-owned small businesses.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration:
The face of entrepreneurship is changing in America. Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy and are helping us recover from the Great Recession.
Yet, there are still profound challenges women small business owners face – lack of access to capital and resources, lack of knowledge about business basics, and lack of financial education. Women entrepreneurs should not be discouraged or be deterred for these reasons.
E-Magnify provides vital services and resources to help women overcome the challenges they face in today's economy.

"As an SBA women's business center, E-Magnify provides no-cost, direct client counseling for women interested in starting a business or growing an existing business," says Jayne H. Huston, director of E-Magnify. "Our business counselors understand the unique challenges that women entrepreneurs face. E-Magnify brings more than 20 years of expertise and education to women at all stages of business, from entry to emerging through established. As far as we're concerned here at E-Magnify, every month is women's small business month!"

You can learn more about E-Magnify's counseling, training, and mentoring services online, or contact us to learn how we can help you with your business. We love hearing from you!

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