During October, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a series of weekly, live Web chats for female entrepreneurs.
The series, part of National Women's Small Business Month, features live Q&As with SBA experts who will offer women advice on how to assemble a business plan, find funding sources, learn about government contracting, obtain mentors and build a profitable business.
No registration is required, and questions can be submitted in advance online. Go to www.sba.gov and look under "What's New."
Here's the Web schedule:
Thursday at noon: "Starting and Growing Your Business" with Erin Andrew, SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development.
Oct. 11, 1 p.m.: "Finding Capital to Start Your Small Business" with Jeanne Hulit, SBA's Office of Capital Access.
Oct. 16, noon: "Contracting with the Federal Government" with John Shoraka, SBA's Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.
Oct. 25, 11 a.m.: "Business Opportunities for Young Women" with Ana Harvey, SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership.
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