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JumpStart - The Business Plan

September 29, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Online, WBEC-East Virtual Classroom

Sound business planning is an essential ingredient for success. We'll show you how to start writing yours.

Fee: $35 per workshop

Stuck in the Supply Chain: What Can Business Owners Do?

October 4, 11:00 AM – Noon, Online Webinar

Why is the supply chain so challenging right now? And is there anything we can do to mitigate the risks?

Fee $5

Cocktails & Conversations

October 5, 5:15 PM
In Person at Bok Bar

Join us during MED Week for an evening of networking, presented by the Women of Color (WOC) Committee!

No fee - Drinks and food are pay as you go

In The News See All
SBA Administrator Guzman Announces $7.2 Million in PRIME Grants to Help Emerging Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Capital 

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the SBA and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced a $7.2 million grant award to 38 organizations under the Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME), a $1.7 million increase, up 30% from last year’s allocated $5,500,000 in funding. The PRIME award will support these nonprofit organizations as they help low-income entrepreneurs get financing to establish and expand their small businesses or provide capacity-building training for other organizations that provide capital to underserved small businesses. 

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Comcast RISE Grant Funding- The deadline for your small business application is October 14, 2022.

Comcast is providing grants to small businesses owned by women and people of color, including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners, as part of our Comcast RISE Investment Fund initiative. Comcast RISE launched in late 2020 to provide these small businesses with the resources they need to navigate the challenges of the pandemic. This round of the Investment Fund will grant to small businesses in the City of Philadelphia. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, and it is our hope that these grants will help them not only grow but thrive.

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Benefits of WBENC Certification

WBENC Certification is a pathway to new business opportunities. The WBENC Certification gives you access to a national database of corporations and government entities with supplier diversity programs who are seeking to do business with certified women-owned businesses. Learn all the benefits of the of the WBENC certification below!

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2021 The Year In Review Demographic Report

We are all about our WBEs in 2022! Learn about our business statistics, WBEs facts, numbers and more. Plus see our WBE goals for 2022! Click below to view the WBEC-East demographic report to learn more about all of our WBEs from 2021!

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