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Small Business Majority to host women’s entrepreneurship series in St. Louis

In celebration of National Women’s Small Business Month in October, Small Business Majority is hosting a series of in-person presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

This month-long celebration will launch on Oct. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the St. Louis Public Library in partnership with Tishaura Jones, St. Louis City treasurer, headlining the event. Panel discussions and presentations on topics like mentoring and small business lending also will be featured. The event is free and open to the public but advanced registration is required online at https://bit.ly/2xhiqno.

Women are starting small businesses at a higher rate than men, and their businesses are generating jobs and business revenues above the national average. What’s more, women of color are creating businesses faster than the rest of the population: Seventy-nine percent of businesses started by women since 2007 were started by women of color. Supporting female entrepreneurs, especially women of color, has the potential to unlock tremendous growth for our communities.

Additional events in this series include:

  • Be Your Own Boss from 9-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 13 is a roundtable discussion for women entrepreneurs of color.  This event is held in partnership with DK Solutions at DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson Ave. in St. Louis.

  • Empowering Women in Small Business from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Oct. 20 event will consist of presentations for women business owners on topics like retirement plan options and healthcare. This event is held in partnership with the EDC Business & Community Partners at EDC’s office,  5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in St. Charles.

  • Show Me The Money from 9-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 will help answer questions women business owners have about building credit and wealth. This event is co-hosted by the city of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment at St. Louis City Hall.

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