Free seminars created to help minority & women business owners

A series of free small business seminars is being launched to support minority and women business owners, and to help expand business ownership among these two groups.

The initiative is sponsored by The U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Department of Development Small Business Development Center, Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency, Cincinnati SCORE and US Bank.

The Small Business Development Series will help small and minority businesses to access resources that can help them grow and enhance their entrepreneurial skills, and will be offered from April through September at the Community Action Agency at 1740 Langdon Farm Road in Cincinnati.

A Press Release describing the event says the Small Business Development Series on Resource Training was developed specifically to address the needs of minority and women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Representatives from Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, U.S. Small Business Administration, Community Action Agency and the Urban League will give in-depth overviews of small business programs and services available to assist minority and women entrepreneurs and business owners.

Organizers also claim the seminars will provide information on establishing a business, operating a business, loan programs, improving your credit score, government small business certifications, free counseling, and training. The first seminar is an overview and introduction to the organizations that are available at no cost to individuals which want to start a business or grow their existing businesses. This seminar is scheduled for April 27th form 9 to noon.

The seminar is free of charge, but registration is required.

Interested individuals can learn more about the seminar series or may register by contacting Robin Ewing at Ohio SBDC at the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati (513) 487-1155 or E-mail Robin at

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