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5th Annual Western Women’s Business Conference

June 20

As a program of Carolina Small Business Development Fund, the Western Women’s Business Center (WWBC) is pleased to invite you to partner with us for the 5th Annual Western Women’s Business Conference: Building Your Tribe to Build Your Business. The WWBC collaborates with the Small Business Centers at A-B Tech and Haywood Community College as well as the Small Business and Technology Development Center at Western Carolina University to make opportunities like this possible.

By partnering with the WWBC for the 2019 Annual Conference, your organization will be a part of a unique and thought-provoking event that is drawing some of the region’s current and innovative future leaders. As a sponsor, you will play a key role in helping to strengthen and grow the local economic base while benefiting from promotional opportunities leading up to and during the conference.

This is more than a conference – it is a movement to build a powerful network of women entrepreneurs and emerging leaders who are shaping the future economic foundation of Western North Carolina. Participants represent true diversity, with a goal of engaging all groups of people in this important initiative to create positive economic change. Many of these women are able to attend through generous scholarships made possible by socially-responsible business sponsors. When you become conference partner, you will access 250+ participants and supporters, as well as thousands of local business enthusiasts who will see and hear promotional ads on various media outlets such as Mtn. Xpress, Oh! Woman, Hola Carolina, local and regional radio programs prior to the conference. See the incredible seeds planted in the 2018 Western Women’s Business Conference video.

About the Western Women’s Business Center
The WWBC was established in July 2014 as a program of Carolina Small Business Development Fund, with the mission to provide high quality technical assistance, capital and programs that reduce barriers and serve as a catalyst to the success of entrepreneurs, particularly women who are socially and economically disadvantaged. The WWBC serves individuals and small businesses in rural and distressed communities in the Western part of the state and is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Since July 2014, the WWBC has served 3,200 clients through group seminars and workshops, totaling 897 hours of training. It has also served 447 clients through one-on-one coaching, totaling 805 hours of assistance. The WWBC has also helped expand access to capital through 112 CSBDF small business loans, totaling $7.6 million, which helped create or retain 340 jobs in the region.


June 20
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Western Women’s Business Center
1465 Sand Hill Rd.
Candler, NC 28715 United States
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