On Monday, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced grant funding and the historic launch of 20 new Women’s Business Centers (WBC) across America to serve rural, urban and underserved communities alike.
One of the centers includes the new Women’s Business Center at Jackson State University.
SBA’s WBCs are a national network of 136 centers that offer one-on-one counseling, training, networking, workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs on numerous business development topics, including business startup, financial management, marketing, and procurement.
In addition to opening these 20 new WBCs, SBA will launch Ascent, a free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses.
A live webinar is scheduled for Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET.