San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
I invite you to join me for Ready, Set, SUCCEED: A Women’s Small Business Seminar on Friday, June 13, 2014 in San Francisco.
It’s important to acknowledge the fastest growing segment in the small business community: women entrepreneurs. There are more than 8.9 million women-owned businesses in the United States employing almost 8 million people. At $1.3 trillion in sales annually, their economic impact is significant and should be celebrated, supported and recognized.
While women have made great strides to reach economic parity with men in the world of business, major challenges still persist. Women-owned businesses continue to grow at rates exceeding the national average, but are still much smaller than the average U.S. business. Additionally, a business owned by a woman typically makes 73% less than a similar business owned by a man. What drives this disparity are the lack of access to capital, networks, markets and capacity building/business expansion tools.
Here in the Bay Area, we have a wealth of innovative female entrepreneurs who are bringing jobs, talent and prosperity to our local economy. To assist current and aspiring business owners in the 14th District overcome potential roadblocks, I’ll be holding this Women’s Small Business Seminar on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Eventbrite’s headquarters in San Francisco.
We’ll hear inspiring words of wisdom from Co-founder and President of Eventbrite, Julia Hartz and have workshops designed to help women-owned small businesses practice their pitch, learn about crowd-funding and micro-financing, create a business action plan and network with community lenders and small business centers.
What: Ready, Set, SUCCEED: A Women’s Small Business Seminar
When: Friday, June 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Eventbrite, 155 5th Street, 7th floor, San Francisco
Transit/parking: Eventbrite is easily accessible by BART or MUNI. Powell Street is the closest BART stop, located one block away from the event venue. Parking is available at the 5th & Mission Garage at 833 Mission Street, also one block away from the event venue.
Questions? Contact Samantha Roxas at (650) 342-0300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Find out more about Congresswoman Jackie Speier at www.speier.house.gov