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MEDIA ADVISORY: Small Business Majority to Host Women’s Entrepreneurship Series in St. Louis

For Immediate Release: 
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

WHAT: Small Business Majority is celebrating National Women’s Small Business Month with a host of in-person presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in October.

This month-long celebration will launch on Oct. 1 at the St. Louis Public Library in partnership with the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment. St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones will headline the event, which will also include panel discussions and presentations on topics like mentoring and small business lending.

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.

The Oct. 1 event is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm CDT and is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.

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Additional events in this series include:

  • Be Your Own Boss: this Oct. 13 event, in partnership with DK Solutions, is a roundtable discussion for women entrepreneurs of color to be held at DK Annex (2727 S. Jefferson Ave. in St. Louis) from 9:00am to 11:30am CDT

  • Empowering Women in Small Business: this Oct. 20 event, in partnership with the EDC Business & Community Partners, will be held at EDC’s office (5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in St. Charles) from 8:30am to 12:00pm CDT and will consist of presentations for women business owners on topics like retirement plan options and healthcare

  • Show Me The Money: this Oct. 22 program, which is co-hosted by the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment, will be held at St. Louis City Hall from 9:00am to 11:30am CDT and will help answer questions women business owners have about building credit and wealth.  

About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to ensure America’s entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy. We actively engage our network of more than 58,000 small business owners in support of public policy solutions and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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