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Women's Business Center

Women's Business Center

Women's Business Center

Creating a Path for Success

At Women's Business Center (WBC), we're inspired by women who are empowered, impassioned-and committed to success. Recognizing the challenges of an increasingly complex marketplace, we work to educate, inspire and support women entrepreneurs as they launch and grow influential, profitable businesses.

To build a fruitful business, you need more than clients. You need a network of experienced professionals who believe in you-and your vision. That's the strength, beauty and purpose of the WBC. We are an advocate for women entrepreneurship. WBC is your partner: positioning you for business success through education, counseling, networking resources and entrepreneurial training.

Thanks to the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Old Dominion University Research Foundation and our supporting partners, we're able to provide our services and outreach training opportunities to all participants at no charge. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, WBC programs provide the insight required to launch and build your dream. Our initiatives help you to:

  • Start your own business from the ground up
  • Maximize business growth and profitability
  • Develop strategic management methods
  • Improve leadership and business skills
  • Acquire a support, referral and resource network
  • Access capital and manage cash flow
  • Market your business and keep it competitive

Opening doors. Sharing experience. Promoting achievement. It's what we do, every day.

To learn more about WBC, contact us via email or phone today.

Recapping National Small Business Week 2014

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Is Entrepreneurship for You?

Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Being a business owner can offer numerous advantages, such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and making a living doing something you enjoy. But becoming a successful entrepreneur requires thorough planning, creativity, and hard work.

Consider whether you have the following characteristics and skills commonly associated with successful entrepreneurs:

Comfortable with taking risks:

Being your own boss also means you're the one making tough decisions. Entrepreneurship involves uncertainty. Do you avoid uncertainty in life at all costs? If yes, then entrepreneurship may not be the best fit for you. Do you enjoy the thrill of taking calculated risks? Then read on.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Understanding Successes, Addressing Persistent Challenges, and Identifying New Opportunities

The Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 1:45 p.m., in SH-216, entitled "Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Understanding Successes, Addressing Persistent Challenges, and Identifying New Opportunities"

Click here for video of the hearing.

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