WBC Newsletter

May 05, 2009
WBC Newsletter
Posted on 05/05/2009

March 19, 2009

SBA Applauds Stimulus Bill

Administration begins next steps
WASHINGTON- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains a package of loan fee reductions, higher guarantees, new SBA programs, secondary market incentives, and enhancements to current SBA programs that will help unlock credit markets and begin economic recovery for the nation’s small business sector.

Create your own Stimulus Strategy

Biz Solutions are just a click away
So, you’re a woman in business or you want to start a business. You’re busy working IN your business: struggling to make you made the right decision to be a business owner, and hoping this article is going to offer a solution.
What can you do, right now (or at least at the moment you finish reading this), to take positive action toward working ON your business?

Join local social networking groups online

Online social networking sites are fast becoming central tactical marketing and promotional tools used by just about everyone.
Why? They’re free and effective.
Consider joining these online groups and connect to members of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Events Inspire, Teach & Celebrate

Meet Build-A-Bear Founder March 25; Master business communications at April 22 workshop; Celebrate JWBC Anniversary August 26
Join Women Business Owners of North Florida and the Professional Women’s Council for the 2009 Women in Business Awards luncheon and trade show, March 25. Guest speaker for the luncheon is Maxine Clark, founder, chairman and chief executive bear.
Learn communication strategies to strengthen your organization during these tough economic times at Her Communication Toolkit April 22.
ave the date to celebrate on August 26 with hundreds of volunteers the 5th anniversary of the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center.

Find Inspiration – Give Hope

Author shares March book revenues to support women’s business centers
Through the end of March, the Association of Women’s BusinessCenters (AWBC) will receive a portion of the proceeds from book sales that will help fund the organization’s work on behalf of women entrepreneurs.

Technology Survey: JWBC Clients seek to increase efficiency

Workshop to address training need

Recognizing the ever-increasing dependence on computer technology to communicate with and train its clients, the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) asked women business owners currently participating in a program or receiving services to participate in the survey. Just over 30 percent responded.

SBA Studies Self-Employed Women and Time Use

Suggests policies to enhance work-life balance

The flexibility afforded by self-employment is often regarded as a way to better balance work and home activities. However, just as little is known about the non-market activities of women, little is known about the differences in time allocations between self-employed women and women employed in other organizations.

Sponsor Feature: UPS working to impact the retention and development of women in management

After a successful pilot in 2006, Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) expanded to all U.S. Regions and the Americas Region in September 2007.

Board Profile: Raymond Riddick

In any economy, key ingredients to a successful business are diversity and financial literacy. The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center (JWBC) is fortunate to have an expert in both in Raymond Riddick.

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