March Event Dedicated to Growing Women Entrepreneurs

To help celebrate Women’s History Month, we've planned a day of insights, inspiration, and personal growth. Together with the US Small Business Administration, our REAP Women’s Business Center will host speakers designed to inspire and offer down-to-earth advice for women to start or grow a small business.

The Women Entrepreneurs Conference is scheduled for March 18 from 8 am to 3:30 pm at the YWCA of Grand Island, Nebraska, located at 211 East Fonner Park Road. To kick things off, Patricia Brown-Dixon and Rebecca Greenwald, both with the US Small Business Administration, will offer remarks.

Others on the agenda include:

  • Jennifer Rosenblatt of Argyle Octopus, a marketing firm honored as the SBA’s Small Business of the Year for the 1st Congressional District in 2014
  • J’Nan Ensz, Accounting and Business Consulting Group, LLC
  • Speakers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
  • And, a panel of local entrepreneurs who will share their challenges and successes as women small business owners

The event also will offer a half-hour fun and fast networking event hosted by Lisa Tschauner and Megan Arrington of Open For Business Magazine, to connect entrepreneurs with resource providers and other small businesses.

The $35 registration fee also covers lunch. Register online here by March 11, 2015. If you'd like more information, please contact me, Monica Braun, at monicab@cfra.org or 402.643.2673. Thanks to Michael Foutch with the SBA's Nebraska District Office for his assistance with this post.

REAP WBC is a program funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.