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Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey and You!

What do you have in common with Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Meg Whitman and Ingrid Vanderveldt? You may have the potential to start and grow a woman-owned business!

Women-owned businesses contribute significantly to the U.S. economy. Did you know that:

  • Women own 10.4 million privately-owned businesses in the United States
  • An estimated $546 billion is spent annually on salaries and benefits by women-owned businesses
  • Women entrepreneurs employ 19.1 million workers--that's one in every seven employees
  • Between 1997 and 2007, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 44%, twice as fast as men-owned firms, and they added roughly 500,000 jobs while other privately-held firms lost jobs
  • If you are a woman who is considering starting or growing a small business, you are invited to attend the first of four Small Business Learning Series programs, Starting and Growing a Minority or Woman-Owned Business in SC at Richland Library.

    Greg Davis, Manager - Small Business Development, SC Department of Commerce and Stanley Foreman, Program Coordinator - Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance, will share their small business expertise with you by providing an overview of the many resources available to the small business owner and those considering small business ownership.

    Please join us at Richland Library for this first of four Small Business Learning Series programs on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. so that you can learn what you need to know to get your small business started and growing!

    Date, Time and Location: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 6:00 p.m., auditorium at Main Library, 1431 Assembly Street

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