North Carolina has ranked third for the growth of women-owned businesses over the past two decades. In Western North Carolina, a hub of entrepreneurial spirit and activity, women-owned businesses are important economic and community drivers. Still, women entrepreneurs face unique challenges in accessing capital and other resources they need to establish successful businesses.The WWBC is committed to helping start-up and existing women-owned businesses through providing technical assistance they need to succeed and achieve their business dreams. The WWBC is essential in providing financial education to women entrepreneurs in four ways:
- One-on-one assistance
- In-depth business coaching and counseling
- Educational opportunities
- Access to capital
By providing a full range of services, the WWBC meets the needs of women entrepreneurs facing challenges in accessing capital and resources to establish a successful business. From drafting a business plan to implementing and marketing your business, the WWBC helps women entrepreneurs to achieve their business dreams.
In addition to one-on-one assistance and coaching, the WWBC provides a range of educational opportunities for entrepreneurs. These are a few examples of the types of workshops and classes we offer. Please check our calendar for upcoming events.
This inspiring event brings together women entrepreneurs, business experts, nationally-renowned speakers, and artists for a full day of learning and networking.
We invite you to join us on June 22, 2017 at our 3rd Annual Western Women’s Business Center Conference: Her Story, Her Journey, in partnership with A-B Tech Small Business Center.
Networking & Workshops
These events offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn and engage with other business owners. Our monthly workshops focus on networking and discussion of business topics such as marketing, managing cash flow, financial tools, procurement and contracting, and more.
For entrepreneurs seeking more in-depth training on specific topics, we offer courses that focus on specific topics, such as:
- Quickbooks for the Small Business (4-week course)
- Business Loans Seminars (Monthly)