February 10, 2012

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Advice and Tips on Starting a Business Offered In SBA's February Web Chat

February 6, 2012

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Thursday, February 16, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration's February web chat will offer business start-up advice for entrepreneurs.  If you are considering starting a business in 2012, SBA can be valuable resource to help you find a mentor, improve your business skills and get training to help boost your ideas.

WHO: Janice Washington, state director of the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network, will host the February web chat on "New Year, New Business: How to Start it Right."  An experienced business consultant and former business owner, Washington will answer questions about the early steps to take when starting a business, and the tools and resources that can help to get a small business idea off the ground. 

WHAT: SBA's web chat series provides small business owners with an opportunity to discuss relevant business issues online with experts, industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.  Chat participants have direct, real-time access to the web chats via questions they submit online in advance, and during the live session.  Participants will gain valuable information on how to participate in the program to gain increased access to government contracting opportunities. 

WHEN: February 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Washington will answer questions for one hour.      

HOW: Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions before the February 16th chat, by going online to http://www.sba.gov/, and click on the web chat event under What's New.

To review archives of past web chats, visit online at http://www.sba.gov/content/monthly-web-chat.

Contact: Cecelia Taylor (202) 401-3059
Internet Address: http://www.sba.gov/news
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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration

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