Women are starting and running small businesses at a record rate not experienced before in the US. They are doing this with noteworthy skill, expertise, and determination that has made women’s entrepreneurship a driving force in our national economy.
Facts and figures are proof of the latest significant progress:*
- The US has 12.3 million women-owned businesses
- US women-owned businesses generate $1.8 trillion a year
- 40% of US businesses are women-owned
- 64% of those were started by women of color last year
- 62% of women entrepreneurs cite their business as their primary source of income
- Just 25% of women business owners seek business financing
*Women in Business Statistics. Fundera
And the list goes on!
Every Fall, since 2014, West Chester University (WCU) and SCORE gather local entrepreneurs, small businesses, SCORE mentors, and community partners together to celebrate, network, learn, and face the special challenges of starting up and growing woman-owned businesses.
Come join us on Friday, October 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the West Chester University Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center. 202 Carter Dr., West Chester.
Meet some new contacts, pick up some new ideas and get your questions answered at the WCU Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference: Driving Success & Being Your Best!
This educational conference is focused on how to face challenges, seize
opportunities, find support, and grow your business.
Hear the personal stories of women entrepreneurship and get advice from a talented group of successful women about how to seize opportunities, and find the support and guidance needed to help start, grow and advance local businesses.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
Register Now! Seating is limited.
Not able to join us in person?
Enter code Recording Only when registering, and be one of the first to receive a professionally-edited video of the entire conference to view at your convenience.
SCORE can help
Get to know the SCORE Mentors of Chester and Delaware County who can help you work through your business plans and identify your key areas of focus for 2023.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer business experts, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs nationwide. SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties has been operating since 1985, with 100 dedicated volunteers today who provide confidential mentoring at no charge and offer business seminars, workshops, and webinars to benefit the local community.
SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)