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LEXINGTON, KY. (June 14, 2023) – This June, the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky (WBC) launched a business workshop series titled ‘Women in Business Empowerment Expo’ in Western Kentucky. The expo events, one in Bowling Green and one in Owensboro, are designed to equip female entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to launch and grow their businesses successfully.
“Entrepreneurs play a key role in strengthening Kentucky’s economy, and we launched this series to help women-owned businesses and aspiring female entrepreneurs by connecting them with tools and experienced business builders,” said Devanny King, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky. “I am grateful to our sponsors for supporting our efforts to set entrepreneurs up for success.”
The series begins with a workshop in Bowling Green on Wednesday, June 21, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST at the WKU Center for Research and Development, followed by an event in Owensboro on Thursday, June 22, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST at the Party Space Place, a local, woman-owned business. Expo admission costs $10.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 2022, more than 8 million small businesses existed in the United States, and more than 43 percent of Kentuckians worked for a small business.
Each workshop includes training on starting a business, finance basics, marketing, Quickbooks, and small business financing options. The events also provide opportunities to network with small business resource providers, lending institutions, and other local and regional entrepreneurs.
The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky, supported by the SBA and Community Ventures, is pleased to join with sponsors Truist Bank, South Central Bank, and First Bank to offer the Women in Business Empowerment Expo to aid female entrepreneurs in effectively starting and scaling their businesses.
“At Truist, our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities,” said Marlo Long, SVP-Community Development Manager. “That happens through real care to meet client needs, to empower teammates, and to lift up communities. We are proud to be part of this event which allows us to provide financial knowledge and to support growing women-owned small businesses in Bowling Green and Owensboro.”
For more information or to sign up for the Bowling Green expo, click here.
To learn more or register for the Owensboro workshop, click here.
About Women’s Business Center of Kentucky:
Founded in 2011, the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky helps women entrepreneurs, especially those economically or socially disadvantaged, start and grow businesses in Kentucky. The WBC is partly funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and hosted by Community Ventures Corporation, a private, non-profit community development organization.