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16th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Expo-November 9, 2006

16th Annual Entrepreneurial Women's Expo

Attend the Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year at the 16th Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s Expo on November 9th!

This award winning event, held on November 9 at the DuPont Country Club, motivates and inspires entrepreneurial women at all levels to focus on the future, build lasting relationships, and learn from each other.

The Expo will provide attendees, exhibitors and sponsors with endless networking opportunities, outstanding educational workshops, a business resource area, and a luncheon program featuring the “Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year” award presentation. Keynote speaker Kathy Dempsey of Keep Shedding! will share her life-altering story, plus individual and organizational growth strategies. An award winning speaker, author and past president of the National Speaker Association’s mid-Atlantic chapter, Ms. Dempsey’s clients include Johnson & Johnson, Clemson University, Habitat for Humanity and the American Heart Association.

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    2 thoughts on “16th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Expo-November 9, 2006

    1. Alan Coffey

      The State Economic Development Office recently stated that we have plenty of one person women entrepreneurs, but what we have trouble with is growing those companies.

      I wonder that they do not have a specific target in this area.

    2. Alan Coffey

      I just ran accross an article in the Wall Street Journal Online that offers tips for women who are starting businesses. And, of course, it applies to anyone starting a business and echos what you have been preaching here on your blog.


      Tips for women starting businesses.
      The number of women-owned firms increased nearly 20% between 1997 and 2002, compared with a 10% increase in the number of all U.S. firms during the same period, according to a eport from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

      WHAT TO DO: Check out the SBA’s online women’s business center or visit the Web site of the National Women’s Business Council for resources that can help you launch a new business. Read about angel funding for tactics on approaching investors and lending programs that offer aid to aspiring female entrepreneurs. Find out why few women invest in franchises because of a lack of capital and see which male-dominated industries are starting to attract more women. See tips for mothers with young children on how to make a home-based business work. Read about a mother-and-daughter-owned venture and how two women launched a company that teaches golf to women, overcoming the challenges of entering an industry that wasn’t very welcoming to women. -By Sarah E. Needleman, 9/06/06

      U.S. Nonfarm Firms by Gender of Ownership, 1997 and 2002
      Gender of Ownership Firms (number) Receipts (millions of dollars)
      Women-owned firms (2002) 6,489,483 $940,775
      Women-owned firms (1997) 5,417,034 $818,669
      Men-owned firms (2002) 13,184,529 $7,073,165
      Men-owned firms (1997) 11,374,194 $6,635,375
      All U.S. firms (2002) 22,974,685 $22,627,167
      All U.S. firms (1997) 20,821,934 $18,553,243
      Source: Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration

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