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Women's Small Business Month Webinar -- Empowering Women Businesses

October 19, 2016
Wednesday 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Your Host: Small Business Majority

About this event
Women own nearly 10 million small businesses in America and contribute significantly to our economy's vitality, yet they face unique challenges in starting and running those businesses. 
Join Small Business Majority, Accion and women's business organizations across the country for a Women's Small Business Month webinar for women entrepreneurs. This webinar will provide education and resources on issues impacting women entrepreneurs, including access to capital, marketing and building a scalable business.
Topics include:

  • Access to Capital 101: Funding Options to Start and Grow Your Business presented by Rhea Aguinaldo with Small Business Majority
  • Seven Keys to Building a Scalable Business presented by Felena Hanson, Founder of Hera Hub
  • Marketing tips for small business owners presented by Dinah Grossman, Owner of Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain

A question and answer period will follow. 
About the presenters
Felena Hanson, Hera Hub
Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven. Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and community for female entrepreneurs who need a productive, professional place to work on a flexible basis.  She has three locations in San Diego County and is expanding nationally via a licensing model.  She’s on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by 2020. Felena and Hera Hub have been featured in Inc Magazine, the BBC News, Forbes, and the New York Times. She is a published author and international speaker.  Her book, “Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business” is available on Amazon.

Dinah Grossman, Spinning J Bakery and Soda Foundation
Dinah Grossman is Co-Owner of Spinning J Bakery & Soda Fountain on Chicago's West Side. She has 17 years of experience working in the restaurant industry, and has worked as a pastry chef in restaurants and bakeries across the country. She was the founder and owner of Cheap Tart Bakery, a pastry delivery service in Chicago, for four years prior to opening Spinning J. In Spinning J's first year of business, Grossman and her husband and co-owner grew the staff from five to 17 employees. Spinning J has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, RedEye Chicago, Chicago's Best TV, The Hungry Hound with Steve Dolinsky, Eater, Plate Magazine, and the New York Times. 

Rhea Aguinaldo, Small Business Majority
Rhea Aguinaldo manages outreach and education in Northern California for Small Business Majority on a wide range of small business issues, including access to capital, retirement security and workforce benefits. She also builds relationships with small business owners, business organizations and advocacy groups. Previously, Rhea worked at the National Asian American Coalition where she led statewide advocacy and managed micro-business technical assistance programs in underserved communities of color. Rhea's passion for small business stems from her parents, entrepreneurial immigrants who each started their own business when she was young.

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