SBA Web chat series to offer tips for Utah women entrepreneurs

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The Small Business Administration is inviting Utah women who are interested in starting a business to participate in a series of one-hour Web chats during October.

In conjunction with Nation Women's Small Business Month, the SBA chats will offer advice on how to put together business plans, navigate the challenges of entering competitive markets, and establish the foundation for a successful and profitable enterprise.

Here are the subjects and their links:

"Starting and Growing Your Business" with Erin Andrew of the SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development. Participants can join the live Web chat, and also post questions beforehand, by visiting, and clicking on the Web chat event under "What's New." The session begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

"Finding Capital" with Jeanne Hulit, SBA associate administrator, Office of Capital Access. The session begins at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11. Go to

"Contracting with the Federal Government" with John Shoraka, associate administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development. The session will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16. Go to

"Business Opportunities for Young Women" with Ana Harvey, assistant administrator, Office of Women's Business Ownership. The session will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 25. Go to

To see archived Web chats, visit