OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S BUSINESS UNIVERSITY
THE CHAMBER seeks to continue providing value to chamber members by supporting business owners in their growth and business strategies.
Underestimating the difficulty of starting a business is one of the biggest obstacles entrepreneurs face. However, success can be yours if you are patient, willing to work hard, and take all the necessary steps. According to the SBA, over 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years.
Women in particular have difficulty in finding funding, mentors and resources to help them succeed.
THE CHAMBER has recognized a gap in services with Women Business Owners. Striving to provide solutions to the many challenges faced by Women Business Owners, we have formed a Women’s Business University (WBU) to empower entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge to succeed on a very intense and detailed journey.
THE CHAMBER’s WBU endeavors to provide women business owners class instruction on business information in key core business areas necessary for growth. In addition to class instruction, women business owners will meet with an assigned mentor who will hold them accountable for steps necessary to take their business to the next level.
WBU is for Women who have owned a business between 1-5 years, have a minimum of 51% ownership, annual revenue below $100,000, are coachable and want a mentoring relationship. WBU will have a small class size and offer instruction on preparing a SWOT analysis as well as present experts for instruction in core areas of Finance, Marketing/PR, Human Resources, Strategic Organization, and Networking/Business Development.
A non-refundable application process is required, along with a commitment in the yearlong program for class attendance and mentoring meetings.
CHAMER members will be given first option of limited space available
for the upcoming class beginning in January.
For many successful business owners, failure was never an option. Armed with drive, determination, and a positive mindset, these individuals view any setback as only an opportunity to learn and grow and THE CHAMBER continues to provide you with the business tools necessary for business expansion. When it comes to the success of any new business, you — the business owner — are ultimately the “secret” to your success. Most self-made millionaires possess average intelligence. What sets them apart is their openness to new knowledge and their willingness to learn whatever it takes to succeed.