BCC Small Business Center Empowers Womenpreneurs
November 17, 2022 – The BCC Small Business Center celebrated Global Entrepreneur Week in a big way. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, with help from a grant from NC IDEA, it assembled a powerhouse of entrepreneurs, all women, as part of its first-ever Womenpreneur Empowerment Summit.
Held at the Virginia Williamson Event Center, the sold-out Summit featured more than 15 speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops, breakout sessions, networking, and much more. Attendees were business owners representing a whole host of industries, including jewelry sales, holistic consultants, filmmakers, bankers, trainers, authors, and retail, to name just a few.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our community, yet women made up 49% of businesses started last year,” said April Scott, Director of the BCC Small Business Center. “The summit’s focus was bringing female entrepreneurs together in a safe space to share struggles and strengths and to empower, educate and celebrate. The outpouring of attendees’ appreciation has proven that this event provided more than we could have expected. I left feeling more empowered and grateful to be in a position that allows me to help others reach their dreams.”
Small Business Saturday is on November 26. If you need help with your business or want to start one, we invite you to contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org. The BCC Small Business Center offers free confidential coaching and consulting services. If you are looking for a home for your business, we can help with that too. The SBC has Co-Working space available at the Leland Center. Incubator space for manufacturing startups is also open. Learn more about these opportunities in support of your business success by visiting our website at https://www.brunswickcc.edu/home/find-a-program/business-industry-training/small-business-center/. Enjoy these photo highlights.