The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center is encouraging local female entrepreneurs to apply for an intensive program of education, business planning, and business counseling. The program is open to women who want to start their own businesses or expand an existing business.
Sponsored by Citibank, the Inland Empire Women’s Business Center, a program of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The educational program titled, “It’s Your Time: An Entrepreneurial Training Series for Women,” will require selected participants to attend a minimum of 12 workshops, meet individually with a business counselor, and write a business plan.
The cost of participation is based on a sliding scale and can range from a low of $25 to a maximum of $130 for all program services and is open to women living in both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Applications are currently available online at www.iewbc.org and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 23. Participants who are accepted before the program orientation on August 7, can begin attending workshops immediately. Early applications are encouraged and late applications will not be accepted.
The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center is located at 3780 Market St. in Riverside. It provides business counseling, training and mentoring designed for women business owners. The center is opened Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only. For more information visit www.iewbc.org or contact Michelle Skiljan at (909) 890-1242.