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Webinar on Tools & Resources for Women in Entrepreneurship: Sept 23 @ 2pm EDT
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Webinar on Resources for Growing Small Businesses: Get the Archived Webinar here

On a core mission to empower America's small businesses, AnyMeeting, ( a leading provider of web, video and phone conferencing for small business, together with Comcast Business are providing a free webinar series to kick-start business growth, featuring guest speakers from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). On Tuesday, September 23, Tools and Resources for Women in Entrepreneurship will be the focus.

More than 1,200 New Businesses are Started by Women Each Day in the U.S.

Women are starting companies at blazing speed. The number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. rose by 68 percent, while the overall growth rate for companies was 47 percent, according to an American Express analysis of Census Bureau figures. Women are starting an estimated 1,288 companies each day, up from 602 in 2011-12.

Erin Andrew, assistant administrator, SBA Office of Women's Business Ownership, will provide an overview of resources and tools specifically available to women entrepreneurs and small business owners across America. The Office of Women's Business Ownership's mission is to establish and oversee a network of Women's Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs, especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses. In the upcoming webinar, Andrews will address the following topics:

  • The importance of empowering women entrepreneurs
  • Overview of SBA's National Women's Business Center network
  • Existing SBA tools for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Recent changes to SBA programs that will help increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs

AnyMeeting Delivers the Edge for Healthy Small Business Growth

New businesses started by women and men have proliferated, in part due to the challenging job market. AnyMeeting founder and CEO Costin Tuculescu commented on the momentum that he is seeing among small business customers: "Our focus here at AnyMeeting is on providing easy-to-use, affordable conferencing tools that enhance the growth and efficiency of small business -- a focus that is driving our own success as new small businesses emerge. Building on that mission, we're pleased to be presenting this valuable webinar series, together with Comcast Business, to further empowering small businesses to succeed."

Archived here, the first of the SBA series, entitled Resources for Growing Small Business, drew record registrations and attendance. Calvin Goings, regional administrator leading SBA's economic development efforts in the Pacific Northwest, discusses resources that help empower small business -- the backbone of America's economy. 

"Today, more than half of working Americans work for a small business, and small businesses have created about 65% of net new jobs over the past 15 years," said Goings. "Small businesses are the drivers of innovation and competitiveness and they are the key to the long term growth of our economy."

More information about the webinars, hosted by AnyMeeting and Comcast Business, including how to register and view sessions live-streamed or archived is here or visit:

About AnyMeeting

AnyMeeting pioneered the small business Web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business." Since then, it has grown to more than 600,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options. AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company's proven Software as a Service platform. Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration. For more information, please visit

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