10/24/21: Tools, Resources, Information and Connection Bulletin October 25 - 29, 2021


For Businesses Under $1 million in revenue: The Foundation of the Women Presidents Organization (FWPO) Build Your Business Program aims to support women-owned businesses who are striving to reach $1M in annual revenue by providing education on strategic and operational issues common to all small businesses and start-ups. The program features successful women entrepreneurs who share their stories and experiences with other women business owners as a way of giving back. Join us to connect, grow and learn from WPO members, Chairs and other successful women!
WHEN:      Thursday  October 28, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm ET  AND  Tuesday November 2, 2021 | 1:00-2:30pm ET 
WHERE:    via Zoom 
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER                                    

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently authorized and recommended booster doses of Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines in addition to the Pfizer boosters previously authorized. They also provided authorization to receive a booster dose of a vaccine different from the one originally received (mix and match dosing). COVID-19 booster vaccines are available for people who completed their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, and who are:

For people who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Small Business Administration

Join the SBA on October 28, 2021 for an online panel discussion with disabled-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic. Learn more about SBA resources to help entrepreneurs compete in the marketplace, receive counseling, and launch or expand businesses. Also, learn more about disability inclusion and discovering untapped sources of talent. Register

During National Veterans Small Business Week, November 1-5, 2021, join the SBA and its extensive partner network for a series of virtual events hosted across the country. The events will feature information to help you start, grow, or expand your veteran-owned small business. Learn more

Tuesday October 26 | 11:00am EST eCommerce and exporting are strategies that are increasingly used by U.S. small businesses to grow and gain resilience. Most small businesses are rethinking their use of digital tools and eCommerce is expanding exponentially. Join SBA’s Acting Associate Administrator for International Trade to learn about opportunities for women-owned businesses and get your questions answered. Participants will learn about grants for exporters and a range of other resources that are available for your business from SBA and other agencies. REGISTER



Monday October 25 | 1:00pm ET The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is hosting a public meeting today. This online meeting will allow the Council to provide an update on its latest initiatives and policy development. Each of the Council’s subcommittees (Access to Capital & Opportunity, Women in S.T.E.M., and Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship) will present their priorities and projects before the full body and the public. 
Supplementary Information
During the live event, attendees will be in listen-only mode and may submit additional questions via the Q&A feature. This meeting will be streamed using Microsoft Teams. For technical assistance, please visit the Microsoft Teams Support Page. All public comments will be included on the meeting record, which will be available on www.nwbc.gov under the “2022 Public Meetings” section. 


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