SBA to offer web chat on starting a business


Submitted by the U.S. Small Business Administration

WASHINGTON “ The U.S. Small Business Administration February web chat will offer business startup advice for entrepreneurs. If you are considering starting a business in 2012,  the Small Business Administration provides resources for finding a mentor, improving your business skills and getting training to help boost your ideas.

Janice Washington, state director of the Arizona Small Business Development Center Network, will host a web chat called New Year, New Business: How to Start it Right from noon to 1 p.m. Central Standard Time Feb. 16. An experienced business consultant and former business owner, Washington will answer questions about the early steps to take when starting a business and the tools and resources that can help to get a small business idea off the ground. SBA web chat series provides small business owners with an opportunity to discuss relevant business issues online with experts, industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Chat participants have direct, real-time access to the web chats via questions they submit online in advance, and during the live session. Participants will gain valuable information on how to participate in the program to gain increased access to government contracting opportunities.

Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions before the Feb.16 chat by clicking on the web chat event under What New at To review archives of past web chats, visit online at