We are here to:
- Help local businesses
- Introduce the rest of the world to LqP
- Support young entrepreneurs
We have a few ongoing programs:
Please contact us for more information!
Are you having trouble obtaining funding for your business?
Through this free statewide webinar, Small Business Majority and the Colorado Enterprise Fund will help you navigate the funding landscape to connect you with resources to help you obtain the capital you need to start and grow your woman-owned business in Colorado.
For entrepreneurs, getting a loan could mean the difference between success and failure. However, one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners and entrepreneurs has been and continues to be the inability to access sufficient credit and capital.
Topics of discussion include:
- An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA’s loan guarantee program, community banks and credit unions, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
- Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights
- Key questions to consider when seeking funding
- Tips to help determine the best option for your small business
- Helpful tools and resources
A question and answer period will follow.
We are pleased to have The Women’s Foundation of Colorado as a sponsor and the U.S. Small Business Administration-Colorado District Office will participate in this event.
For more information about funding options, visit our Small Business Access to Capital Resource Portal at www.smallbusinessportal.org/capital
On April 11, 2017, Granite Falls Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Networking Luncheon 11:30 am – 1:00 pm that will include a visit from the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program. Attending will be:
Jim Hegman, Deputy UI Division Director
Michael Vaughn, UI Outreach Manager
Lynne Batzli, UI Outreach Specialist
They will give a very brief presentation about the Unemployment Insurance Program. The main purpose of the visit, however, is to listen and learn about what is going on in our community. They look forward to hearing about your experiences and impressions with UI.
Lunch will be served, please RSVP so we have an idea of the numbers. Call the chamber office at 320-564-4039 or e-mail email@example.com
Are you having trouble obtaining funding for your business? Through these free national webinars, we will help you navigate the funding landscape and connect you with resources to help you obtain the capital needed to start and grow your business.
Upcoming Dates and Times:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT
Operating an employee benefit plan can be challenging, especially for small and medium sized employers who have limited time, resources, and access to professional help with benefit programs. To help increase awareness and understanding about basic fiduciary responsibilities when operating a retirement or health benefit plan, the Department of Labor is presenting the Getting It Right – Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities webcast series.
The webcast series will help employers and service providers understand how the fiduciary responsibility provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) apply to employer-sponsored retirement and health plans, and provide information on how to avoid common problems in managing a plan.
- Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00am PT
- Thursday, March 16, 2017, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00am PT
- Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 2:00 pm ET / 11:00am PT
Power of the Purse is an exciting event that brings together women from throughout southwest Minnesota with a commitment to our youngest learners. All money raised will be used for local initiatives that help effectively prepare young children in our area for kindergarten. Proceeds from this event support efforts such as Imagination Library, Wild About Kindergarten Bags, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and more!
The evening includes: fabulous purses, silent auction, delicious food, ladies’ night out and an investment in early childhood education! The 2017 Power of the Purse event is scheduled for 6:00pm on Thursday, April 27th at the Ramada Inn, Marshall.
Tickets are on-sale now at www.unitedwayswmn.org or can be purchased at the United Way of Southwest Minnesota office at 800 East Main Street in Marshall. Individual tickets are $40.00. Tables of six, eight and/or ten are available.
You could be a winner…
Grand Opening Essay Contest / Minnesota Capitol Restoration
Great to hear about smart women!
Again for 2017, CERTs (Clean Energy Resource Teams) interviewed 18 women who are playing major roles advancing clean energy in Minnesota. They talked with us about what they do, how they got into the field, the things that inspire them, and tips for others.