Updated: Mar 24
by Writing by Design Media, Inc. Staff
Governmental agencies have been working to assist women entrepreneurs navigate during the pandemic.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has over 136 women’s business centers to help women entrepreneurs grow and develop businesses. Due to setbacks with COVID-19, women entrepreneurs have been faced with challenges.
“As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I want to encourage Tennessee women entrepreneurs to access Ascent, the Agency’s new online learning tool that can aid in the growth and expansion of their businesses. Also, please contact the SBA Tennessee District Office (TNDO) to learn more about the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program,” said LaTanya Channel, SBA Tennessee Director.
On March 29, 2021, the TNDO is hosting an in-depth webinar on the program stated Channel.
Resources are available to help women entrepreneurs grow and learn.
Danielle McGee, founder of Black Business Boom, shares her journey as an entrepreneur who has operated multiple business ventures.
“I have learned so many things since I received my master’s degree in business administration. As a solopreneur, you have to perform multiple roles,” said McGee.
While many entrepreneurs believe obtaining a business license is all that it takes, McGee stated that I learned about the operational aspects of managing a business which included the basics of writing a business plan. She attended an entrepreneurship program at Corner to Corner Academy in Nashville, Tenn.
McGee offers digital marketing services to small businesses via online platforms such as Facebook and an app targeted to African American business owners called Black Owned Nashville. She works with other entrepreneurs to help learn more about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship through other training programs in Nashville.
Entrepreneurs are always faced with challenges due to the nature of the work. McGee has dealt with some challenges and she shares these business lessons:
“Have the right people on your team, relinquish control, outsource projects, assess the value of your time and develop a self-care work balance life.”
To learn more about the U.S. SBA, visit sba.gov.
To learn more about Danielle McGee, visit https://www.blackbusinessboom.com