“Evolve Her” workshop for women entrepreneurs, register by Sept. 14

Berks/Schuylkill and Lehigh Valley SCORE chapters and The Pennsylvania Community Development and Finance Corp. (PCDfc) will present to Berks and surrounding communities a full day workshop for women-owned businesses called “Evolve Her.”

“Evolve Her” is a workshop designed for Women entrepreneurs in Berks County, Lehigh County and surrounding communities. Small Business women-owners will be given the opportunity to network with other women entrepreneurs and gain knowledge through others experiences.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery, 340 Old Route 22, Kutztown.

The workshop will offer educational sessions and networking with other growth-oriented and innovative women entrepreneurs from across the region. Sessions will cover such topics as “Growing Your Small Business-Harvest Some New Ideas” and “Who Runs the World? Digitally Savvy Women Entrepreneurs.” Roundtable discussions have been incorporated into the agenda with a focus on small business financing, health care, social media, and more. Registration is required, and a fee of $40 includes breakfast and lunch. Networking will follow immediately after the workshop.

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Space is limited. Registration is required by Sept. 14. Register at http://bit.ly/evolveher. For questions, please contact Jo Lynn Entzminger, PCDfc at jolynnentzminger@pcdfc.com or 610-898-6151.

The SCORE Association is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business administration made up of counselors to America’s Small Business, with a mission to grow the economies and jobs in local communities by providing mentoring and education to small business owners. Providing services which span a business’s entire life cycle from pre-startup through business maturity, and mentoring is always FREE.

The Pennsylvania Community Development and Finance Corp. (PCDfc) is a nonprofit, Certified Development Company (CDC) which is licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and partner with Lenders to provide financing to small businesses. PCDfc takes pride in helping small business owners navigate the steps to securing an SBA 504 loan. Visit www.pcdfc.com for more information.

Workshop sponsors are Tompkins Vist, Constant Contact, Riverview Bank, Fulton Bank, Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce.