FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2018
Jennifer Crea Aydjian, 856-234-2790
(MOUNT LAUREL, NJ) – On Friday, October 19, 2018, Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Herb Conaway, and Assemblywoman Carol Murphy will jointly host a Women’s Business Workshop at Rowan College Burlington County in Mount Laurel. The event will take place in Votta Hall and will run from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
“The goal of the Women’s Business Workshop is to provide women who already own a business or are thinking about starting one, with the resources they need to take that idea or business to the next level, and make it even more successful,” said Senator Singleton. “Simply put, women-owned businesses face unique challenges. That is why we have assembled a team of professionals from the public and private sectors who can provide top-notch guidance and advice to these entrepreneurs.”
The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a FREE breakfast, registration and networking; at 8:30 a.m. there will be welcoming remarks and then the workshops will run from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP here: www.senatorsingleton.com/wbw2018
“I am proud to stand alongside my colleagues, Senator Singleton and Assemblywoman Murphy, to promote the efforts of New Jersey’s women in business,” said Assemblyman Conaway. “South Jersey is home to nearly 24,000 women-owned businesses, which masterfully employ New Jerseyans from many different backgrounds. The Women’s Business Workshop pulls together the best and brightest business minds in our region to discuss practical information on how to raise capital and start or grow a business in a planned way. We applaud this effort and anticipate much success going forward.”
Working collaboratively with business and academic partners including the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Women Business Owners South Jersey and Rowan College Burlington County – the workshops will provide women business owners, or those who are thinking about starting a business, with practical and useful information. Specifically, participants can choose from the following workshops:
- Access to Capital: How to get the money you need to grow your business
Hosted by: Representatives of the NJ Economic Development Authority, US Small Business Administration, and M&T Bank
- Labor Laws 101: Understanding the rules and compliance for small businesses
Hosted by: Representatives of the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Parker McCay
- Starting/ Growing a Business: Mechanics of growing your business in a planned way
Hosted by: Representatives of the NJ Department of Treasury, Business Action Center, and Rutgers’ Small Business Development Center.
- Why Join an Association: Importance of mentorship and advocacy
Hosted by: Representatives of the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey, and the National Association of Women Business Owners – South Jersey.
“I’m delighted to partner with my district mates and our business community on this incredibly important initiative,” said Assemblywoman Murphy. “We hope this serves as an opportunity for both established women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to potentially build career-enhancing relationships. Each workshop features experts with a broad range of experience and unique insights that promote professional development. It’s imperative that we arm both women and men with the same tools and environment to support successful careers.”