Palm Desert, California – Applications are now being accepted for an intensive program of education, business planning, and business counseling for women who want to start their own businesses.
“It’s Your Time: Entrepreneurial Training Series for Women” provides women education, business counseling and individual support to help them develop a workable business idea.
Participants selected for the program, offered by the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center, must attend a minimum of 12 workshops, work individually with a business counselor for at least two hours, and write a business plan.
The cost to participate is based on income, and ranges from a minimum of $25 to a maximum of $130 for all program services. The program is open to women living in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.
Three graduating participants will be selected to receive an award to help launch their new ventures.
An online application for the program is available at the CVWBC’s website and must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. September 16.
Late applications will not be accepted. Program orientation for qualified participants will be held on September 21. Participants will have until early December to complete the program requirements.
The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center, located at 77806 Flora Road, Suite A in Palm Desert, is a program of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino. The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit the CVWBC website, http://www.iewbc.org/ or contact Kim Scanlan at (760) 345-9200.
Housed in the College of Business and Public Administration, IECE, which administers the program in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is inland Southern California’s leading organization dedicated to supporting and promoting entrepreneurship. The CVWBC provides business counseling, training and mentoring designed for women business owners.
Set in the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in inland Southern California. CSUSB serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB is listed among the best colleges and universities in the western United States, according to The Princeton Review, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report and Money Magazine.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu