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Ascent (online digital learning platform for women small business owners) Launch Thursday, January 7, 2021 12 pm Central / 11 am Mountain

January 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Announcing Ascent. The online learning platform that is packed with resources women need to set and achieve their business goals. Join the Ascent.

Webinar: Ascent Launch

Thursday, January 7, 2021

12 pm Central / 11 am Mountain

Please join SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza for the ground-breaking launch of Ascent, the online digital learning platform for women small business owners. Ascent is the first-of-its-kind online resource specifically designed to help the nearly 10 million American women entrepreneurs grow and scale their small business.

This virtual event will include discussion panels with real women entrepreneurs, success stories leaders, and a take a look into how the Ascent platform can help you on your small business journey. Discussions will include small business solutions to Disaster and Economic Recovery, Strategic Marketing, Your People, Business Financial Strategies, and Access to Capital.


About Ascent
Ascent is an online digital learning platform that utilizes a modern, e-learning experience specifically targeted for female entrepreneurs who want to grow or scale their existing business. All content is backed by research on the needs of empowering women business owners and female entrepreneurs.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

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Virtual Boots to Business Reboot

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Minnesota District Office, in collaboration with the Veteran Business Outreach Center, is hosting a virtual Boots 2 Business Reboot via ZOOM.

The Boots to Business Reboot Course is the two-step entrepreneurial training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration that teaches participants valuable business skills for entrepreneurs and is taught by industry experts, top professors and officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration and it’s resource partners.

Boots to Business Reboot is great for any era veteran, service member (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) or spouse who has an interest in starting his or her own business now or in the future.


Women’s Leadership Program – ND Women’s Business Center

Applications for the 2021 Women’s Leadership Program are OPEN!

Bismarck Class – The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021

Fargo Class – The deadline to apply is April 30th, 2021

Learn More

Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made when requested in advance. Contact SBA at 701.239.5131 or [email protected].

All of the SBA’s programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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