Monthly Newsletter
Director's Corner:
Reflection from Tasha,
Executive Director
We are excited to Spring Forward in numerous ways this upcoming month! In the month of April, we will be closing out our first 12-week Business Training Program, Ready! Set! Launch! Our students have inspired us to be our best, and we hope to leave a positive impression on them, as well. The pandemic continues to cause angst, yet we continue to pull together as a people and support each other one day, one conversation, and one moment at a time.

The positive energy we get from each of you makes us know that we are headed in the right direction, and that Spring and so many good things are on the horizon. So, grant us the opportunity to support you in your growth. This month, expect to see a lot of new industry specific initiatives come out of the Women's Business Center; it's because you have spoken, and we and our partners are listening and learning along this journey with you.

Here's to new beginnings, and in the words of Maya Angelou, "I have heard it said that winter, too, will pass, that spring is a sign that summer is due at last. See, all we have to do is hang on."

- Tasha Pettis-Bonds
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Women’s Business Center
Executive Director
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Keep reading below for more info on our special April programs, recurring events, and other updates!
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Special April Workshop Series: Square Biz

Join us every Friday in April at 12PM as we share candid conversations with industry-specific business owners on their lessons and experience in entrepreneurship.

See below for the full list of industry-specific sessions and links to register:
Fri, Apr 2, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Catering & Restaurants - Square Biz Virtual Series
Fri, Apr 9, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Licensed Therapists - Square Biz Virtual Series
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Retail - Square Biz Virtual Series
Fri, Apr 23, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Home Healthcare - Square Biz Virtual Series
Fri, Apr 30, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Networking & Marketing - Square Biz Virtual Series
Lunch with a Banker

Virtual Weekly Workshop!

You asked, we delivered!
More Business Banking-focused workshops on various FAQ's.
Every Wednesday at Noon.
See below for the weekly topics and links to register.
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Virtual Lunch With a Banker - Which Loan Product is Right For You? -Midwest
Wed, Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Virtual Lunch With a Banker - Treasury/Cash Management Services -US Bank
Wed, Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Virtual Lunch With a Banker - The Loan Process from Beginning to End - CIBC
Wed, Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM CST
Virtual Lunch With a Banker - 5Cs of Credit - CIBC
More Workshops!

Do you want insight on elevating the Client Experience in your business, or on How To Monetize Your Skills? Get expert insight from our business growth experts about maximizing your business success.
Check out our workshops below!
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 5:00 PM CST
How To Monetize Your Skills Virtual Workshop with Black Anthology
Wed, Apr 21, 2021 10:00 AM CST
Reimagining Your Business During The Pandemic Virtual Workshop
Virtual Legal Clinic, every month,
with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.
An opportunity to ask questions 1-1 with a volunteer attorney about business formation, trademark, employees/contractors, and more.
Sign up for a 30 minute session below.
Tue, Apr 20, 2021 5:00 PM CST
Legal Clinic
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