#HeforShes Champions on How Women Business Owners Can Access Opportunities

We caught up with Luis Concepcion, winner of the 2019 #HeforShes Champion award and previous honoree, George Ehrgott, to see what they had to say about how WBEs can best connect with the opportunities available to them. The number one takeaway? Get involved! Meeting supplier diversity pros at WBEC-East events is a great way to connect with allies within corporations like Luis and George.

WBEC-East Annual Awards Celebration
Thursday, September 26, 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Cescaphe Ballroom, 923 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA

Do you want to recognize Council Members and Women's Business Enterprises that are making a difference? Nominate them for an award! The WBEC-East Annual Awards Celebration recognizes businesses, Council members, and business women who are making a difference for women owned businesses in the region.

The submission deadline for all applications is August 1 st .  
Events & Workshops
Jump Start Entrepreneurial Prep Course
5 weeks, Starting July 23, 6 - 9 PM
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia
A low-cost, flexible five-week workshop series that helps prospective business owners increase their chances for success and reduce the risks associated with starting a business. You can pick and choose the workshops that interest you, or you can register for the entire series at a discount.

Topics include:
  • Adopting the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Market Research
  • Financial Analysis
  • The Business Plan
  • The Business Launch
Putting the Pieces Together: One Day to Visualize Your Business Model
Saturday, July 27, 2019 10AM - 2PM 
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia 
A one day workshop to visualize your business model using the Business Model Canvas tool. The workshop will help you break your business ideas into the ten blocks that make up the Business Model Canvas.
Orientation & Business Assessment
Thursday, July 11, 5:45PM - 7:30 PM
WBEC-East Training Center
Philadelphia, PA
If you're just getting started on your journey of entrepreneurship or want to know more about us, this is where you start!
Wednesdays, September 11 - November 14 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM 
WBEC-East Training Center, Philadelphia 
The ultimate entrepreneurial prep course for women with a strong business concept. This is a 10 week long course designed to guide prospective entrepreneurs through the business planning process.
Orientation & Business Assessment
Saturday, August 10, 10:00AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, September 4, 5:45PM-7:30PM
WBEC-East Training Center
Philadelphia, PA
If you're just getting started on your journey of entrepreneurship or want to know more about us, this is where you start!
Listening to Your Business
September 13, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
FHLBank Pittsburgh

Created for experienced business owners, this hands-on workshop will help you take an eye-opening deep dive into your business.
Annual Awards Celebration
September 26th, 4:30 PM-8:00 PM
Cescaphe Ballroom, Philadelphia

Join us in honoring the women business enterprises, corporations, government agencies, and community members who are making a difference by opening the doors of opportunity to women business owners.
Online Ed2Go Courses
6-Week Long Programs
Sessions Begin July 17 and August 14
We get it. Being a business owner can make it hard to make in-person workshops. Check out our convenient online courses, from the comfort of your own home or office!

Topics Include:
Accounting Fundamentals
A to Z Grant Writing
Using Social Media in Business
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Start Your Own Online Business
Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel Fundamentals of Supervision & Management
Keys to Effective Communication
Scenes From the WBENC Conference in Baltimore
Welcome, Newly Certified WBEs!
Certified In June 2019
Aero Tech Designs, Inc.
Algorhythm IO Inc.
All About Events, LLC
A Meeting Company
Baker Young Corporation
C & C Lighting, LLC
Choice Professional Cleaners LLC
Digs Living LLC
East Coast Access, LLC
FCI Multiple Services Corp.
JEM Industries, LLC
Kent Design Leinart Consulting
MC Builders LLC
MIA Solutions LLC
MEG Glass Inc.
Mingle Beverage Company LLC
M & J Excavation, Inc.
Oteri's Italian Bakery
Reyna Information Technology Services, LLC
Rukhi LLC
EM Legal Group LLC dba Elias Mickle Kennedy LLC
Staff USA LLC dba Top Staff USA
From Our Partners
Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair
July 25th, 8:30am-12pm
Salem, NJ

PSEG and the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) invite you to attend and meet PSEG's procurement team, prime suppliers, NJ regulated utilities, and supplier diversity business advocate organizations. WBEC-East will have a table, come say hi!
Eastern MSDC Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship Golf Invitational
July 22, 2019
Atlantic City Country Club, NJ  

The Youth Entrepreneur Scholarship Golf Invitational is a fundraising endeavor that supports the activities, goals, and objectives of the Council. The event provides entrepreneurs and corporate representatives the opportunity to network, build relationships, and develop partnerships.