We Are Women – Watch Us Soar

More women than ever are now considering self-employment as an option.

Are you one of them?

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), Halton Region Small Business Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, invites you to join us for a business event for Women Entrepreneurs to learn, connect and soar!

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Halton Regional Centre
Registration fee: $30.00/person
www.halton.ca/soar

Did you know?

  • Between 1999 and 2009, the number of self-employed females increased by 13 per cent compared with 10 per cent for men.  In 2010, over 900,000 of the 2.6 million self-employed workers inCanadawere women (Statistics Canada, 2010).
  • Today, women retain ownership in 47 per cent of Canada’s 1.6 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and majority ownership in 16 per cent of Canadian SMEs (IndustryCanada, 2010).
  • According to the Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth, women-owned businesses represent significant untapped potential to expand the Canadian economy.

For more information on Strategies to Support Women’s Enterprise Growth, check out the full report: Action Strategies to Support Canadian Women-owned Enterprises from The Canadian Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth. The Taskforce is a national and non-partisan consortium of prominent female business owners, small business training agencies, academics, and industry associations.

Hope to see you on March 6! And remember, the Halton Region Small Business Centre is here to help.  Call and make an appointment to talk to one of our Small Business Consultants.  We can help direct you through the process.  Also, check out our schedule of upcoming seminars. Contact us at 1-866-442-5866, www.haltonsmallbusiness.ca, smallbusinesss@halton.ca or visit us at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. You can also follow us on Twitter @haltonecdev and Facebook at www.facebook.com/HaltonSBEC.

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