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Fifth Third eBus brings Financial Empowerment to the Women's Business Center

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In partnership with Fifth Third, the financial empowerment eBus will be making a stop at the WBC. You will have the opportunity to receive valuable information on requesting your credit report, financial education, internet banking and bill payment. A panel discussion will be facilitated by the WBC, representatives from different financial institutions will present financing options for you to start or expand your small business. This event is free and open to all.

Membership to the Women’s Business Center of Ohio is a $25 annual donation for anyone interested in joining. The benefits include access to the community room of laptops, desktops, print/fax machines, business consulting, classes networking events and more.

“The best thing about being a member of the WBC is the plethora of resources available to its member.” States Demayl Powell, member and owner of Sweet Smelling Savour. Sweet Smelling Savour, LLC "It's the BALM"

At the Women's Business Center of Ohio (WBC), the staff strive each day to remind members of their unique visions of success. The WBC is the only U.S. Small Business Administration-funded Women's Business Center in the state. As part of a national network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to assist women to start and grow small businesses. According to the SBA website, WBCs operate with the mission to, "Level the playing field for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business."

In just one year, the WBC, powered by the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI), has more than 200 members. It is the WBC's goal to help women become successful business owners, ranging from a new startup businesses or an existing business wishing to go to the next level. The WBC offers the tools for success to both new and established business, many of whom are socially and economically disadvantaged. Through ECDI’s lending and IDA programs, WBC members also have access to the capital needed to grow their business. "At the WBC we want your business to be a success and we will provide you with the knowledge and resources to make that happen.", quote form website.

Additional highlights of Saturday's event will be meeting the other members of the WBC; Heather L. Tapia-PWI Radio, Demayl Powell-Sweet Smelling Savour, Brandi Muhammad-JNY Bakery to name a few.

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