Women's Business Center - MAC


The Women’s Business Center of Southern Arizona (WBC) is leveling the playing field for women, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs. We provide comprehensive business and management training, one-on-one business counseling and wrap around professional and personal development services to equip individuals (especially those will low and middle incomes) with the confidence and tools they need to start and expand their businesses. A key contributor to economic development in Southern Arizona, the WBC is part of a national network of nearly 100 educational centers throughout the United States and its territories, which are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. The WBC Southern Arizona is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 


MASTER THE PITCH — $99 (English). Date/Time: Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Mastering the pitch should not just be a thing that only entrepreneurs do well. All of us at one point or another will be asked to articulate a vision, propose an idea on the spot, or talk about an organization we support to potential donors. And despite how much we know or how much we prepare, there are those moments when we freeze up or doubt our confidence in high pressure situations. Learning to pitch is something that can be mastered for professional and personal success! This workshop is facilitated by Ashley Bright Presents, renowned facilitator and mentor to hundreds of individuals in programs such as Social Venture Partners’ Fast Pitch, SEED SPOT, Phoenix Startup Week, Startup Tucson and more. This is a highly anticipated event. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

WBC ORIENTATION SESSIONS NO COST (English/Spanish). Occur every Tuesday 11:00-12:00 (English) and 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Spanish). These weekly "brown bag" workshops are REQUIRED for all clients new to the WBC. Spend your lunch hour hanging out with like-minded entrepreneurs as we introduce you to the services offered by the WBC. Orientation sessions are designed to help clients find the most optimal path to business success. Don't forget to bring your lunch. Location: Frances McClelland Community Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS — NO COST (English). February 21, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona invites you to our first in a series of Start Your Business workshops for 2017. The focus of this session will be how to use the Business Model Canvas, types of incorporation models, and basic startup tools. Workshop is open to all audiences. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

ONE-ON-ONE BUSINESS COACHING NO COST (English/Spanish). 1 HR PER SESSION. In order to register for a one-on-one business coaching session, clients MUST FIRST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION SESSION and fill out a client intake form. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the WBC provides high impact, relevant consulting services to help women business owners and managers achieve their goals, thereby strengthening the economy of the Southern Arizona region. 

WOMEN WHO KICK @S*! SERIES This monthly panel discussion features women entrepreneurs and change makers who are at the top of their game. Each month we highlight a new topic and invite women from Southern Arizona to share their stories, challenges, and insights. Stay tuned for our next event, TBD


Since 2000, the WBC is hosted by MAC-SA. MAC's strategic partnership with the YWCA Southern Arizona is enabling the WBC to leverage the strengths of both organizations to increase cost efficiency and expand the outreach to microbusiness start-ups, with a unique focus on the underserved, including women, Hispanics, Native Americans, moderate and low income people. The Women's Business Center 


Please call (520) 884-7810, ext. 7111 for more information or to inquire about volunteer opportunities.