Women's Business Center Programs & Services

1. Your First Step

WBC ORIENTATION SESSIONS - click here to register

Every other Monday • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (Spanish) • 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (English) 

Coming to an Orientation Session is required for all new WBC clients who want access to personalized, one-on-one counseling. Hang out with like-minded entrepreneurs, network, and learn our methods. Location: YWCA South Campus, 243 W. 33rd Street.

 

2. Business Coaching

By appointment only - call (520) 884-7810

 

3. Upcoming Classes & Programs

JUNE 3: InnovateHER 2017 Pitch Competition

Location: Frances McClelland Community Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. InnovateHER is a cross-cutting prize competition to unearth innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. This year's regional competition will be held at the Frances McClelland Community Center on Saturday, June 3 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. General Admission is free to the public. Last day for submissions is May 24 at 11:59 p.m. More information is at www.ywcatucson.org/InnovateHER2017. 

JUNE 10: Taller de Negocios (Spanish)

Ubicación: Frances McClelland Community Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave. 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. En este mini-taller aprenderás como construir un Plan de Negocios profesional; conocerás las herramientas para conducir búsquedas de información demográfica, los tipos de estados financieros más comunes, y lo que buscan los bancos y compañías de microfinanciamiento cuando hacen decisiones sobre otorgar préstamos. Costo: $25. Haz click aquí para registrarte.

JUNE 17: Taller de Negocios (Spanish)

Ubicación: Frances McClelland Community Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave. 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. En este mini-taller aprenderás como construir un Plan de Negocios profesional; conocerás las herramientas para conducir búsquedas de información demográfica, los tipos de estados financieros más comunes, y lo que buscan los bancos y compañías de microfinanciamiento cuando hacen decisiones sobre otorgar préstamos. Costo: $25. Haz click aquí para registrarte.

JULY 13: Tucson Visionistas: Vision Board Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs

Location: Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink, 101 E. Pennington 5:30-7:30 p.m. Facilitated by Kelly Melsted, this workshop is designed for women entrepreneurs looking for a little inspiration and direction this summer. Whether you're trying to turn your side-hustle into your full-time gig or just want to hang out with like-minded and innovative women, this workshop is the perfect excuse to stop making excuses and live the life you've always wanted. The cost to attend is FREE. The food and beverage tab is on you ;) Click here to register.

JULY 20: Women Who Kick @$$ Series—Women in Retail  

Location: Sand Reckoner Tasting Room, 501 N. 7th Ave. 6:00-8:00 p.m. This edgy panel discussion series is back this summer featuring some of Tucson's most influential women in retail. Join us for an evening of business and industry insights like no other. Want to find out who's on the panel? Follow the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona on Facebook and stay tuned for updates! Cost: FREE. Click here to register.  

SEPTEMBER 12: WBC/NAWBO Luncheon

Location: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Join us for the mother of all luncheons as the WBC joins forces with the Tucson Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners for three hours of networking, entrepreneurship, and lunch keynote. Cost: $25 for members ($30 for non-members). Registration is at nawbotucson.org. 

NOVEMBER 10: 2017 Women's Leadership Conference

Location: JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. First of all, this year's keynotes are amazing! Ashley Callingbull (2015 Mrs. Universe); Brit Gilmore (President, Giving Keys) and Ariana Stein (Co-Founder, Lil'Libros). Join hundreds of women for a packed day of unforgettable leadership lessons, innovative frameworks, and world-class entrepreneurship talks. Co-sponsored by the YWCA Southern Arizona and the Women's Business Center of Southern Arizona, the Women's Leadership Conference is the largest women's conference in Southern Arizona. Cost: $99 (Young Leaders); $145 (Early Bird). Click here to register.