West Company has been assisting women to grow businesses in Mendocino County since 1988. As one of the pilot centers for the Women's Business Center program, West Company has continually hosted this nationwide program since 1990.
The Women's Business Center program, which is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and through locally matched dollars, provides free one-on-one consulting to women-owned businesses, start-ups, and self-employed women in Mendocino County. One-on-one consulting programs are customized to meet the individual needs of our clients.
To access free one-on-one consulting fill out the online application and a staff member will contact you to schedule an orientation session.
The WBC also provides low and no cost workshops and training seminars to help women gain the skills and knowledge they need to better manage their business and to become more successful.
West Company is also the host of the Women's Money Center, a program that provides the tools and support to empower women to take control of their financial lives. Groups will be starting and meeting beginning in January 2014.
Information on the Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) is available at www.sba.gov. Locally, West Company, the Mendocino Women's Business Center and the Mendocino Small Business Development Center provide one-on-one counseling and workshops in Fort Bragg and Ukiah.
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