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Get Connected, July 2015
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JULY 2015

I would like to send our thanks to all of the coalition partners who joined is this month at WIPP’s 2015 Annual Dinner Celebration as we honored our Co-Founder & President Barbara Kasoff and highlighted WIPP’s accomplishments this past year.  At the event, we mentioned that WIPP is hitting the road for a series of events on funding opportunities for women business owners and launched WE Decide 2016, an effort to engage women entrepreneurs in the upcoming presidential election.  We hope you will partner with us for these events in the upcoming months!

 

WIPP NEWS SECTION:

WIPP Releases Annual Survey Results

WIPP recently released the results of its 2015 National  Survey of Women Business Owners indicating significantly more barriers for women-owned small businesses in securing capital this year. According to the survey, three fourths of the women surveyed expect their revenues to increase and more than half believe their company will grow. Five out of ten women said they plan to hire new employees in the coming year. Tax burdens are now the prime concern for women business owners. Although healthcare remains an important issue it has declined in importance since 2014. Procurement continues to rise in importance.

 

Click here for the official press release and survey highlights.

Click here for the full survey results.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA SUGGESTIONS: 

Facebook: WIPP releases National Survey of Women Business Owners results, indicating significantly more barriers for women-owned small businesses securing capital this year.  http://bit.ly/1DJlO4s

Twitter: See the results for #WIPP’s National #Survey of #WomeninBiz here: http://bit.ly/1DJlO4s

 

 


 

 WIPP POLICY UPDATE: 

House Passes WIPP Access to Capital Priority with Small Business Bills

The House approved legislation that would modernize the SBA’s Microloan Program, a priority included in WIPP’s recently released access to capital platform, entitled Breaking the Bank. Since women make up the majority of loan recipients under $50,000, updating the program will benefit them.  

Specifically, the Microloan Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2760) would remove restrictions on lenders who loan up to $50,000. The Senate Small Business Committee is considering a different version of the bill, S. 1445.

The Microloan bill was one of four passed by the House. Additional legislation included: 1) H.R. 2499, "Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015,” which increases capital access for veteran entrepreneurs by granting SBA loan guarantee fee waivers; 2) H.R. 208, “Superstorm Sandy Relief Act of 2015,” which establishes an SBA loan program that allows a small business located in a major disaster area during Superstorm Sandy to apply for loans that go toward repairing damaged property; and 3) H.R. 1023, “The Small Business Investment Company Capital Act of 2015,” which amends the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the maximum outstanding leverage threshold from $225 million to $350 million.

 

 

Recommended Social Media Messaging to Post on Your Social Media Platforms

Facebook: House approved legislation that would modernize the SBA’s Microloan Program, priority included in WIPP’s recently released Access to Capital Platform entitled - http://bit.ly/1I4YZKt

Twitter: House Passes #WIPP #AccesstoCapital Platform priority with #SmallBusiness Bills http://bit.ly/1I4YZKt

 

 



 
PARTNER OF THE MONTH:

  

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council)

SBE Council and its more than 100,000 members have led some of the most successful and important legislative and educational campaigns for entrepreneurs. The group, a nonpartisan-nonprofit organization, was one of WIPP’s first coalition partners.

 

ADVOCACY:  SBE Council members designed the framework for the key provision in the Jumpstart Our Businesses Startup Act (JOBS Act), which made equity and debt-based crowdfunding legal. SBE Council also led the effort to enact Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) as a pilot project during the Clinton presidency. Following that, it led the business coalition that expanded Archers MSAs to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) during the Bush presidency. On tax relief and reform, IP and technology, trade, energy, telecommunications, finance and access to capital issues, as well as regulatory reform, SBE Council is leading on long-standing and emerging issues by working with policy leaders and elected officials to enact policies that create a more conducive environment for business growth, opportunity, and entrepreneurship. To connect with SBE Council and stay up-to-date on these issues, you can receive SBE Council’s weekly enews by visiting here.

 

RESEARCH: Not a day goes by without the media, members of Congress, U.S. Governors, or White House staff mentioning SBE Council’s research and analysis.

This year, SBE Council will publish its 20th annual Small Business Policy Index, one of the first comparative state indexes ever produced.  SBE Council’s Index ranks the states according to policy measures and costs impacting small business. This Index is used widely by state legislators, Governors, state policy groups and business associations and the media to assess state competitiveness. (Related Index: Small Business Tax Index.)

SBE Council produces reports and guide books on a regular basis – focused on such areas as energy, mobile technologies, Intellectual Property, to name a few – that demonstrate the role of small business in innovation, or in industries, and to make clear that policymakers must be sensitive to how proposals impact the job-creating sector.  SBE Council is already rolling out its Small Business Profiles of the Candidates: Election 2016 – a series focused on the presidential candidates who have announced their run for the presidency, and where they stand on small business issues.  As usual, SBE Council will also publish a Small Business Ratings of Congress for the current Congress, and rate how each member of the House and Senate voted on KEY small business issues. 

 

EDUATIONAL RESOURCES:

SBE Council conducts training programs and works in collaboration with partners to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the tools and information they need to successfully compete in the challenging economy.  Its “how to” content – including Business Success Strategies, Business Tips & Trends News roundup, access to free or low-costs training webinars and events and resources on the SBE Council website on such topics as going global, accessing capital and crowdfunding and more, helps small business owners stay abreast of market changes, trends and opportunities to help them succeed. 

  

Follow SBE Council on Twitter:  @SBECouncil

Friend SBE Council on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sbecouncil?ref=hl

Visit SBE Council’s Website: www.sbecouncil.org

 

Recommended Tweet to Share on Twitter

Twitter: Congrats #WIPP Coalition Partner of the Month: @SBECouncil



WIPP Education, Events, Promotions:

WIPP Export Education – ExportNOW

 

WIPP recently signed a strategic partnership with the International Trade Administration (ITA) in order to strengthen the U.S. economy and support local jobs by expanding U.S. exports. Check out last Tuesday’s webinar and register for August’s WIPP and ITA webinar:

 

Export 101: An Overview to Exporting

Date Recorded: Tuesday, July 28

U.S. companies thriving in the domestic market often are poised for international success. Tune in to this webinar for case studies from successful exporters and a look at why and how more U.S. businesses – especially small businesses – are expanding their international customer base, often with the help of local, state and federal resources.

Course Instructor: Ashley Zuelke, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Click here to listen.

 

ExportNOW: Are You Ready to Export?

Tuesday, August 13 at 12pm ET

Online marketplaces have made it easier than ever for a U.S. small business to serve global customers and diversify their sales.  Participate in this webinar and assess your export potential and readiness, learn about different international sales channels and approaches, and – importantly – find out where to go to get started.

Course Instructor: Ashley Zuelke, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Register here.

 

 Recommended Social Media Messaging to Post on Your Social Media Platforms

Facebook: WIPP signs strategic partnership with the International Trade Administration to expand their ExportNOW program. Click here to read more and register for upcoming webinars: http://bit.ly/1GUSF6E

Twitter: #WIPP and International Trade Administration sign #strategicpartnership http://bit.ly/1GUSF6E #newwebinars 

 



 UPCOMING WEBINARS & EVENTS: 

 

Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a – The Essential Ingredient of All Relationships!

Wednesday, August 12 at 2pm ET

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions

Register here

PLEASE PROMOTE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS:

Twitter: #GiveMe5: Transitioning Out of 8a – The Essential Ingredient of All… Relationships! http://bit.ly/1LOszKA #Aug12 

FREE webinar Transitioning Out of 8a #Aug12 #GiveMe5 #WIPP http://bit.ly/1LOszKA

Facebook: Join Barbara English of English Solutions for a FREE webinar August 12. WIPP’s Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a – The Essential Ingredient of All… Relationships! http://bit.ly/1LOszKA

 

 

 

ExportNOW: Are You Ready to Export?

Thursday, August 13 at 12pm ET

Course Instructor: Ashley Zuelke, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Register here


PLEASE PROMOTE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS:

Twitter: Assess your export potential and readiness #Aug13 http://bit.ly/1KoJhxX #WIPP

Are you Ready to #Export? #Aug13 #WIPP #ExportNOW http://bit.ly/1KoJhxX

Facebook:  Register today for a #WIPP and International Trade Administration webinar on Thursday, August 13 http://bit.ly/1KoJhxX #Areyoureadytoexport 

 

 

ChallengeHER New Hampshire

Tuesday, August 18 from 8am to 12pm

In order to successfully navigate the federal contracting industry and win federal contracts, you MUST know the rules to understand the strategy.

Register here

 


PLEASE PROMOTE ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS:

TWITTER: Know the rules & understand the strategy of the #federalcontracting industry. #ChallengeHER New Hampshire  http://bit.ly/1GyTIsT

#ChallengeHER New Hampshire #WOSB’s #federalcontracting #informationispower http://bit.ly/1ggET9l #Aug18

FACEBOOK: ChallengeHER has assisted woman business owners all across the country to help them understand the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Procurement Program, the federal procurement process, and to connect them with the right people.  With this knowledge, you are much better positioned to grow your business and increase your revenue. Register for #ChallengeHER New Hampshire on August 18 http://bit.ly/1GyTIsT

 

 


 

   PARTNER NEWS & EVENTS

29th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference

Join the WBDC and the EWC for their 29th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference in Chicago, IL on September 2. Don’t miss business-to-business matchmaking, securing government contracting breakout sessions and networking opportunities. http://www.ewc29.org

 

AEO 2015 Microbusiness Learning Conference

The Microbusiness Learning Conference is designed for front-line microbusiness professionals, and will focus on training, professional development and capacity building. Join AEO in Atlanta, GA on September 24-25. http://bit.ly/1IpLmct

 

NWBOC’s National Conference Decades of Excellence III — “We Lead the Way”

Save the date for the National Women Business Owners Corporation’s National Conference in Juniper, FL on October 5-7. This year is extra special as the NWBOC celebrates it’s 20th anniversary. http://bit.ly/1LO2pGa

 

 


 

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Please contact Lynn Bunim at (415) 434-4314 or via e-mail at lbunim@wipp.org with questions/comments regarding your coalition partnership. 

For feedback or questions on WIPP’s Get Connected E-Newsletter, please contact AnnaKate Moeller at (415) 434-4314 or via e-mail at akallay@wipp.org.

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more Calendar

10/18/2016
WIPP Procurement Committee Meeting (4th Quarter)

10/26/2016
ChallengeHER Albuquerque

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