Women’s center open Featured

9:52am EDT July 22, 2002

Some women entrepreneurs in Western Pennsylvania have a new resource to tap into for entrepreneurial assistance, thanks to the Small Business Administration.

Pittsburgh is one of 25 new locations around the country for the SBA’s Women’s Business Center program. The Pittsburgh location is the Women’s Enterprise Center at 901 Western Ave., North Side.

The centers are located in rural, urban and suburban areas, and direct much of their training and counseling assistance toward socially and economically disadvantaged women. They offer programs in financial management, marketing and technical assistance, procurement training, mentoring and Internet training.

They also provide specialized programs that address issues facing displaced workers and home-based entrepreneurs.

How to reach: Heidi Hunter, Women’s Enterprise Center, (412) 321-5660; SBA’s Online Women’s Business Center, www.onlinewbc.org/doc/wbcs