Small Business Administration offers online seminars


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The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a free series of online seminars this week in recognition of the sixth annual National Entrepreneurship Week.

National Entrepreneurship Week began Saturday and runs through this Saturday.

The free seminars begin today.

The seminars' emphasis will be on financial empowerment and building the entrepreneurship skills of the next generation of small business owners, using business basics, social networking and business strategizing.

The "webinars" will be held today, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m. each day.

Today's seminar is hosted by Felipe Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Intelligent Information Technology Solutions. The topic is "Entrepreneurship Empowers Everyone."

Wednesday's seminar is hosted by Joseph Clarke, chapter chairman of Washington, D.C.'s SCORE - a nonprofit association that partners with the Small Business Administration to educate entrepreneurs and help small businesses start, grow and succeed. The topic is, "The Things an Entrepreneur Needs to Know."

Thursday's seminar is hosted by Melanie Lamar-Hancock, president of Washington-based Right at Home, which provides in-home care for seniors and disabled adults. The topic is "Building Your Team."

Friday's seminar is hosted by Jennifer Kushell, founder and CEO of YSN.com. The topic is "Entrepreneurship and Networking."

To call in and listen to the seminars on the phone, call 1-888-858-2144 and enter the access code: 4259370#.

To view the seminars online, log in at www.connectmeeting.att.com, enter the meeting number 1-888-858-2144 and access code 4259370.

For help logging in, call 1-888-796-6118.

National Entrepreneurship Week is hosted by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education and celebrates the heritage of entrepreneurship in America and of entrepreneurship education for the next generation.

For more information, go to the National Entrepreneurship Week Website at www.entre-week.org.

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