About the Women's Small Business Association (WSBA)
The Women's Small Business Association was founded in 2007 by Susan Miller, the owner of several successful businesses. Ms. Miller has always been an advocate for women, with a strong desire to help women in small business. Her primary goal with the WSBA is to connect women locally and nationally, for the purpose of enabling women to help other women in business.
WSBA mission: To be a valuable online business resource and community for business women, by helping and stimulating small and start up businesses. The goal of the WSBA is to foster women's economic independence by helping them develop skills needed for entrepreneurial success through networking, support, and education.
WSBA developed in Pittsburgh, Pa. and it is currently expanding nationally. Each state will have chapters, which will represent counties. Each chapter will organize interactive networking events for face to face marketing. These events may be one or many of the following types of events.
Cost: $5 for non-members. Find a chapter near you!
WSBA Networking Event Formats
The Network Luncheon
Open to business women only. These afternoon networking events provide attendees the opportunity to exchange business information and also self-promote with a 60 second commercial presentation. All area business women are invited to attend. Non-members are welcomed!
The After Work Network
Open to business men and women. These casual networking events are centrally located to the membership and other area professionals. The After Work Network offers a relaxing and productive atmosphere in which to mingle and exchange business information. Non-members are welcome to attend!
The Network Breakfast
Open to business men and women. These speed networking events will offer a structured and effective networking format that will encourage attendees to give referrals and leads.
The WSBA holds signature events throughout the year. These events are open to anyone who wishes to attend.
These events provide educational and inspirational speakers, a productive networking environment and promotional opportunities for WSBA members and professionals.
- The Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference
- WSBA Holiday Business Expo
- Coming soon! Small Business Funding Conference
The Pittsburgh Entrepreneur Conference is a day-long, intensive event designed to encourage the growth of small and start-up business. The Conference also hosts the WSBA Best of Pittsburgh Awards, highlighting successful women in business and the community. WSBA volunteers are also recognized for their efforts.
Each year the WSBA partners with a local non-profit organization for the annual WSBA Business Holiday Expo. This event offers group members and others a chance to contribute to an organization that shares the WSBA message of support and community building. Attendees are invited to network in a learning environment featuring informational presentations.
There are 2 types of annual membership:
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General Membership - $50
Premier Membership - $125
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