PRLog - Nov. 6, 2012 - RICHMOND, Va. -- Contact:
Suzanne Cormier and Will Davis
BizWorks Welcomes Visitors To New Resource Center and Center for Women Entrepreneurs
Chesterfield, VA, November 6, 2012 – BizWorks Enterprise Center hosted an Open House on November 5th to kickoff their new partnership with the Department of Minority Business Enterprise, (DMBE) and SCORE in addition to highlighting their new Center for Women Entrepreneurs.
“We are excited to have found such great partners in Ida McPherson and Angela Chiang (DMBE), Doug Carleton (SCORE) and Pat Hood (Longwood SBDC). Our goal is to be a hub for Business Development and a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs. This event exemplifies that intersection of valuable resources with participants like Will Davis, Director of Chesterfield County Economic Development, Jayne Armstrong, District Director Richmond SBA and Patrice Lewis, Outreach Representative, Office of Senator Mark Warner.”
BizWorks Enterprise Center is a non-profit, mixed use small business incubator founded in 2001 by the Jefferson Davis Association. As the Executive Director Suzanne coordinates resources to nurture new and emerging companies and accelerate their growth during the early years. BizWorks’ focus is on providing the best administrative and advisory services within a supportive, professional environment. Successful graduates leave financially sound, create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods, and contribute to the local economy.
“Our goal is to help business owners understand the responsibilities of owning their own business. We help them grow that business within a supportive environment with the goal of graduating them in three to five years. A graduating business is one that has a balanced and experienced management team demonstrating the ability to manage the company without the assistance of incubator staff or advisors.”
“With the established residential program going strong and the new virtual membership launched, BizWorks is moving into a new and exciting phase to help small business owners and the economy of Chesterfield County.”