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CONTACT: LYDIA WILCOX FRAZIER
Women's Resource and Action Center
130 North Madison St.
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-1486
e-mail: keri-neblett@uiowa.edu

Release: May 26, 2000

Women's Center offers small business workshop

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Women's Resource & Action Center (WRAC) and the Iowa Women's Foundation (IWF) will present "Financing a Business" Thursday, June 1 from 6-9 p.m. in Room W401 of the Pappajohn Business Building. Women of all income levels and business knowledge are invited to attend this free workshop co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.

Christine Pacek, associate director of the University of Iowa Small Business Development Center, will discuss a variety of issues related to financing a small business. Pacek will show participants how to ensure adequate financing for their business and discuss factors considered by loan officers evaluating business plans, as well as the benefits of special loans and state assistance for women and minority business owners.

This workshop is the third in a series of seminars on business development. The "Women and Money: Putting the Pieces Together" workshops are made possible in part by support from the Johnson County Area Women's Network (JCAWN) and the Altrusa Club of Iowa City.

Pre-registration is required. To register or to get further information, please call the Iowa Women's Foundation at 319-337-4222 or e-mail at iwf@avalon.net.