The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (CVWBC) provides for and serves entrepreneurs, women who want to start a business and women-owned businesses. Through the Center's long and short-term business training, technical assistance, networking, mentoring, and counseling, CVWBC assists women at every stage of development from launching a business venture to diversifying and expanding their business.
The Center's mission is to assist entrepreneurs and women reach their ultimate goal: economic independence for themselves, their families, and economic growth in the community through a successful, strong and profitable business.
The program provides targeted services to Latina business owners, currently the fastest growing group of women-owned businesses in the country, by providing services both in English and Spanish. All programs and services are targeted to a diverse range of needs and skill levels to meet all of the client's needs.
“It’s Your Time” is here again. Citi bank has generously sponsored this program for CVWBC for the past five years, and is doing so again. It is a wonderful opportunity for women interested in starting or expanding a business. We hope that you will take advantage of this program and everything that it has to offer.
Citi bank funds “It’s Your Time: An Entrepreneurial Training Series for Women” in order to assist women entrepreneurs to achieve their dream of owning a business. The funds provided allow CVWBC to present a series of workshops and seminars geared toward assisting women to understand how to run a business, how to write a business plan, how to successfully market a business or product, and much more.
Applying for the “It’s Your Time” program is easy: it requires an application, an essay, and at least one letter of recommendation. You may download the application from this website by clicking here, or click on the “It’s Your Time” icon on the Home Page. For questions, please contact Kim Scanlan at 760.345.9200, or via e-mail at .
OnDemand Webinars: CARAT in partnership with bizTIKO has launched the CARAT OnDemand Webinar Video Delivery Platform. This platform enables CARAT and the Coachella Valley Women's Business Center to offer videos of the 11 Small Business Technology Series Webinars. Click the following button to get started.