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For Immediate Release:
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Gretchen Johnson

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Raising Capital for Women Business Owners

Seminar Scheduled to Help Women-Owned Businesses Succeed

Madison, NJ (February 24, 2003) — In New Jersey, there are an estimated 175,000 firms owned by women. Where can these entrepreneurs go to find capital to start a new business or to grow their current business?

On April 8, 2003, a half-day seminar , "How to Raise Capital for Women-Owned Businesses" will be held on the Fairleigh Dickinson University campus in Madison, NJ.

Entrepreneurs and established owners of companies seeking funds are encouraged to attend the seminar. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and to speak with the panel of lending, law and business-planning experts.

Speakers will include representatives from Merrill Lynch; Schenk, Price, Smith & King; and The Videre Group. These experts will offer insights into business planning, lending perspectives and legal perspectives — topics that help women reach their goals as business owners.

Gina Tedesco, the co-founder of Astralis, LTD, will present a session on "How I Got My Start-up Off the Ground."

The seminar concludes with a Coaching Workshop that features individual consultation with experts. Attendees are asked to bring specific questions to this session.

The Female Entrepreneur Networking Group (FENG) is sponsoring the workshop, which is open to the public. FENG is part of the University’s Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies.

The seminar will be held in Lenfell Hall, The Mansion, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ. To register, call 973 443 8842 or visit www.fdu.edu/rothman for more information. The fee for the seminar is $50 for advance registrants and $60 at the door.

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