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Black business owners have a new resource center in Greensboro

The Women's Business Center of Greensboro is the first of its kind in the United States.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Community leaders held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony Wednesday for The Women's Business Center of Greensboro, NC.

The new office stems from a partnership with the National Institute of Minority Economic Development (The Institute) and Bennett College.

"To know that you're doing work that is going to impact the community, not just where we are, but beyond our boundaries of Guilford County, and to know that we are at the forefront and have our fingers on the pulse of what is to come for small business owners, women-owned and minority-owned. It's just really a joyous occasion and monumental moment", said Executive Director Lu-Ann Barry.

The center sits on Bennett College's campus and will offer business basics including, advanced training opportunities, access to capital, and other resources to support entrepreneurs. 

President Suzanne E. Walsh said, "Bennett College is thrilled to welcome the Women's Business Center of Greensboro to our campus. As a College, we support the entrepreneurial mindset and encourage women, including our students, to pursue innovative ideas as future business leaders of tomorrow, locally and globally." 

Across the United States, there are 146 women's business centers, but this is the first to be put on a women's college campus. 



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