A complete of 80% of the companies in two Greenwood Chamber of Commerce buildings are led by girls, with near 30 firms producing greater than $5 million yearly for Tulsa’s financial system, Greenwood Chamber President and CEO Freeman Culver III stated.
“My two little ladies are actually telling me spouse, `Mommy, I wish to be an entrepreneur,’” he stated. “I wish to be like like these girls on Greenwood …”
Reaching that purpose quickly will likely be simpler.
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration and the Greenwood Chamber spoke Wednesday about plans for the Greenwood Ladies’s Enterprise Middle. A complete of 5,000 sq. toes of second-floor house at 121 N. Greenwood Ave. will likely be devoted to the mission, which is anticipated to be accomplished in March.
A 15,000-square-foot, second section additionally has been proposed.
“We’re making this actuality,” Culver stated at a information convention on the Greenwood Cultural Middle. “That is going to be among the best issues that ever occurred to this group.”
The enterprise middle will provide one-on-one counseling, coaching, networking, workshops, technical help and mentoring to girls entrepreneurs on quite a few enterprise growth subjects, together with enterprise startup, monetary administration, advertising and procurement.