3/23/22 WEI Wednesday

3/23/22 WEI Wednesday

Hello Friend,  As we marked the first day of spring on Sunday March 20 and are adjusting to daylight savings, at MWF we are also reminded that the income tax filing deadlines are upon us.   These are important dates for entrepreneurs in their journey to create and maintain sustainable businesses.  Without adequate financials and tax returns, … Read more

2/23/22 WEI Wednesday

Hello Friend,  At MWF we continue to strive for increased access to capital for entrepreneurs and are excited to highlight 40 entrepreneurs in our four pitch competitions during the month of March. What better way to celebrate Women’s History month than to award up to $10,000 in prizes to women entrepreneurs with the best pitches for … Read more

10/20/21 WEI Wednesday

Friend, The time is here to take what you have learned this summer at MWF’s business concept paper writing courses and apply it. The Michigan Women Forward WomanUp & Pitch Competition is now open and calling all women entrepreneurs with a great idea or business to apply. This year we have added a fourth competition specifically for women … Read more

9/22/21 WEI Wednesday

Hi Friend, My name is Mayra Villarreal-Martinez and I am honored to join the Michigan Women Forward team supporting entrepreneurs as Technical Assistance Business Consultant. In this role, I will utilize my background in accounting and finance to help review and analyze financial information and serve as a consultant to MWF Entrepreneurs. I have a wealth … Read more

9/8/21 WEI Wednesday

Hi Friend, Today is Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) Wednesday, which means that Michigan Women Forward has resources and events to share with you! In this email, you will find the following upcoming events:  Business Owner’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Lending- 9/22 & 9/23 Preparing to Pitch final Workshop- 9/13 SBDC Webinars – ongoing Understanding your Business Cash … Read more

8/11 WEI Wednesday

Hi Friend, Here at Michigan Women Forward, we are gearing up for a busy end of the summer and an exciting fall season working to support entrepreneurs like you.   Each year, we host the WomanUp & Pitch Business Plan and Pitch Competition, a funding opportunity for women who wish to start or grow an existing for-profit business. Stay tuned for … Read more

7/28 WEI Wednesday

Dear Friend, As MWF strives to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs, we recognize that even the most successful entrepreneurs can be halted by deep-rooted (and often implicit) biases. We’re always looking for ways to eliminate gender and racial bias in our ecosystem, so we recently developed a new, exciting approach to a pitch competition. … Read more

7/14 WEI Wednesday

Dear entrepreneur, This past week, I had the opportunity to witness firsthand the resolve and resilience of an entrepreneur we’ve worked with for a long time. During this entrepreneur’s initial pursuit of funding her project, she was declined twenty-three times. Nevertheless, she persisted, and triumphantly held her grand opening last week. I think of the countless … Read more