Want to have your voice heard by the folks who make the laws? Register for the (free) San Francisco Town Hall Meeting thrown by the National Women’s Business Council. This event will function like a short, one-day conference, in which small business women will have the opportunity to learn from experts and one another, as well as share concerns about small business policies. There will be a general session followed by two break-out sessions, covering a number of topics. I will be attending the session on “Micro-business,” and I have suggested a session on intellectual property, since that is an issue that many Biz Misses have sopken to me about, particularly in creative or innovative industries. Barring the creation of that special session I will attend the one on Taxes.
So just who is the NWBC? According to their web site, they are:
…a bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners. The Council’s mission is to promote bold initiatives, policies and programs designed to support women’s business enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private sector marketplaces — from start-up to success to significance.
Cool! We have advocates! This Town Hall is happening two days after election day, which means that our concerns as small business owners will be some of the first issues submitted to our newly-(re-)elected officials. So do your civic double-duty this election season and vote on November 4th, and get your voice heard on November 6th!