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Brazilian Women Entrepreneurs Exchange Experience and Best Practices with Local Small Business Owners

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September 8, 2016Brazilian women small business owners shared expertise and best practices with local business owners at the Women's Business Center.

The University of Hartford's Women's Business Center (WBC) will host the Brazil Meet & Greet Small Business Luncheon on Wednesday, September 21, 11 am - 1 pm at the Entrepreneurial Center at 1265 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT. The three sponsoring organizations, the WBC in collaboration with the CT Small Business Development Center and the US Dept. of Commerce, will welcome to CT the Business Women Award winners, a group of successful, women microenterprise owners from Brazil. The winners will be accompanied by the awarding organization, SEBRAE, the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service, which advances the development, sustainability, and expansion of small businesses in Brazil. Myeicka Gittens of The Polished Nail Truck in Hartford shares her successes and challenges as a woman small business owner.

SEBRAE annually provides the opportunity to its small business winners to visit the US and learn from their counterparts’ experiences, creating new ideas for expanding their businesses. At the September 21 event, local small businesses will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and best practices with the visiting entrepreneurs while learning about the Brazilian small business landscape.

The Brazilian Business Women Award winners include: The University of Hartford's Women's Business Center hosted the Brazil Meet & Greet Small Business Luncheon where local small businesses had the opportunity to experiences with the visiting entrepreneurs while learning about the Brazilian small business landscape.

  • Jordana Saldanha - produces and sells a line of healthy food, including vegan and lactose-free foods in Brasilia, Salgadart.
  • Maria de Fatima Paiva - provides fresh fish, crab, and oyster, ready to be used by restaurants in Salvador.
  • Fabiana Cabral - has a fashion truck and sells purses in Sao Paulo. She is currently adding a line of shoes.

For more information, call the Entrepreneurial Center at 860.768.5681.

The Women’s Business Center is the largest initiative of the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center (EC), which provides hands-on coaching and business training for new and expanding small businesses, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, throughout Connecticut. Part of the nationally-renowned Barney School of Business, the EC helps small business owners and employees to gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace through business advising, technical assistance, educational programs, and networking events. The WBC specializes in serving women in business. For more information, visit www.hartford.edu/wbc.