MetroAction Recognizes Women’s Small Business Month

MetroAction Recognizes Women's Small Business MonthNationally, October is recognized as Women’s Small Business Month.  This is a time to pay tribute to the many business owners, especially women, who have contributed to the success of our thriving region. Small businesses are critical to the economic success of cities and towns. MetroAction is proud to recognize and honor women who own small businesses and their contribution to our communities.

In recognition of Women’s Small Business Month this October, MetroAction is hosting a series of Small Business Resource Clinics throughout its eight-county service area.  These free seminars are designed to help start-up and expanding entrepreneurs understand the steps needed to develop a successful business and provide valuable resources to help male and female owned small businesses grow and thrive.  Seminars have been scheduled in Milford, Stroudsburg, Tunkhannock, Montrose, Lehighton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale and Carbondale.  A complete list of events can be found on

MetroAction ( helps women-owned businesses gain a competitive edge by offering the business tools needed to empower women to start and/or expand their business. MetroAction offers free workshops, such as these Small Business Resource Clincis, an online library of tools, guides and templates and flexible small business financing to businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania.  Be sure to check out the helpful links, tools, templates and guides we have posted on this blog.  Click the link in the green box to the right. 

Nationwide, women-owned businesses have grown steadily in each of the last ten years. Women-owned firms in the United States provide jobs for 18.5 million people and generate sales of nearly $2.38 trillion annually. Women now make up 41 percent of the individuals with a net worth of $500,000 or more.