NEW-Women’s Business Center Unifies the Fashion Community to Create Face Masks

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 6, 2020. NEW Women’s Business Center an SBA program created a forum for Fashionista’s to showcase their creative expressions and skills making masks for the community. Not only were their Face Masks outstanding but, … “they made a difference protecting their family, friends, neighbors and even donating to places of need. While many of these women already have fashion business, for many this was a first-time venture,” said Ruth Garcia-Corrales NEW-WBC Director.

NEW-WBC built a contest around the effort where women got to share their creations through the program’s Facebook Page. The response has been incredible. More than 600 participants were interested in the program and over 160 shared their beautiful mask designs. “Although difficult, said Maggie Cervantes, CEO and Executive Director of New Economics for Women, the Board of Directors of NEW narrowed the entries down to 4 finalists which are now being voted on through the program’s Facebook page, the 4 winners will receive $1000 for the first place, $500 for second, $250 for third and $125 for the fourth place”.

These Fashionista’s have been introduced to all the great resources found at the Women’s Business Center. For those who already have businesses the center will help them pivot making masks as one of their new or expanded product lines. And for those who are just starting out they will be helped on each step of the way.

All programs at NEW-WBC are FREE. The online workshops include information on how to apply for an SBA loan, guiding you through the process of creating and understanding your financial statements and advising you on how to market your business. As a participant of the Face Mask program participants receive free business development consulting, help setting up a website and ETSY Store Front, while also developing on online marketing strategy.

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About NEW – Women’s Business Center

NEW-WBC is an initiative of the New Economics for Women, funded through a Cooperative Agreement with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and Go-Biz California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, with the objective to help women entrepreneurs and business owners plan, start, and create a business and to make existing businesses grow successfully. www.new-wbc.org