twitter.jpgWASHINGTON – Young aspiring business owners are invited to learn the basics on how to turn good ideas into profitable ventures at the live Twitter chat on Feb. 19, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov).

“South Florida young entrepreneurs are redefining small business through new processes and social media and this event is another way SBA is trying to engage and raise awareness of the small business resources available to them,” said SBA South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero.

Tameka Montgomery from SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development and Bridget Weston Pollack from SBA’s resource partner SCORE will share tips on developing a business plan, ways to get startup financing and how to overcome those initial hurdles entrepreneurs face when starting out.


The event will be held during National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 15-22 (#sbaEweek).

Small business owners Dan Price, co-founder and CEO of Gravity Payments (@DanPriceSeattle) and Genevieve F. Thiers, CEO and founder of (@genevievethiers) will share their stories of creating a successful company.

Price and Thiers are former SBA National Young Entrepreneur award winners.


What: SBA Twitter Chat:  Startup Advice Young Entrepreneurs Love       
When: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3-4 p.m.
How: Hashtag:  #sbaEweek
No registration is needed, but you must have a Twitter account to join the conservation.

Meanwhile, do you think you’re ready to start a business?

Check out the free SBA online course for young entrepreneurs at

It will help you understand the steps you need to get started on building a successful business.