Orange County Inland Empire SBDC announces shE-commerce

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A Program for Women by Women - In Partnership with TheWMarketPlace

With the goal to assist female entrepreneurs and women business owners launch and grow their business online at a national scale, the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network is proud to introduce ShE-Commerce, a program for women by women, in partnership with TheWMarketPlace.

“Our goal is to assist female entrepreneurs in these uncertain times in creating new online sales channels to grow their business,” said Manal Richa, Director of the CSUF North SBDC. Participating in the ShE-Commerce program will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to launch their first business online. Women-owned established businesses will be able to expand their offerings into a new e-commerce platform, TheWMarketPlace, reaching new national audiences and increasing their sales.

ShE-Commerce is a three-week webinar series launching on Wednesday January 20, 2021. Participants will learn core concepts of becoming an online seller while joining an empowering and supportive digital community to grow their business. Over three weeks, female entrepreneurs and business owners will go through the steps needed to accelerate their business, join TheWMarketPlace and reach a new database of customers at a national scale.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the OCIE SBDC Network’s ShE-Commerce program. It is through relationships like this that we will start to close the gender gap and put money directly in the pockets of women-owned businesses,” shared Kate Isler, CEO of TheWMarketplace. Every participant will be aligned with an SBDC consultant to assist them at no cost with all steps needed to complete the program.

Business owners who participate in all three weeks and complete all deliverables will qualify to join the virtual launch party and be granted a 30-day free membership to TheWMarketPlace platform. For more information or if you are interested in joining the program, please apply here

About OCIE SBDC Network
The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network (OCIE SBDC) offers no cost business consulting and low-cost training to current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Our team of consultants is ready to assist in a variety of areas like: start up assistance, debt and equity funding, attracting and retaining customers, international trade, and technology commercialization. For additional information contact us at 1-800-616-SBDC (7232) or

The OCIE SBDC Network is hosted by California State University, Fullerton and funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.. All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

About TheWMarketPlace
TheWMarketplace is an ecommerce marketplace designed for women-owned and gender-balanced businesses. All major online shopping categories are offered, and transactions are completed within the platform. Women professional service providers (lawyers, accountants, coaches, fitness instructors) also can list their businesses, providing a unique platform to grow their businesses.  The third “door” to TheWMarketplace is an extensive listing of resources including non-profits, accelerators and associations supporting women and girls. For more information on TheWMarketPlace, please go to

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