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Clinton Initiative to Train Women Entrepreneurs

A new online business training program for women entrepreneurs across America was featured Friday by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI) meeting in Chicago.

American DreamBuilder: The Women’s Business Creator, is being created by Bluedrop Performance Learning, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) and Thunderbird School of Global Management.

The program aims to provide thousands of women with the online business training to create and grow their own businesses.

American DreamBuilder is an expansion of a program originally developed to help women in mining communities in Chile and Peru. It is a 12-course program for women who own small or medium-sized businesses and need additional training and support to increase their income, job creation and success.

Meanwhile, Tech-Wise Knowledge Center launched by RMN Digital serves as a comprehensive information hub. It provides useful and actionable information to small and medium businesses (SMBs) so that they could benefit from technology deployment in the most efficient and cost-effective way. (Visit: Tech-Wise Knowledge Center for SMBs)

Also, Walmart launched an online destination on that allows shoppers to buy products from small women-owned businesses around the world. (Read: Walmart Site to Help Women-Owned Businesses)

With the support of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., American Dreambuilder will be available free to aspiring women entrepreneurs and will launch in the coming months.

The program consists of 12 online courses that can be completed at the participant’s own pace, on any computer with Internet access, at any time.

Core business management topics such as business planning, market research, marketing, budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, branding, pricing, customer service, human resources, and goal setting are covered in an interactive format.

Throughout the program, participants are given opportunities to capture their thoughts and ideas through directive questions that feed their answers into a business plan tool. At the end of the program, the participants can use the tool to generate their own actual business plans.

In the picture above: From left to right, Kellie Kreiser, Executive Director of Thunderbird for Good; Senator Hillary Clinton; Emad Rizkalla, founder and CEO of Bluedrop; and Tracy Bame, President of the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation.

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