TruFund Financial Services, Inc. Launches Women In Business: An EmpowHERment Program In Alabama During Women’s Small Business Month

Birmingham, AL – TruFund Financial Services, Inc. recently celebrated National Women’s Small Business Month by recognizing the hard work of local small businesses, especially those women-led businesses by launching TruFund’s Women In Business:  An EmpowHERment Program.   Through this program, female entrepreneurs have had the opportunity to receive valuable information and training to grow their businesses.

“This October we celebrated the women that have persevered and become successful business owners. We will continue to push for increased access to capital necessary for women entrepreneurs to continue to grow and scale their businesses,” said James H. Bason, President & CEO, TruFund Financial Services, Inc.

In the United States, more than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales.   Women-owned firms (51% or more ownership) account for 38% of all privately held firms and contribute 14% of employment and 12% of revenues as of last year, according to American Express’ 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report.

National Women’s Small Business Month has encouraged the support of local small businesses; especially those female owned and led.  In Alabama, the program was presented in both Birmingham and Montgomery with notable attendance.

“TruFund Financial Services, Inc. has remained a strong advocate for women owned small businesses over the past two decades, said Norm Davis, Vice President & Managing Director Alabama Market. “Within the Alabama market, women led businesses are creating significant impact and we look forward to providing additional impactful programming for these business owners.”

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About TruFund Financial Services
TruFund Financial Services, Inc. is a wholly independent national non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). TruFund seeks to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing fair and accessible capital, hands-on technical assistance and innovative solutions to small businesses and nonprofit organization