PITTSBURGH, June 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Small Business Administration (SBA) Region III Advocate, Ngozi Bell (@advocacySBA) will answer questions via Twitter on July 10, 2012 between 7 pm and 8 pm EDT in Pittsburgh's small business Twitterchat presented by Building Bridges for Business (@bridges4biz).
As the SBA's Region III Advocate, Bell works with federal, state and local policy makers and leaders, small business stakeholders and small businesses to identify new issues and concerns around policy and regulations that affect small business owners. Region III includes Pennsylvania, as well as, Delaware, the District of Colombia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
The virtual event, which is aimed at providing valuable, free resources for small business owners will feature Bell, who will answer a set of questions from Building Bridges for Business and other questions posed by entrepreneurs from the region and can be followed live using hashtag #smallbizpgh on either twebevent.com or tweetchat.com.
"Ngozi will provide entrepreneurs in Western Pennsylvania with information on how the office of Advocacy's resources can be leveraged to aid and spur small business growth locally and across the country," said Linda Handley, founder, Building Bridges for Business. "In addition, her background as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist will supply insight on how to start a business and catch the eyes of investors, which are necessary for sustainability and growth."
The Twitterchat will be presented by Building Bridges for Business, as well as its partners, including Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh Mayor's Office, Duquesne University Small Business Development Center and the Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University.
For more on the event, visit Building Bridges for Business' homepage at www.buildingbridgesforbusiness.org, follow Building Bridges for Business (@bridges4biz) on Twitter or contact Building Bridges for Business by e-mailing email@example.com.
About Building Bridges for Business
Since its inception in November 2010, the organization has hosted three sold-out events featuring prominent keynote speakers, such as Dr. Winslow Sargeant, who is President Obama's main advisor from the Small Business Administration. In addition to live events, Building Bridges for Business launched Pittsburgh's first-ever small business Twitterchat.
About Ngozi Bell
Ngozi Bell was appointed Regional III Advocate by the Federal Government in November 2010. Regional advocates work with Federal, state and local policy makers and leaders, small business stakeholders and small businesses to help identify new issues and concerns around policy and regulations that affect small business owners, and they work closely with the chief counsel for advocacy.
Most recently, Bell served as vice president of Birchmere Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on investing in and developing startup companies in the medical, cleantech, and technology sectors. Prior to that, Bell was a senior director of technology and marketing at LSI, Agere Systems, and Lucent Technologies.
CONTACT: Linda Handley, Founder