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Thriving Business Owner will Share Tips on 'Growing Your Business Passion'
Aug 17, 2012 (01:08 PM EDT)

Thursday, August 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., ET

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Have you considered starting or growing your business? Are you wondering which strategies will lead you to success? The U.S. Small Business Administration's August web chat will highlight practical tips to help stir your business passion.

WHOMartha Ross-Rodgers, co-owner of Rodgers' Banana Pudding Sauce, will host the August web chat on "Growing Your Business Passion."  Ross-Rodgers will answer questions about how the love for a nostalgic dessert turned into a booming family-owned business, the trials and triumphs of financing and promoting their product, and what they have done to build on their business success.  The business was one of SBA's video contest winners for National Small Business Week 2012.

WHAT:  SBA's web chat series provides small business owners with an opportunity to discuss relevant business issues online with experts, industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs.  Chat participants have direct, real-time access to the web chats via questions they submit online in advance and during the live session.  Participants will gain valuable information on how to light their business passion.

WHEN:  August 23 at 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Ross-Rodgers will answer questions for one hour.      

HOW:  Participants can join the live web chat, and also post questions before the August 23rd chat by going online to, and click on the web chat event under What's New.

To review archives of past web chats, visit online at

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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration