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Joni Garza



Registration Now Open for the NEXT Women’s Business Forum    


FORT WORTH, TX (Jan. 11, 2019) — Registration is now open for Tarrant County’s premier event for women business owners and entrepreneurs.  The second annual NEXT Women’s Business Forum will be held at the Hurst Conference Center on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.   

Designed to motivate and fuel business growth, the forum will offer a full slate of exceptional speakers sharing practical advice and innovative ideas.  Featured speakers will include local trail blazers Carolyn Phillips and Tamara Payne.  Phillips is Owner and Chief Alchemist at Alchemy Pops, Fort Worth’s purveyor of artisan frozen pops.  Payne is the Chief Connector and Co-Founder of Ensemble Coworking in Fort Worth.  Along with other small business influencers, they will share their experiences, lessons learned, and insider tips.  The program will also include business workshops, vendor exhibits, and networking opportunities.  

“The simple goal of the NEXT Women’s Business Forum is to help women take their businesses to the next level,” said Bob Siffermann, Chairman of the SCORE Fort Worth Chapter.  “The ranks of women seeking business assistance and mentoring are increasing, and SCORE is proud to support them as a sponsor of this important event.”   

Registration and information about the forum, including sponsor and exhibitor information, can be found at  An early-bird registration rate of $69 is available through April 13, 2019. 

SCORE is a nonprofit association of more than 10,000 volunteers throughout the nation dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.  Their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, resource partners, and local business partnerships.

For information about the NEXT Women’s Business Forum, or to become a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact SCORE at or call 817.871.6002.