The History of Women About Biz
Women About Biz (WAB) was founded in January 2000 by Katrina D. Newby (affectionately called Trina), business consultant, success coach, motivational speaker and radio host. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia the company originally started out as a monthly networking event to bring business women together for the purpose of sharing resources and gaining new connections. By the end of 2000 the network had a membership of more than 200 women.
Realizing that women were looking for more educational tools and resources to start and grow their small business, Trina added business workshops and conferences to address specific needs of the female entrepreneur. This included funding and loan resources, becoming woman-owned certified, transitioning and from employment to entrepreneur to name a few.
In 2002 WAB launched a full service website, which allowed women to find out about the company through searching the Internet. This increased the company’s growth tremendously and women throughout the state of Georgia were registering online and wanted to connect for small business information. The company grew to more than 1500 members.
By 2006 WAB was doing very well with its goal of empowering women to succeed. The company had grown to more than 2,500 registered users composed of free and paid memberships and many were outside of the state of Georgia.
In 2006 the company officially went national reaching out to women across America offering tele-classes and providing more in-depth online information and resources on the subject of small business. By 2008, Women About Biz had more than 5,000 registered online users and was offering the first Women’s Entrepreneur Training Program via teleclass.
In 2007, our online radio show, Successful Woman Radio was created to interview successful business women, provide motivation, encouragement and information to members and the listening audience.
In 2010, WAB had more than 15,000 registered users and became one of the most known small business information sites for women.
In 2013, WAB made a bold move in creating an internal funding system that redirects our marketing funds to the members themselves through our own incredible affiliate system! We call this Empower for Women and it combines the Gold Membership and a single-level commission program that provides
In 2015, WAB added experts to assist in providing subject based expertise and services to our members.
Today, Women About Biz services over 30,000 women online through our interactive telecourses, webinars, conferences, retreats and coaching services.