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Small Business Administration to host Twitter chat about entrepreneurship

The SBA will connect with young entrepreneurs through twitter.

The SBA will connect with young entrepreneurs through twitter.

One of the great things about starting your own company is that there really are few restrictions. If you're a young person with a great idea and a willingness to work hard, you can make your mark on the business community. 

It's those sorts of heady young entrepreneurs that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking to target with a Twitter chat that it will be hosting on February 19. The SBA is inviting enterprising youths with good ideas to ask questions and learn the basics on turning those great thoughts into profitable ventures. 

In addition to potentially getting information on how to incorporate, company name availability and the registered agent fee, tweeters will be able to interact with successful business owners and learn from their mistakes and triumphs. Dan Price, founder of Gravity Payments and Genevieve Thiers, founder of Sitter City, will both be on hand to answer any questions and share their potentially inspiring stories. 

In addition, representatives from the SBA will be on hand to share tips about securing funding, overcoming resistance and creating a business plan that can help put you on the path to success. Currently slated to represent the agency are Takema Montgomery, of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, and Bridget Weston Pollack from resource partner SCORE. 

Best of all, you don't need to pay or register at all to be involved. All you need is an active Twitter account and to use the hashtag #sbaEweek. The title of the chat will be Startup Advice Young Entrepreneurs Love, and it will start at 3 p.m. eastern time.