Chester County SCORE Co-Sponsors March
Bilingual Seminar Series Designed to Help Latino Entrepreneurs Fulfill Their Dreams
WEST CHESTER, Pa., February 13, 2014 - On Thursday, March 13, 2014, an information session and press conference will be held to kick off "How to Succeed as a Latino Entrepreneur", an eight-week bilingual program offered by the Kutztown University Latino Business Resource Center in partnership with La Comunidad Hispana, National Penn Bank, and the Chester County Chapter of SCORE.
The Free March 13th Information Session will be held at La Comunidad Hispana, 731 W. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Interested participants will learn about the course and be able to register for the entire eight-week series during Thursday's event. Each session will run on consecutive Thursdays starting March 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at La Comunidad Hispana. The series concludes on May 8th and a graduation ceremony at The Taste of Puebla Restaurant in Kennett Square will take place later in the month; the date still to be determined. Total tuition for the course is $50. The covered subjects include business planning, marketing, financial models, bank products, insurance, and legal and zoning regulations.
Horace Scherer, project coordinator for SCORE and bilingual business counselor, has worked alongside the sponsoring partners to promote and facilitate this unique and highly anticipated event. The seminars are designed to help Latino entrepreneurs develop business concepts and teach skills and knowledge required for business success. Scherer's enthusiasm for the kinds of benefits that this program will bring to the Kennett Square Latino community is palpable.
"We are very excited to offer this valuable program to the Hispanic residents in the Kennett Square area. We know that many residents have started new businesses, or are considering taking that step. This program is designed to offer helpful guidance for new business owners" says Scherer.
["Estamos muy entusiasmados de poder ofrecer este valioso programa a los residents hispanos en el area de Kennett Square. Sabemos que muchos residents han comenzado nuevos negocios, o estan considerando tomar ese paso. Este programa esta diseñado para ofrecer una guía útil para los nuevos propietarios de negocios." ]
This same eight-week series, held for the first time last fall, was highly successful. Participants' interests and business concepts included starting an event planning business, enhancing an already established architectural firm in West Chester, and starting a part-time business selling Mexican artwork at local events such as the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and the Mushroom Festival, both held in Kennett Square.
For additional information, interested business owners can visit the Kutztown University Latino Business Resource website at http://www.kulbrc.org or contact Carolina Martinez, Director of the Latino Business Resource Center at 484-646-4013 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Miguel Alban at 267-253-5415.
SCORE is a not-for-profit, national organization of volunteer entrepreneurs and business executives applying their life experiences and knowledge to mentor individuals planning to start a small business, or small business owners who seek assistance in solving business issues. The SCORE chapter serving Chester County has more than 65 experienced entrepreneurial counselors with expertise in almost every facet of business. Since 1964, Herndon, VA - based SCORE has assisted more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than 11,000 volunteer business counselors in 340 chapters nationwide serve their communities through education and no-cost personal coaching sessions dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.
To schedule a personal session with a counselor or learn about small business education programs, call Chester County SCORE at 610-344-6910 or click here to visit us online Chester County SCORE. To visit SCORE national click here www.score.org.