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Small-business workshop to be presented in Spanish

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host a Spanish language workshop on Starting a Small Business in Illinois from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28.

sbdclogoThe workshop will be held at the Fairmont City Library, located at 4444 Collinsville Road in Fairmont City.

It is free and open to all Latino entrepreneurs in the Metro East. Registration is open at

The workshop will focus on a variety of topics designed to instruct new business start-ups as well as individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship. Topics will include:

• Business planning
• Business entity formation
• Financing your startup
• Registering your business

The Bank of Edwardsville and the Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE will be available to offer advice to entrepreneurs looking to start their business. The event is sponsored by State Farm Agent Tania Interian.

“This is an opportunity for Latino entrepreneurs to learn from the Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE on how to start a business,” said SBDC Director and experienced Small Business Counselor Jo Ann DiMaggio May. “This workshop is to assist Latino entrepreneurs. It is a great opportunity for them to learn about starting a business and the many resources available through the SBDC, SIUE, and the Department of Commerce.”

For more information on the Starting a Small Business workshop, call (618) 650-2929.

The Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE assists existing companies as well as new businesses headquartered in the nine-county Metro East region of Calhoun, Jersey, Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair, Washington, Monroe, and Randolph. It is a no-cost service to the community supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and SIUE.

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