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Small-business center to host Spanish workshop in Fairmont City

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 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Fairmont City Library.

sbdclogoThe SBDC will be available to offer advice to entrepreneurs planning to start a business. The workshop is open to all Latino entrepreneurs in the community and will focus on a variety of general topics designed to instruct new business start-ups, as well as individuals who have an interest in entrepreneurship.

The topics will include:
• Business planning
• Business entity formation
• Financing your startup
• Registering your business

“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 Jo Ann DiMaggio May, SBDC director, and experienced Small Business counselor.

The Latino Roundtable and State Farm Agent Tania Interian sponsor the event.

The free event is open to all members of the Metro East community. Online registration is available at For further information, call (618) 650-2929.

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