El Paso Hispanic Chamber and Workforce Solutions Borderplex Entrepreneurial Trainings come to Presidio Monday

FAR WEST TEXAS – The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Workforce Solutions Borderplex, will host a series of FREE Entrepreneurial Development trainings for residents of Sierra Blanca, Van Horn, Presidio, Alpine and Fort Davis next week, March 18-20.

Starting a business or finding a new “gig” doesn’t have to be expensive. These entrepreneurial trainings are for anyone who is interested in talking about the steps required to start a business or find a new “gig.”

The trainers will provide a basic overview on how you can potentially turn a hobby into a money-making venture. We’ll answer your questions on identifying what type of business to open, how to write a business plan, where to obtain business financing, and how to market your new endeavor.

The trainings will be administered by the technical business advisors of the Women’s Business Border Center or the MBDA Business Center, both technical assistance Centers operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, who will be available to you after the training sessions to provide continued guidance and support.

“These trainings will promote local economic growth and spur creativity and innovativeness,” Terri Reed, Project Director for the El Paso MBDA Business Center, said of the program, “Our goal is to provide people with the tools they need to start a business if they have ever wanted to.”

“Let’s Start Your Business” entrepreneurial trainings are FREE and open to the public. Anyone can attend.

Here are the training locations, times, and dates:

* Monday, March 18, 4-5:30pm, Presidio Workforce Center, 701 E. Market Street, Unit 6B, Presidio.

* Tuesday, March 19, noon-1:30pm, Alpine Workforce Center, Ward Center Plaza, 710 E. Holland, Ste. 2, Alpine.

* Tuesday, March 19, 3-4:30pm, Jeff Davis County Workforce, Fort Davis Chamber of Commerce, #4 Memorial Square, Fort Davis.

Tuesday, March 19, 7-8:30pm, El Capitan Hotel, 100 E. Broadway, Van Horn.

* Wednesday, March 20, noon-1:30pm, Hudspeth County Courthouse, assembly room, 109 W. Milli-can Street, Sierra Blanca.

These trainings are free to attend. To RSVP please call Terri Reed at 915-566-4066, ext. 19.

For more information, directions, or to reserve your seating at any of the trainings, please contact Sofia Baldonado at 915-566-4066, ext. 18.

About the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to continue to be the pre-eminent resource for minority, small, women and veteran owned businesses and the leading advocate in supporting the growth of these businesses in the El Paso Border Metroplex. The core competency of the EPHCC is the growth of business and job creation in our market. Its’ goal is to continue to promote the interest of small, minority, women and veteran owned businesses, to improve the economic and educational environment, to foster representation on major issues of public policy that impact these markets, and to promote the awareness and preservation of the heritage and cultural diversity shared in our region.