ORLANDO, Fla., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prospera empowers Hispanic entrepreneurs in Florida through training, consulting and funding to help them start and grow prosperous businesses. Below is a schedule of upcoming seminars presented in Spanish, open to the public and designed specifically for business owners:
3/16 Orlando: Minority Certification to Obtain Public and Private Sector Contracts (sponsored by Florida Blue)
3/20 Tampa: Strategic Business Plan (sponsored by Florida Blue)
3/23 Miami: QuickBooks® Intermediate Level (sponsored by Florida Blue)
3/28 Clearwater: Social media
4/13 Tampa: All You Need to Know about the Food Industry (sponsored by Florida Blue)
4/18 Jacksonville: Successful Strategies for New Businesses
4/19 Jacksonville: Contracts with the Federal Government
4/19 Hialeah: Introduction to Securing Financing for Your Business
4/25 Kissimmee: Products Without Barriers: Importing and Exporting (sponsored by Florida Blue)
4/26 Doral: Turning Your Business Idea into a Powerful Pitch (sponsored by Florida Blue)
4/27 Town 'n' Country: Financial Advice for Your Small Business and Your Credit Report
5/9 West Palm Beach: Successful Strategies for New Businesses
5/10 West Palm Beach: The Art of Social Media
5/11 Orlando: The Impact of Your Personal Finances on Your Business (sponsored by Florida Blue)
5/17 Sunrise: How to Improve Your Business Sales (sponsored by Florida Blue)
Prospera will also offer a Contractors' Academy from March 27 through April 20 in Orlando. This is a four-week educational program sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and Telemundo Orlando. It is specially designed for Hispanic-owned businesses related to the construction industry: architects, civil engineers, construction cleaners, concrete and masonry, general contractors, electricians, plumbers, cabinet/floor/window/door/roof/drywall installers, painters, carpenters, A/C technicians, commercial and more.
Thanks to corporate sponsors, government grants and individual donors, Prospera offers its services free of charge to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. Individuals can register for seminars or obtain more information by calling 1-888-PROSPERA or visiting www.prosperausa.org.
Prospera (formerly HBIF) is an economic development, nonprofit organization that for 25 years has specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs who want to establish or expand their business. In the last five years alone, Prospera has facilitated over $19 million in loans, invested over $600,000 in grants for services, trained over 21,000 entrepreneurs, and helped clients create or retain over 8,000 jobs. Its offices are located across Florida's central, south and west coast regions. For more information, visit www.prosperausa.org or @prosperausa on social media.
Maria A. Yabrudy, 407-412-3303, firstname.lastname@example.org
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