Monday, March 11, 2013
Business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to join Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins on March 20 for a free small business and information session aimed at promoting new and expanding ventures in Bernalillo County.
The next Increment of 1 Initiative event will take place Wednesday, March 20, at the McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe Street N.E. The workshops run from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., followed by a lunch.
The workshops address business issues such as marketing, payroll, government procurement and lending.
This month’s workshop is designed with women entrepreneurs in mind. The event, “Women’s Entrepreneurship: The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful,” is free and open to the public.
“First and foremost, we’re committed to supporting small businesses in Bernalillo County,” Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins says. “This summit explores innovative and traditional ways to help existing companies succeed and grow, provides answers to current business questions, and examines both benefits and challenges facing women-owned enterprises.”
To provide the business community with extended time with county Economic Development Department staff and private sector partners, Commissioner Hart Stebbins has combined this summit with her monthly luncheon. All summit attendees are invited to lunch following the two-hour program. Reservations are not required for the summit but are appreciated for the luncheon. RSVP for lunch to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel participants include Increment of 1 Initiative representatives from WESST, Accion, the Hispano Chamber of Commerce, South Valley Small Business Development Center, and the Community Development Loan Fund along with representatives from women-owned area businesses.
Lunch speakers include Toni Balzano and Alarie Ray-Garcia, owners of imPRonta Public Relations.
The Increment of 1 Initiative is a small business assistance program offering technical assistance, partnerships and a revolving loan fund. Increment of 1 is designed to encourage job creation within the small business community. Its goal is to help a large number of county small businesses develop more than 550 new jobs over the next two years.
The Increment of 1 Initiative was created in 2009 to help small businesses in Bernalillo County expand, one job at a time.
For more information, please contact Shawn Perry-Turner, Business Development Specialist, Bernalillo County Economic Development Department, at (505) 468.7817 or email email@example.com.
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