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No-Cost Business Workshops for Entrepreneurs to be Offered in English & Spanish

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Laura James
760-340-1575, laura@cvep.com

Cathedral City, CA (January 29, 2018) – The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) in conjunction with the City of Cathedral City and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) present a series of monthly workshops geared towards helping entrepreneurs open and run their businesses profitably.  The “Small Business Success Series” will feature a new topic each month, beginning February 8 and continuing through November 2018 at Palm Springs Motors, 69200 Hwy 111, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Each workshop will be presented in English (from 6:00-6:50pm) and Spanish (from 7:00-7:50pm).

Entrepreneurs throughout the Coachella Valley have increasingly requested access to resources to help start and grow their businesses. Cathedral City, already home to a vibrant array of small businesses, is primed for additional small business growth with plans in place to expand downtown offerings and add to its overall economic base. With an eye towards supporting current and future home-grown businesses, the City has enlisted existing business support agencies – CVEP and SBA – to deliver high-quality business education and information to its aspiring business owners, and to do so in both of the region’s predominant languages.

“When local businesses open their doors, we want them to have access to all the tools and information they need to ensure that they become profitable and successful. We also want to make sure that we are serving our many local Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, who have been traditionally underserved by similar education programs. The “Small Business Success Series” is designed to enhance the business acumen of our local entrepreneurial community and to help them build their businesses in such a way that they’ll be successful for the long-term,” says Stone James, director of economic development for Cathedral City.

Topics will include business startup basics, understanding credit, business financing, digital and social media marketing, customer service, preparing for the holidays, and more. Most workshops will be held on the second Thursday of each month with the exception of August (Saturday, August 11) and November (the third Thursday, November 15).  There is no fee to attend.

For more information, please contact Laura James at 760-340-1575 or laura@cvep.com.

To register for the February 8 session in English, please visit this link.

To register for the February 8 session in Spanish, please visit this link.

About Coachella Valley Economic Partnership

CVEP is a nonprofit organization that serves as the regional economic development agency for the Coachella Valley. CVEP manages the Palm Springs iHub and Accelerator Campus, operates a business retention and expansion group, and is the point of contact for business attraction. Visit www.cvep.com, email info@cvep.com, or call 760-340-1575.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access to Capital, Entrepreneurial Development, Government Contracting, and Advocacy. Visit www.sba.gov  for more info.

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