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Small Business Development Center, Council of Hispanic Business Professionals Center Host Bilingual Workshop in Naples April 24

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Council of Hispanic Business Professionals, will host a bilingual small business workshop 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 24 at the offices of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, located at Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, 3rd Floor, in Naples.

The workshop focuses on how to access programs for small business owners, types of programs available, eligibility, program criteria and where to apply.

Topics of discussion include:
     Small Business Counseling - Julio Estremera, CBA, FGCU SBDC
     HR Tools for Small Businesses - Maria J. Ramos, PHR, Human Resource Consultant Bilingual Services by MJR Inc.
     Hispanic Marketing - A Cultural Approach - Luis Bernal, consulting director, HispanicWise Business & Communications
     Avoiding Payment Problems - Javier Adolfo Pacheco, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
     Doing Business With the Government Millie Class - DBE Assistant, FGCU SBDC
     Web Design & Marketing - Adriana Buitrago, Wannabefound

Cost to attend the program $20 per person. Register on line at, or call the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.

For further information contact Julio Estremera at (239)745-3707.

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