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Kutztown University SBDC’s Latino Business Resource Center to Host Spanish Seminar Series for Latino Business Owners

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The Latino Business Resource Center (LBRC) located at the Kutztown University SBDC has announced a new seminar series designed to address the needs of established Latino business owners. The series will be held monthly and all topics will be delivered in Spanish. Session topics will cover a variety of issues that affect existing business owners such as financial security, foreign markets, and social media. The series will run from February to November. For more information or to register, click here.

Below is additional information about each seminar.

Free Trade Agreement
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: This seminar will explain regulations, the Free Trade Agreement, and the process of importing and exporting.

QuickBooks for Beginners
Date: Thursday, April 25
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: This seminar will discuss ways to manage business finances, analyze reporting capabilities, and manage payroll.

Loan Package
Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: Attendees will learn what to consider when requesting a loan and how to create an attractive loan package.

Social Media
Date: Thursday, June 27
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: Business owners will learn how to utilize social media, determine the most suitable social media tool for their business, and how to maintain their web presence.

Business Model Generation
Date: Thursday, August 22
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: Business owners will learn how to strategically look at their operations and improve critical segments.

Zoning
Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: This seminar will provide information about the city’s commercial zoning code, and the protocol to follow to acquire the necessary zoning permits for your business.

Excel
Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: Attendees will learn tips and tricks to improve their use of Microsoft Excel.

Bankruptcy
Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Details: This seminar will discuss the benefits and consequences of declaring bankruptcy and its alternatives.