(Clearwater, FL) Clearwater Business SPARK is proud to announce Prospera, formerly known as the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund/HBIF, as its newest partner to support entrepreneurs and small business owners. Prospera will host a business workshop free to the community on January 31 at the East Library in Clearwater.
As a partner of Clearwater Business SPARK, Prospera’s team of business development consultants is dedicated to guide and support the Hispanic entrepreneurs in building, developing and growing their business.
Prospera will host a public workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 at the East Library, 2251 Drew St., Clearwater. The workshop, entitled Successful Strategies for Business, will allow the Hispanic community to know the Prospera programs, including the business grants, the access to one-on-one consultations and specialized educational workshops. The workshop will also present key actions to have success in business.
To register for the workshop, contact Prospera at (813) 634-6246 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clearwater Business SPARK is a network of partners who support local small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business. Prospera joins the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development, the city of Clearwater’s Economic Development and Housing Department, Clearwater Public Library System, Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency, and Florida Business Incubator, formerly known as TAFFIE, as partners in the network.
‘We are excited to join with Prospera to serve our Hispanic entrepreneurs and small businesses,’ said Denise Sanderson, the city of Clearwater’s director of Economic Development and Housing. ‘Representing approximately 20 percent of the city’s population, Hispanic-owned businesses are an important and growing sector of our local economy.’
Clearwater Business SPARK provides business programs and services including business planning and coaching, educational programs, networking opportunities, guidance for doing business with the federal government and international markets and incubator services.
Clearwater Business SPARK also offers access to databases and market research tools, a variety of co-working, meeting and training spaces and hands-on tools and activities at Studios at Main, a unique makerspace located within Clearwater Downtown Main Library.
‘Adding Prospera as a partner to the Clearwater Business SPARK network helps us meet a need in the community to support Hispanic entrepreneurs,’ said Audra Aja, Clearwater Business SPARK program coordinator. ‘With more than 25 years serving this market, Prospera’s consultants have the expertise to support the start-up and growth of entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout Clearwater. We are proud to expand our network and provide access to valuable resources to serve the Hispanic community.’
Prospera is the leading Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization that specializes in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business. Prospera has provided business seminars, individual consulting sessions, access to business grants and loan facilitation process for more than 25 years. These resources help support Hispanic entrepreneurs at no cost.
‘We look forward to partnering with the city of Clearwater and Clearwater Business SPARK in fostering the development and success of local businesses,’ said Augusto Sanabria, president and chief executive officer of Prospera. ‘Our unique model and talented business consultants will deliver customized and high quality services to every current or aspiring Hispanic entrepreneur who wishes to take advantage of our programs, which are available year-round to them for free.’
To learn more, visit ClearwaterBusinessSPARK.com or contact Audra Aja, program coordinator, at (727) 443-0217 or email at info@ClearwaterBusinessSPARK.com.