On April 18 and 19, Hispanic entrepreneurs in the Jacksonville area will have the opportunity to participate in business seminars and individual meetings with business consultants, at no charge. Working in collaboration with local leaders and volunteers, Prospera visits the region twice per year to provide guidance and resources to current and potential Hispanic business owners. April’s seminars will be presented in collaboration with the SBA and SBDC. This will be the organization’s first visit to the region with its new brand; until Nov. 2016 the organization was called HBIF, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund.
Individual consulting sessions will be offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day and can be carried out in Spanish or English. The seminars will be presented in Spanish each day from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the SBA office located at 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite 100B in Jacksonville. Tuesday’s seminar will focus on orientation for startups, covering topics such as licenses and permits, state regulations and financing options. Wednesday’s seminar will focus on obtaining contracts with the federal government.
Prospera is an economic development organization specialized in providing free bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their businesses. The 25-year-old nonprofit organization has offices in the Orlando, Miami and Tampa metro areas. Its services are all free of cost to entrepreneurs thanks to funds received from private and public funders. Prospera programs are designed to meet the specific needs of Hispanic entrepreneurs and include business seminars, consulting, grants and access to capital.
Individuals can register for the seminars, schedule individual consulting appointments, or obtain more information by calling 786-329-5828, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting https://portal.prosperausa.org/client/events/all/prospera-main-office-statewide.
Prospera (formerly HBIF) is an economic development, nonprofit organization that for 25 years has specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs who want to establish or expand their business. In the last five years alone, Prospera has facilitated over $19 million in loans, invested over $600,000 in grants for services, trained over 21,000 entrepreneurs, and helped clients create or retain over 8,000 jobs. Its offices are located across Florida’s central, south and west coast regions. For more information, visit www.prosperausa.org or @prosperausa on social media.