Hispanic Sessions to Cater to Hispanic Entrepreneurs

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Adriana Dungan, adungan@msn.com Phone: (402) 494-1013 Joy Marshall, joym@cfra.org Phone: (402) 614-5558 or – Elisha Greeley Smith, elishas@cfra.org Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1007
Lyons, NE – For the second year in a row the Center for Rural Affairs will host, Marketplace: Opening Doors to Success, which will focus on building jobs and the rural economy from within. This year, along with similar sessions from last year, the conference will feature several teach-ins in Spanish. These sessions will include topics such as marketing strategies, business start-up, using the internet as a marketing tool, and bookkeeping. The conference will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at the New World Inn in Columbus, Nebraska.
“MarketPlace Hispanic Track is an effort to bring resources and support to Hispanic business owners which play an important role in Nebraska's economic development,” commented Adriana Dungan, Center for Rural Affairs, REAP Business Specialist and Hispanic Business Center Director.
Facilitating these sessions will be Andriana Dungan, Angel Freytez with the Mexican-American Commission, Daniel Padilla with Pinnacle Bank, And Javier Arizmendi who is a Public Accountant.
Angel Freytez will be presenting a session on E-business strategies. “The session will provide assistance in developing, and maintaining a bilingual website that will strongly reflect the image and purpose of the e-business,” commented Freytez.

MarketPlace will feature up to 50 booths filled with successful small business men and women, service providers, and other conference sponsors. Attendees will be able to meet with these folks throughout the day to ask questions, gather information, and make connections.
The conference offers training, networking, and professional development for startup and existing small businesses, service providers, rural communities and family farmers and ranchers.
Register online: http://www.cfra.org/marketplace/home .

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