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SBA to Host Third Annual Small Business Resource EXPO

Posted: 09/10/2015
Author: SBA Press Release

     Press Release 





Release Date:   September 9, 2015 Contact:   Angela R. Burton  (956) 427-8533 Ext. 231
Release Number:  15-LRGV-15 Internet Address:  http://www.sba.gov/news Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Blogs 


SBA to Host Third Annual Small Business Resource EXPO

-An Entrepreneurs’ One-Stop-Shop-

HARLINGEN, TX – On Friday, September 11, 2015 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host its Third Annual  Small Business Resource EXPO specifically organized to help small business owners or anyone thinking of starting a business connect with representatives from federal, state and local business resource agencies.   The EXPO will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Harlingen Public Library located at 410 76 Drive, Harlingen, Texas. 

The EXPO designed to be a one-stop shop includes the following resource organizations; GreenPath Debt Solutions, LiftFund, OSHCON, PeopleFund, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), SCORE, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Department of Insurance, U.S. Department of Labor- Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U. S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Social Security Administration, UTRGV-Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), Women’s Business Center, Workforce Solutions-Cameron, SBA participating lenders.

 Additionally, two breakout sessions will be offered.  The first session is scheduled for 9:30 AM presented by SCORE and entitled BUSINESS STARTUP - How to REALLY start your own business.  The second breakout session is scheduled for 10:30 AM, presented by UTRGV-SBDC and entitled THE POWER OF BUSINESS PLANNING. 

“The Small Business Resource EXPO concludes a series of Friday Informational Workshops delivered by the SBA throughout the year to help start, build and grow businesses,” Angela Burton, District Director, Lower Rio Grande Valley District stated.  “We truly work to provide every opportunity for entrepreneurs to succeed and this free expo is an excellent resource for success,” Burton said. 

For more information about the event contact Veronica Ortega at (956) 427-8533 Ext. 233 or email to veronica.ortega@sba.gov

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation and to help families and businesses recover from national disasters. 

“Today’s SBA: Smart, Bold, Accessible”