"partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Tennessee Board of Regents, and the State of Tennessee. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis."The article "State helps Hispanics start businesses" reports on a race-based outreach program they're conducting:
The mayors of Shelbyville and Wartrace met recently with local Hispanic business people and the state executive director of TSBDC, Gregory Sedrick. The focus of the meeting was to inform the Hispanic community about small business development and training that is available free of charge.It's good to know that people of all races will be invited; last time I was in Tennessee I read a report in a small-town paper about the KKK, and I'm sure they're trying to move away from anything even remotely like that.
Two meetings will be held within the next few weeks: one for start up businesses on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and on Nov. 9 for existing businesses at noon until 2 p.m. on both days. The location for the meetings are to be announced and will be open to all, not just Hispanics wanting assistance...
The organization also has a partnership with the Mexican government offering classes in Spanish literacy, so that the same counselors can work with Hispanics with their small business needs.I hear Berlitz has excellent foreign language classes. And, that wouldn't involve what is basically a public agency from getting involved with a mostly hostile foreign government.
For more information about the meetings and service available for those wanting to get into small business, contact [state executive director of TSBDC, Gregory Sedrick] at (615) 653-1293 or e-mail gsedrick *at* mail.tsbdc.orgI'll try to reach him and ask a few questions.
Immigration2005b · Sun, 10/16/2005 - 06:24 · Importance: 1