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MDC’s School of Business to Offer Free Workshops for Potential Start-Ups


Miami, April 3, 2012 - Due to the success of recent workshops for existing entrepreneurs, the 2012 Small Business Education Program (SBEP) at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Business has been expanded to add a two-day event designed for potential entrepreneurs and is scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 5 and April 12 in English; and from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., on Monday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 11 in Spanish. Additionally, a Business Forum event will be held for the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 in room 3210.

The program will kick off on April 5 with special welcome from City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones. She will be on hand to bring greetings from the City of Miami and present a proclamation recognizing the SBEP for its efforts in assisting local business.

The Small Business Education Program, sponsored by Citi Foundation, has been offering free workshops for small business owners throughout the county for the past four years, covering topics such as preparing an effective business plan, marketing and selling techniques, sources of funding, and green certification for businesses.

The events will take place at the Wolfson Campus, in Building 3. Participants must register online in advance for all workshops by visiting the Small Business Education Program’s website at: or

MDC has been awarded multiple grants since 2007 from Citi Foundation which enables the College to offer these free technical workshops to hundreds of existing business owners.

For more information about these free business workshops, contact George Ray at 305-237-7102 (English) or Josie Lorenzo at 305-237-3822 (Spanish).

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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