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


Miami, December 18, 2012 - This spring, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Business will offer free workshops to small and moderate size businesses in Allapattah, Overtown, Downtown Miami and surrounding areas, as well as specific areas of Miami Beach, as part of its Small Business Education Program sponsored by Citi Foundation. Beginning in March, the free business seminars and workshops will be offered in English and Spanish for existing and potential entrepreneurs.

The first seminars for existing businesses only will be held on Tuesdays: March 12, 19, and 26, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Topics will include finances and capital resources, marketing, customer service, and much more.

This year’s workshop for entrepreneurs will offer information about opening a business and a home-based business, as well as informing businesses of the basics of creating a business plan framework. Potential business owners are welcomed to attend this workshop scheduled on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

All workshops will be held at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Room 3208 and 3209, in downtown Miami.

Participants must register online in advance for all events by visiting the Small Business Education Program’s website at: (English) or  (Spanish).

“The collaboration of Miami Dade College and Citi Foundation has made it possible once again, to bring to the community programs that can assist in fostering the local economy, “said Dr. Ana M. Cruz, Chairperson, School of Business, Wolfson Campus.

MDC has been awarded multiple grants since 2007 from Citi Foundation that 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
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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