Free SBA course in Spanish for young entrepreneurs
Want to start a business but not sure where to start? There may be a new tool to help you determine if you are ready for business ownership.
"Young Entrepreneurs: An Essential Guide to Starting Your Own Business" (Jóvenes Emprendedores) is a free, self-paced online course in Spanish that gives an overview of basic business principles and introduces resources available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
"The Young Entrepreneurs" course is designed to help with the essentials of starting a small business, including evaluating business ideas, choosing the best financing options and registering a business. The course also includes useful resources that will help with each step along the path to entrepreneurial success.
The course is accessible from the SBA’s Learning Center under the banner “Starting a Business” at http://go.usa.gov/mnFT, and is also available in English.
In addition to the course, the SBA and GobiernoUSA.gov will host a live Hangout on Sept. 25, to chat about the new online course and entrepreneurship with Sarah Farzam, owner of Bilingual Birdies, a foreign language and live music company that encourages cross-cultural awareness through combining language and music. Farzam will answer questions about getting started as a young entrepreneur.
Hangout participants can submit questions for Farzam by email to email@example.com or tweet questions using the hashtag #jovenesempresarios. No registration is needed to watch.
To join the conversation and watch live, go to https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/109740293027006618740/events/cb3oitffipifl4t42t9bd7uq0f4 for a live stream of the Hangout. The live Hangout will start at 1 p.m. EST.
“This month, the SBA recognizes the vital contributions Hispanic American small business owners have made to our economy as we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator. “As a proud Hispanic American, I believe that providing financial, educational and technical assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs is a major means to create jobs and stimulate the economy. The new course is an essential business development tool for young entrepreneurs that can be central to the future success for many generations to come.”