Jean publishes a blog called the Enterprise Corner. It features articles on entrepreneurship, local industry trends, manufacturing news and periodic ‘toolbox’ articles showcasing assistance, incentives and other resources for local businesses.
There are a variety of resources available in Español for business owners and entrepreneurs. This issue of Tool Kit will highlight the online assistance available in Spanish.
The newly released Small Business Administration Spanish Language Website offers all the assistance services of SBA in a convenient website dedicated to Spanish readers. Their services include advice for starting and managing a business, online workshops, information on loans and financing and opportunities to take advantage of government contracting courses.
The Small Business Development Center also boasts a Spanish page that connects business owners with necessary resources. In addition Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses by providing advice and assistance as well as a video library in Spanish.
Don’t forget about the Yakima Valley Library’s treasure trove of business books in Spanish. Books can be searched for on their website and ordered for pick up. The Rural Community Development Resources office gives business workshops and administers low income loans to eligible businesses.