SBA to host Small Business Resource Expo

Subject: SBA to Host Small Business Resource EXPO

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SBA to Host Small Business Resource EXPO

-An Entrepreneurs’ One-Stop-Shop-

HARLINGEN, TX – On Friday, September 13, 2013 the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a FREE Small Business Resource EXPO specifically organized to help small business owners or anyone thinking of starting a business connect with representatives from federal, state and local business resource agencies.   The EXPO will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Harlingen Public Library located at 410 76 Drive, Harlingen, Texas.

The EXPO designed to be a one-stop shop includes the following resource organizations; Accion, Better Business Bureau, FranNet, GreenPath Debt Solution, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), SCORE, Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Cameron County Clerk’s Office, Workforce Solutions-Cameron, U. S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, UTB-International Trade and Innovation Center, and the UTPA-Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Additionally, three breakout sessions will be offered.  The first session is scheduled for 9:30 AM presented by the UTPA-Small Business Development Center and entitled Business Start Up: Getting it done the right way.  The second is scheduled for 10:30 AM, presented by Maria Perez, Lender Relations Specialist, SBA, Financing Your Business: Where do I Begin?  And lastly, at 11:30 AM, presented by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Doing Business with the Government.

“The Small Business Resource EXPO concludes a series of Friday Informational Workshops delivered by the SBA throughout the year to help start, build and grow businesses,” stated Sylvia Zamponi, SBA District Director for the Lower Rio Grande Valley District.  “We truly work to provide every opportunity for entrepreneurs to succeed and this expo is an excellent resource for success,” said Zamponi.

For more information about the event contact Veronica Ortega at (956) 427-8533 Ext. 233 or email to

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation and to help families and businesses recover from national disasters.


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