Local Entrepreneurs Get Help at Small Business Summit


POSTED: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:02pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 12:19pm

MCALLEN - Small business owners trudged thought the cold and rain today to get some free help on how to better their business.

The Texas Workforce Commission set up several booths in the McAllen Convention Center to better show the entrepreneurs what local resources are available to them.

The Governor says this forum will give small business owners essential tools to help their business succeed.

Through small presentations the business owners could learn about workforce development, marketing, hiring and managing employees, and local growth opportunities.

"It's for companies that are in emerging industries that are part of the supply chain. The idea is to target all firms, different sizes whether you are two or three people, or 30, 50 or on your way to 500. Our goal is to help you grow," said Andres Alcantar, Commissioner for Texas Workforce Commission.

The Texas Workforce Commission said they really wanted to target the Mom and Pop shops, because they feel these small businesses really help the state economy. 

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