PHARR, RGV – Pharr Economic Development Corporation and UT-Rio Grande Valley’s Small Business Development Center recently held free workshops for aspiring business owners. 

Karina Lopez

At the workshops – one in English and one in Spanish – attendees were provided with information on the steps necessary for a smart start to owning a business.

The workshops featured brainstorming a business idea, determining potential customers, reviewing one’s financial position, developing a concrete plan of action, and accessing helpful resources. 

The workshops were presented by a Certified Business Advisor with the SBDC.

Karina Lopez, business retention and expansion manager at Pharr EDC, spoke to Rio Grande Guardian reporter Steve Taylor about the workshops.