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Office of RI Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis Partnering with CWE to Offer Workshops in Spanish

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis Partners with the Center for Women & Enterprise to Host Workshops Geared Toward Strengthening Latino Business Community

Workshops Taught in Spanish Created to Help Latino Businesses Grow

PROVIDENCE, RI -- The office of Rhode Island Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is partnering with the Center for Women & Enterprise to offer FREE business-related workshops, geared toward strengthening the Latino business person in 2014.

Workshops will begin in January and continue each month through September. Topics will include starting, organizing, managing, financing, and marketing a successful business.

"This is the 5th year our office has worked with the Center for Women & Enterprise to help local Latino business owners meet one-on-one with industry experts to gain valuable business information, which can assist with critical business needs," said Secretary Mollis. "Offering workshops in Spanish, allows us to reach out to the Latino community, which is a growing and vital part of our economy. I want to help give them the tools to be successful, which in turn, benefits all Rhode Islanders."

The Center for Women & Enterprise is a nationally known nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people start, and grow their businesses. CWE has worked with more than 28,000 Rhode Island and Massachusetts entrepreneurs since 1995. CWE's mission is to empower people to become economically self-sufficient and to prosper through business and entrepreneurship.

Workshops, times and dates are as follows:

Preparing for Tax Season Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm

10 Steps to Start Your Business Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm

How Social Media Can help You in Your Business Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Business Ethics ( Social Responsibility) Monday, April 21, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm

Organizing Your Business Monday, May 12,2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm

10 Tips for Marketing Monday, June 16, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Importance of a Business Plan Monday, Jully 14,2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Requirements for Obtaining Financial Assistance for your Business Monday, August 4, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Please register with Claudia Cornejo at (401) 277-0800 or

Secretary of State Mollis is committed to making it easier for Rhode Islanders to vote, making it easier to do business in Rhode Island and making government more open and accessible. For more information about the programs and services the Secretary of State offers Rhode Islanders, visit

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Department or agency: Office of the Secretary of State


Release date: 01-17-2014

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