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Accelerator program to assist Nevada's Hispanic small businesses

Posted at 9:45 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 00:51:29-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Latin Chamber of Commerce Nevada was among five chambers selected for the Avanzar Small Business Accelerator program.

The project is expected to give new skills and resources to local companies to help improve their services and allow Hispanic small businesses to keep moving forward with the program starting in August.

"They're going to have courses to teach everything from building financial plans, leadership skills, marketing, and leveraging social media," said Peter Guzman, President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce Nevada.

The program is particularly crucial due to the current times with many businesses making changes to survive the coronavirus crisis.

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"If you don't learn the new economy, which is going to include things like virtual and social media, then they're not up to speed and going to be left behind," Guzman said.

Guzman also said he hopes to help 100 entrepreneurs and business owners, but that time and commitment will be required for all selected participants.

The US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce made the selection. Each Latina and Latino entrepreneur will participate in courses that are aimed to help them develop business plans, strategies, and leadership skills needed to scale their small businesses.

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Other chambers located in Albuquerque, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Orlando are also part of the program.

More information from the Latin Chamber of Commerce is also available here.