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PALM DESERT, Calif. – Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center will present “The ABCs of Starting Your Own Business” on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

The workshop will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the CVWBC office, 77-806 Flora Road, Suite A, off Washington and the 10 freeway in Palm Desert. There is no cost for the workshop.

The free workshop will be an interactive discussion on the role an entrepreneur takes in starting a business. Facilitator for the workshop will be Josahan Jaime-Santacruz of Robin Hood Archery.

Participants will receive contact information for the myriad of government and business entities that are part of the start-up process. The workshop will also provide information about available funding sources for local existing and aspiring small business owners.

For more information, or to register for the workshop, contact Kim Scanlan at (760) 345-9200. To register online, visit the CVWBC website at

The program provides services in English and Spanish to Latina business owners, currently the fastest growing group of women business owners in the country.

The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center’s hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center is a program of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship at Cal State San Bernardino in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The CVWBC provides business counseling, training and mentoring designed for, but not limited to, women business owners.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit

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