|Posted on 2/24/2015 7:25:00 AM.|
(Seguin) -- Lessons on doing business will all be for free this Friday thanks to the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce. The group, known as the leading Hispanic business organization in Texas, will be offering a full day of workshops to help small businesses here in Seguin tackle a few important issues.
J.R. Gonzales, the executive vice chair for TAMACC, says the group, being hosted by the Seguin-Guadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will be in town this weekend for its quarterly meeting. Gonzales says the workshops are free and open to any business operation.
"These are workshops that are absolutely free and open to the public. Anybody can participate. If you're a business owner, want to go into business, in business already, an entrepreneur or just an interested party, yes, you're more than welcome. We have a series of workshops. One of them is going to be about improving sales techniques and how to network and networking for small businesses. We're also going to be talking about the hills and valleys of the Affordable Health Care Act and if you haven't signed up, maybe some alternatives you can do for your business and for yourself personally. We're going to be talking about how to create effective newsletters and communications using e-marketing. We're also going to be running an educational leadership type workshop for those people who sit on boards of directors and who want to improve their leadership skills," said Gonzales.
A chamber leader for the last 40 years, Gonzales says the group hopes to pass on its mission of increasing business opportunities to small or minority owned operations.
"It is a statewide Hispanic chamber organization, but by all means, you do not have to be Hispanic to participate. In fact about 35 to 40 percent of our members are non Hispanic. They join TAMACC to come to TAMACC functions. They realize that TAMACC focuses in on the small business owner, the entrepreneur. So this is something that TAMACC has been doing for many many years along with some legislative advocacy and the state legislature, which is kind of another topic all together, but we believe and encourage our small businesses to do well and try to provide information and resources for them to improve. During this free workshops and seminars you'll also be able to network with a lot of other companies, other businesses from around the community and the state and hopefully, be able to give some connections and do businesses with some other folks as well," said Gonzales.
The workshop begins at 9 a.m. Friday at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum. Reservations are encouraged by calling 512-444-5727.
In addition to hosting TAMACC’s quarterly meeting this weekend, the Seguin Hispanic Chamber will be holding its annual awards banquet Friday night at the Coliseum. The event includes the annual presentation of awards, a catered dinner plus music by Grammy Winner Stefani Montiel. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at JP's Qwik Stop, the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber office or at Seguin Radio KWED. The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
|TAMACC, Hispanic Chamber|