Jackson Heights group launching free business education program for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs

Businessmen shaking hands after meeting in a cafe
Photo via Getty Images

A community-based nonprofit in Jackson Heights is helping Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs grow their business.

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) announced Tuesday a new small business education program tailored for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in Jackson Heights and surrounding neighborhoods in northern Queens.

“Small businesses are the heart and soul of our immigrant communities,” said Jessie Lee, managing director of Renaissance Economic Development Corporation. “We are committed to providing entrepreneurs in Queens with the skills they need to compete in a challenging marketplace, to bridge the digital divide and to offer multilingual services customized for our diverse neighborhoods.”

The series (taking place Feb. 13, 20 and 27) is completely free. The classes are focused on bridging the digital divide, helping entrepreneurs stay sustainable and successful in the community.

Topics will include: Creating Your Online Store (Feb. 13), Social Media & Digital Marketing (Feb. 20) and Managing Your Credit & Business Cash Flow (Feb. 27).

The classes will be held at 92-14 Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights. To make a reservation, contact: Elizabeth Au-Hing at 212-964-2288. The courses will be offered in Spanish only.

REDC is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to transforming immigrant, low- and middle-income communities in New York City. Since 1997, REDC has been providing low-interest small business loans and entrepreneurial training programs in underserved areas throughout the five boroughs. REDC is an affiliate of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE).

For more information about REDC, visit www.renaissance-ny.org.


More from Around New York