TAMPA, FL, April 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Small Business Information Center (SBIC) of Hillsborough County is hosting its complimentary, two-part Developing a Business Plan workshop at the University Area Community Center on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Attendees not only learn everything involved in developing a business plan, but also have the chance to receive a $1,000 grant to launch their entrepreneurial dream.
After the workshop, attendees are encouraged to develop their complete business plan and submit it by May 1 to be eligible for the $1,000 grant provided by the University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc.'s (UACDC) INVEST: University Area Microloan Program. This grant marks the launch of the new program. Hillsborough County residents attending the workshop are eligible to win and grant funds are designated for business-related expenses only.
The winner of the grant will be decided by the program's committee, comprised of UACDC board members and a member of the SBIC. Over the next twelve months, the program will provide $20,000 in microloans to University Area small businesses, giving them access to capital at interest rates not found anywhere else.
"The INVEST: University Area Microloan Program is not only lending a hand of support, but offering a partnership for those who deserve a second chance. Spurring economic activity of local, small businesses will promote self-sufficiency among residents and provide another anchoring stake for residents in the community," said UACDC's Executive Director & CEO, Dan Jurman. "The Small Business Information Center has always stood by us, and we know they will be an integral part of continuing to develop more and better businesses in the University Area as they have been across Hillsborough County."
To attend the workshop, register with the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center at sbic.hillsboroughcounty.org or by calling (813) 914-4028 ext. 62001. This workshop will be held at the University Area Community Center, 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For questions regarding the grant or to submit an application, contact Ian McDermott at email@example.com or (813) 558-5212 ext. 310.
About the UACDC
The University Area Community Development Corporation, Inc. (UACDC) is a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership whose mission is children and family development, crime prevention and commerce growth. Its primary focus is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The UACDC was named Nonprofit of the Year for Public and Societal Benefit by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2011 and 2012. It is headquartered in the University Area Community Center Complex, owned by Hillsborough County and operated by the UACDC, which is located at 14013 North 22nd Street in Tampa. For more information about UACDC, please visit http://www.uacdc.org or call Dan Jurman at 813-558-5212, ext. 208.
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