El Clasificado Triumphantly Closes 2007 Small Business Series with Successful Small Business...

El Clasificado Triumphantly Closes 2007 Small Business Series with Successful Small Business Expo ‘Su Socio de Negocios’


Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 2, 2007–<a href="http://www.elclasificado.com"El Clasificadohas returned to the birthplace of its blossoming <a href="http://www.susociodenegocios.com"Su Socio de Negocios small business expo by hosting its fifth event at the <a href="http://www.quietcannon.com"Quiet Cannon in Montebello, CA. Two hundred micro business owners came from across the Southland to obtain information in Spanish, and tools designed to help maximize efficiency and productivity in order to help their small businesses thrive.

Since the inaugural <a href="http://www.susociodenegocios.com"Su Socio de Negocios of February 2006, every seminar thereafter has been an improvement on the last, making sure to cover information that Latino small business owners cannot easily find in their language. Past seminars have touched on topics ranging from the basic principles of starting a small business to information technology innovations that increase productivity.

For the October expo, El Clasificado invited distinguished panelists from the <a href="http://www.irs.gov"IRS, <a href="http://www.socalgas.com"The Gas Co, and Confianza USA to deliver brief presentations on “The Tax Gap”, “Energy Efficiency Programs for Small Business Owners”, and “Permits for Your Business,” respectively. Guests also had the opportunity to network and learn about the benefits offered for small businesses by such corporate giants as <a href="http://www.wireless.att.com/home"AT&T Wireless, <a href="http://www.ikea.com"IKEA, and <a href="https://www.uboc.com/uboc/home/home.html"Union Bank of California

According to the US Census, there are 1.5 million Hispanic-Owned firms across the US, and close to 300,000 of these are located in Los Angeles County alone. <a href="http://www.susociodenegocios.com"Su Socio de Negocios by now has become the leading platform for many Spanish-speaking micro business owners in Los Angeles who, due to the language barrier, sometimes lack the resources to help make their businesses more efficient. “El Clasificado is always looking for ways to increase our community outreach efforts, and the breakaway success we’ve had with Su Socio de Negocios has demonstrated that this is the type of free service the Spanish-speaking business community needed,” stated Martha de la Torre, founder and CEO of El Clasificado.

Sponsors for “Su Socio de Negocios” small business expo on October 24 included <a href="http://www.ikea.com"IKEA, <a href="http://www.statefarm.com"State Farm, <a href="http://www.bulova.com"Bulova, <a href="http://www.wireless.att.com/home"AT&T Wireless, <a href="http://www.certifiedfcu.com"Certified Credit Union and <a href="https://www.uboc.com/uboc/home/home.html"Union Bank among more than fifteen other sponsors. The next event is tentatively scheduled for June 2008. That same year, El Clasificado also plans to launch a “Su Socio de Negocios” entrepreneur breakfast series that will allow the organizations to provide ongoing support and connect intimately with Spanish-speaking small business owners throughout the year.

El Clasificado’s “<a href="http://www.susociodenegocios.com"Su Socio de Negocios” is a series of free workshops held in grass roots Latino communities in Southern California throughout the year. The seminars are designed to offer new Hispanic micro-businesses the tools they need to grow.
<a href="http://www.elclasificado.com"El Clasificado is a free Spanish-language classified publication, which more than 1 million readers utilize every week as a source of information on everything from health and education to consumer alerts and real estate. El Clasificado is distributed in over 140 cities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and has a verified weekly circulation of over 300,000.

El Clasificado Triumphantly Closes 2007 Small Business Series with Successful Small Business Expo ‘Su Socio de Negocios’