TAMIU-SIFE Workshop Offered for Female Entrepreneurs

TAMIU-SIFE Students Offer 2-Day Workshop
for Female Entrepreneurs May 31-June 1

A two-day workshop focused on showing young female entrepreneurs how to start their businesses will be conducted by Texas A&M International University's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team.

Dubbed "Vision to Reality," the free workshop will take place Wednesday, May 31 in Student Center Room 230 and Thursday, June 1 in Student Center 231.  The workshop will be underway daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch and breakfast will be provided. Space is limited to the first 30 females.

Registration information is available from SIFE member Jerry Guerra at 956.326.2847.

Workshop participants will learn about financial management and entrepreneurial practices that will help them to succeed. Local entrepreneurs will share their journeys to business success.         

With help from University professors, local business leaders, and The Laredo Small Business Development Center, the Workshop will provide participants with relevant information to help them realize their own entrepreneurial dreams.

"Vision to Reality" is a SIFE community outreach project that follows the success of last year's offering, "Women in Action."

SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on university campuses in more than 40 countries.  Founded in 1975, it has grown to become one of the largest University-based organizations in the world. In the US alone, more than 800 colleges and universities, including TAMIU, are enrolled.

SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects such as TAMIU-SIFE's "Vision to Reality," that teach market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success and business ethics.

For additional information, contact Garza at 326.2847 or faculty sponsor Dr. J. Michael Patrick at 326.2547 or jmpatrick@tamiu.edu

SIFE information is also available on the Web.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu