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UTSA International Trade Center conducts small business training module in Honduras

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Cliff Paredes (International Trade Center cirector) and Monica Alcoz (senior international business consultant) with Ana Paola Pizzati (assistant director, Honduras secretary of industry and commerce)

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(June 19, 2012) -- International Trade Center Director Cliff Paredes and Monica Alcoz, senior international business consultant, have just finished conducting in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the second training module on how to successfully run a small business development center (SBDC).

The June 14-15 module focused on developing SBDC training programs. Training is important to centers as both promotional tools and avenues to assist a greater audience of small-business owners than business consulting services alone. More than 130 people attended the training including Carlos Avila Molina, rector, and Mario Lanza, vice rector of Universidad Jose Cecilio del Valle in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where the event was hosted, as well as high-ranking officials in the Honduran government.

"The attendees were very enthusiastic about the presentations," said Paredes. "Training is core to an SBDC's function, and good training is able to make lasting connections in the community."

This event was organized by the International Trade Center in partnership with the Universidad Jose Cecilio del Valle and the Secretariat of Industry and Commerce of Honduras.

For more information on the development of SBDCs abroad, visit the Small Business Development Center website.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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