La Comunidad hosts business skills workshop

Kennett Square >> For the second year, La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) is hosting a series of workshops for Latino entrepreneurs.

“The first series of seminars was successful last year,” said Margarita Mirkil, president and chief executive officer of LCH. “The workshops will give valuable information on those wanting to start a business or wanting to improve their existing venture.”

“How to Succeed as a Latino Entrepreneur,” a bilingual eight-week seminar series is being offered by the Kutztown University Latino Business Resource Center, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16.

The first meeting will begin at 6 p.m., at LCH, 731 West Cypress Street, Kennett Square. Those attending will be given an overview of the course and will be able to register for the series.


The sessions will be held each Tuesday through Nov. 18 at LCH, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. The cost of the seminars is $50. Seminar topics will be business planning, marketing, financial models, bank products, insurance and legal and zoning regulations.

For additional information, contact Kutztown University Latino Business Resource Center at or Carolina Martinez, director of the center at 484-646-4013 or

Kutztown University, LCH, National Penn Bank, the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Chester County SCORE are workshop partners.

La Comunidad Hispana was established in 1973 as a community-based nonprofit organization to empower immigrants and low-income residents in Chester County to stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive, fulfilling lives. LCH is a culturally competent, bilingual, bicultural agency that reflects the community it serves. For more information, go to or call 610-444-7550, ext. 242.