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LBRC offers new entrepreneur seminars

Feb. 27, 2013

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University's Latino Business Resource Center (LBRC) has partnered with the Berks County Latino Chamber of Commerce to offer a comprehensive series of nine seminars designed specifically for the Latino entrepreneur. The series will kick off on February 28 with a bilingual workshop on fraud, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Berks County Community Foundation Center, 237 Court Street in Reading, Pa. Workshops will be free for LBRC clients and Latino Chamber of Commerce members, and $15 for others.

The seminar on fraud, presented by Berks County District Attorney John Adams, will teach participants how to protect their business from fraud and necessary steps to take if they become a victim of fraud. Adams will discuss recent trends in fraudulent activities, including misappropriation of social security information and false W-2s filed to claim federal tax refunds. By taking preventative steps to avoid becoming the victim of fraudulent practices, businesses will be able to focus more of their energy on growth and success.

On March 22 Tony Ceballos, director of the U.S. Commercial Service of Pa., Christian Rodriguez, general consul of Colombia, and John Xu, District International Trade Officer from the United States Small Business Administration, will present a seminar on free trade agreements, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln Wyndham Hotel, 100 N 5th St., Reading, Pa. This seminar will teach business owners how to use free trade agreements to benefit their business.

Future workshop topics include seminars on Excel, QuickBooks, loan packages, social media and more. For additional information, interested business owners can visit the LBRC website at, or contact Carolina Martinez, director of the Latino Business Resource Center, at 484-646-4013 or