Twenty students were honored after graduating from a program in entrepreneurship run by the Bronx Women’s Business Resource Center and Monroe College.
The students completed over 60 hours of training in the fundamentals of running a small business at Monroe, and were feted at the Monroe College Annex in December. Four of the students were presented $5000 in prize money for winning competitions for best business plan.
Nancy Mendez-Morales won the $2000 first prize for her business plan for a new event planning company to be called Come Let’s Worship Production, which would focus on the Christian concert business. Mendez-Morales is the owner of a Curves exercise franchise.
Other award winners were Irene Johnson for an environmentally responsible cleaning business, Brenda Collado for a health spa fitness business and Marilyn Correa for a laundry venture.
“In this economy the opportunity for an individual to start a small business is difficult,” said the program’s director, Marcia Cameron, and added “our job is to help that individual go into business and stay in business and these classes help. ”
The next class is scheduled to run from February 15th 2011 to April 28th at Monroe College’s School of Business, 2375 Jerome Avenue in the Fordham section of the borough.
The Women’s Business Resource Center is a subsidiary of the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation.
For further information, contact Marcia Cameron at 914-500-9772 or George Acevedo at 917-216-2689 or visit www.bronxwbc.org.