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The Delaware Hispanic Commission, in partnership with Small Business Support Organizations, is establishing a Hispanic-American Business Resource Center. We will offer a six part, three hour bilingual series of workshops titled “How to Do Business in Delaware”. If you are interested in learning the basics of starting a business, and want to register to attend the workshops. Contact Sonia Aguilar at 302-672-6850. Click here to register for the next class.
Directions to First State Manufacturing Company
Take Rte. 1- S
Take DE 36 exit
Turn right when exiting the ramp
Stay on Rte. 36 for 1.2 miles
Make left on Marshall St.
Make 3rd right on to SE 4th St.
301 SE 4th St. is on your right.
* Program available to Delaware residents, existing businesses and individuals or businesses that "need" property insurance in Delaware.
DHC Program Coordinator –Sonia Aguilar, Vice Chair for the Delaware Hispanic Commission (DHC) and the Workforce Director for the Delaware Economic Development Office has been a member of the DHC, since its inception in 2012. She is also the Chair of the sub-committee for Economic Development for the DHC. She works with a team of business professionals that serve the needs of Delaware Entrepreneurs. This team has been instrumental in identifying an untapped supply of enthusiastic Hispanics who want to learn How to start a business in Delaware. A 3-hour 6 week program has been developed in Spanish to meet the demand of the Hispanic community. Since March 2014, 4 classes have been held and 39 Hispanics have completed the program.
Instructor - Meghan Fisher is an AmeriCorp Volunteer assigned to the Delaware Economic Development Office to work closely with the DHC Program Coordinator, Sonia Aguilar. With the assistance and guidance of other Business Professionals, she has developed and delivered the program on “How To Do Business in Delaware.” Her education and bilingual skills acquired while studying abroad have been instrumental to the success of this pilot program. While living in Spain she learned about the culture and developed a sense of passion and commitment to help others, especially here, in her state. For this reason she accepted the project and continues to impact Hispanics across the State of Delaware teaching them in their native language ‘How to do business in DE”.