AccelerateEP Observes National Entrepreneurship Week

AccelerateEP, El Paso’s new initiative for small and minority- owned businesses, will be observing National Entrepreneurship Week (NEW) from February 16-23 by hosting a series of programs at local library branches.

“The programs are designed to support local entrepreneurs by providing information and resources to develop and grow new ideas,” said Mark Pumphrey, Director of Libraries. “We want to encourage small business owners to take advantage of these free resources available to them through the City and our partners.”

The week-long programs will include webinars featuring organizations doing work in the entrepreneurship and STEM arenas with powerful stories by student entrepreneurs.

There will also be a workshop on how to leverage Instagram to improve a business’s visibility, as well as several informational sessions where the public can learn all the steps necessary to start their own business.

Businesses will also be able to learn about free workspaces and resources available to them through the AccelerateEP program and its partners.

In 2006, the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education worked with state delegates to submit a house resolution in the 109th Congress, designating annually, the third week of February as “National Entrepreneurship Week.”

Stretching Saturday to Saturday, the national week is designed to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship and engage communities across the U.S. in activities to promote and support entrepreneurship.

Visit their website for complete program information and list of partners.