Building Better Businesses series aims to help Victoria entrepreneurs


July 12, 2011 at 2:12 a.m.
Updated July 13, 2011 at 2:13 a.m.

A slew of workshops geared at helping local entrepreneurs are headed to Victoria.

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce kicks off Building Better Businesses, its new quarterly series, July 26 at the University of Houston-Victoria Multi-purpose room.

The first workshop, "Does Your Employee Need Child Care Assistance?" will help employers determine how to alleviate workers' daycare worries and the like, said Randy Vivian, president and CEO of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Workforce Solutions of the Golden Crescent partnered with the chamber for the event, he said.

The series has been in the works since the beginning of the year, Vivian said, explaining member feedback factored into development.

"We talked to a lot of our members to find out what we weren't doing that they wanted done," he said. "One thing was they wanted to have programs like this for small businesses. To be able to do that here, without them having to go off to get it done."

Future events will hone in on a range of topics, such as employee issues, hiring, firing and employee manuals, Vivian said. The chamber hopes to partner with other organizations, such as Victoria College and the UHV Small Business Development Center, down the road.

The first session lasts from 3 to 5 p.m. July 26 and is free to chamber members but $100 for non-members.

Although registration is not required, Vivian said RSVPs are appreciated, so the chamber can better prepare for the event.

For more information, call 361-573-5277.



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