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MCC's Small Business Development Center Expands

(Bradenton, Fla., June 29, 2006) - Manatee Community College's (MCC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is expanding to provide a full range of services at MCC Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East.  Free Small Business Startup workshops will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

The SBDC serves as a hub for specialized education and information services for new and existing businesses in Sarasota and Manatee counties.  Services include confidential, free one-on-one counseling for individuals who may want to start a business and small businesses that face a unique business challenge. The SBDC and MCC Corporate and Community Development also provide a range of low-cost training courses at MCC Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West; MCC Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail; and MCC Lakewood Ranch

Volunteers with a strong business background are being sought to help with seminars and counseling of new small businesses.  For more information about workshops, to schedule an appointment for confidential counseling, or to volunteer, call Gerry Belanger at (941) 408-1412.

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