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Free business seminar series


The Entrepreneur Educational Center (EECI) is hosting its next open-to-the-public business seminars from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on July 23 at East Dominguez Park, 15116 Atlantic Ave. This will be the second in a  series of outreach to BIPOC and multicultural entrepreneurs located in the 2nd Supervisorial  District to include multicultural entrepreneurs in the environmental movement of the goods movement at the Port of Los Angeles.

Free to all, these seminars provide critical  information to underserved communities in need of business and commerce.

The park will host the seminar, during L.A. County’s “Parks After  Dark” Program and will focus on The Business Concept, for new or existing businesses. Should  an attendee complete their business plan through these seminars, EECI will start and advertise the DBA (company) or incorporate the nonprofit agency for the students.

“EECI focuses on nurturing  and promoting entrepreneurship, small business creation and expansion in the underserved communities  of Watts, Willowbrook, Compton, Carson, and South Los Angeles. The funding will support the primary  program objectives of the EECI Quarles Business Opportunity Center (QBOC),” Sen. Steve Bradfrod said.

“According to a study conducted by Lending Tree only 2.4 percent of U.S. businesses are owned by African-Americans, which is  alarming, and we must work together to address this,” Bradford said. “I commend the State for appropriating these funds  to EECI so they can expand the Quarles Business Opportunity Center.”

The QBOC is 3,000 sq.ft. of prime office space and was dedicated to the Quarles Family this year.

“We  plan to evolve QBOC into a state-of-the-art Global Communications Center,” said EECI Executive Director Barbara J. Stanton. “The outdoor Roof  Top literally saved the EECI classes to distance and safely graduate two classes during the pandemic.”

EECI partner, AltaSea, will clearly delineate what comprises a blue/green business in  today’s society, and how to be included in the environmental efforts to save the earth. There  will also be insight on the still relatively unknown blue and green economy since over 12,000  are located within the district. The industry is projected to  be a 3 trillion-dollar industry by the year 2030.

Sponsors of the EECI Programs include Comerica Bank, Enterprise Business Bank,  Epson, GBC International, Union Bank, 1st Republic Bank, Northern Trust Bank, American  Business Bank, Cathay Bank, First Commercial Bank, 1st Century Bank, Banc of California, and  Popeyes Chicken (Watts).

For information regarding the seminars, programs and opportunities offered by EECI call  (323) 757-7506 or visit or eeci77.