The Bronx Women’s Business Resource Center is the small business assistance division of the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation and is funded by the Small Business Administration and the New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. There is at least one women business center in almost every state and U.S. Territory . Our mission is to assist women entrepreneurs as well as minority business owners through the provision of financial roundtables and two yearly twelve week Entrepreneurship Training Courses. These services are offered in English and Spanish. The main goal of our network is to close the technical assistance gap that limits the growth potential and job creation capacity of small to midsized companies.
As a resource center that is part SBA, we stay up to date by sharing resources and provide referrals at our case sharing roundtables.
Most of our clients are community based small business owners and home based entrepreneurs who are looking for free of charge assistance with business plans, marketing, procurement, and permit and license information, insurance etc. We strive to help women and mean achieve financial security through self-employment.
CEO PresidentHunts Point Economic Development Corporation
The Bronx Women's Business Resource center was founded by Josephine Infante in 2001 and is one of approximately 100 women business centers nationwide, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 1995 the WBRC has offered entrepreneurial training through the NYS Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. Ms. Infante has worked tirelessly for over 22 years to revitalize the Hunts Point area of the Bronx. In 2006, the Bronx Women's Business Resource Center was awarded a five-year extension. Under Ms. Infante's leadership the center exceeds federal expectations by counseling and training over 1200 micro-entrepreneurs per year.
George Acevedo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Herbert H. Lehman College. He is a business advocate who has been active in helping to extend and utilize the common bonds between the arts, commerce and education.
He has over twenty years of experience working with local, national and international Fortune 500 companies primarily in the spirits and wine industries, and was instrumental to the introduction of and the reintroduction of numerous nationally known brands such as Alize, Ketel One Vodka, Bacardi Limon and Grey Goose Vodka to name just a few.
George began to work in the small business development arena after being a consultant on fundraising, marketing and enhancing performance for such companies as Star Quality Modeling and Promotions, the RFK Community Development Project, Morrisania Revitialization Corporation, the Contemporary Ballet Theatre and the Brotherhood Winery. In his capacity as a HUD advisor for the Bronx Small Business Development Center he helped to generate over three hundred thousand dollars and innovated an arts and small business initiative for local middle schools.
He has worked as a small business project manager for the Bronx Business Alliance and in January 2010 he joined the Bronx Women’s Business Resource Center where he presently is the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Coordinator. He has been an active contributor to BWBRC’s Women Speaker Series, the Social Media Dialog Series, and Outreach to small churches series and the Latina Project.
He has held chairman status with numerous organizations including the Bronx Council for the Arts, Salsa Profiles and the NuyoRican School Poetry Jazz Ensemble. He also sits on the boards of the National Hispanic Corporate Achievers, and the National Christian Chamber of Commerce.
An avid reader and social media enthusiast, George resides in the Bronx where he is a caretaker for his mother and raises his teenage daughter.
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