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SPC Business College teams up with Wells Fargo for QuickBooks education

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TLDR: SPC College of Business and Wells Fargo Foundation join forces to educate students on QuickBooks

The Saturday Shoppes and the College of Business at St. Petersburg College have partnered to provide a group of 10 community members with a QuickBooks credential. All costs for the program, which lasts for eight weeks and is conducted online, are covered by a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The program aims to teach students how to run their books with QuickBooks, an accounting software package geared towards small and medium-sized businesses.

Key Points:

  • The program is funded by a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.
  • It lasts for eight weeks and is conducted online.
  • Students will receive a certification upon completion.
  • The program aligns with Wells Fargo’s funding priorities in financial health and small business growth.
  • The partnership supports local entrepreneurs, particularly minority-owned businesses.

The Wells Fargo Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations, like SPC, to strengthen the community. The program offered by SPC’s College of Business is in alignment with Wells Fargo’s funding priorities, specifically financial health and small business growth. According to Emmanuel Hernandez-Agosto, the Dean of SPC’s College of Business, this is the second year that they have been able to support entrepreneurs or those interested in launching a business, thanks to the support from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

The Saturday Shoppes, founded by Renee Edwards-Perry, partners with the Tampa Bay Rays to provide economic development opportunities to the community, with a focus on minority and women-owned businesses. The largest of their monthly markets is located at Tropicana Field, with other locations in Tampa and Clearwater.

Renee Edwards-Perry, founder of The Saturday Shoppes, expressed that their mission is to provide a dynamic platform where diversity thrives, businesses flourish, and communities are strengthened. The marketplace strives to be a supportive and equitable space for vendors to showcase their products and services, and believes in the power of unity to fuel innovation, economic growth, and lasting connections.

For more information, contact Renee Edwards-Perry at 727-225-6261 or renee@saturdayshoppes.com, or Emmanuel Hernandez-Agosto at 727-712-5407 or hernandez.emmanuel@spcollege.edu.


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