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Visit Greater Palm Springs partners with Caravanserai Project to support local entrepreneurs

This micro-grant and training opportunity is available to Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs with businesses that are a part of the hospitality and tourism ecosystem in the Coachella Valley. These businesses can include restaurants, retail, housecleaning, daycare, transportation and more.

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA – Visit Greater Palm Springs (VGPS)announced it has partnered with Caravanserai Project to support a group of up to 30 Coachella Valley small business entrepreneurs with micro-grants up to $7,500 as well as business readiness training.

This micro-grant and training opportunity is available to Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs with businesses that are a part of the hospitality and tourism ecosystem in the Coachella Valley. These businesses can include restaurants, retail, housecleaning, daycare, transportation and more.

“As part of our commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion, Visit Greater Palm Springs is thrilled to partner with Caravanserai Project to support our Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in the Coachella Valley,” said Scott White, President & CEO of Visit Greater Palm Springs. “Our commitment widens the circle of opportunity to the community while providing skills, knowledge and an investment in small businesses so they can take part and grow in the hospitality and tourism industry.”

“Local small businesses are the backbone of the hospitality sector in the Greater Palm Springs region and investing in their growth and sustainability goes beyond providing those visiting the Coachella Valley high-quality services,” said Mihai Patru, Executive Director of Caravanserai Project. “These investments directly impact the livelihood and wellbeing of everyone in our region, leading to better paying jobs and living conditions and creating new opportunities for personal and professional growth through entrepreneurship.”

The next business-readiness training program begins on March 13. Caravanserai Project will be hosting a virtual information session on Feb. 8, 9-10:30 a.m.

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