If you haven't heard, the entrepreneurial narrative in the Rio Grande Valley is changing. Established programs like UTRGV’s Small Business Development Center and local chambers of commerce have been the foundation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem for years, but new programs like Hive Effect are adding to the landscape in a new and innovative fashion.

The Hive Effect, established by Grindstone Coworking and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, is a new program that was created to promote entrepreneurship in our region by providing a resource for emerging and small business owners. Once accepted, members of the Hive Effect cohort become members of Grindstone Coworking space, gain access to mentors, and take classes developed to leverage local business owners and their expertise.

Over the past six months, we’ve offered classes related to developing a business model canvas, social media marketing, business tax structure and e-commerce, among others. We’ve also created a variety of social media videos showcasing the growing amount of resources available to local business owners.

Once you make the decision to start your own business, you’ll need to prepare for what lies ahead. Each week, members of the Hive Effect and Grindstone Coworking will offer valuable insight into the various aspects of building your business and your unique personal brand. From financial advice courtesy of expert advisors, to information about real estate from experienced brokers, our community, along with the Edinburg EDC and Edinburg Review, are eager and ready to help the Rio Grande Valley unleash its true potential.

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