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Latina Entrepreneurs: Opening Your Own Business

Facilitated by Elizabeth Eguia-Garcia, NHLI 2004 alumna
Founding Chief Executive Officer of Guide to Grants Plus

September 29 at 1:00 pm (east)

Click here to register. Space is limited. Cost is Free.

Did you know that Women own 70% of small businesses in the United States and Latinas are starting businesses at 6 times the national average? This means that over 750,000 businesses are owned by Latinas.

By discovering and applying your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge you have the potential to start and run a successful business.

Through the Latina Entrepreneurs: Opening Your Own Business webinar you will learn how to:

  • Turn your idea into a business planbusinesswomen
  • Brand your business
  • Effective methods to start and grow your business
  • Social media strategies to promote your business
  • And more…

After the webinar, you will have the tools and inspiration to turn your dream of becoming a business owner into reality.

The Webinar will be followed with an online discussion at

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Elizabeth Eguia-Garcia
About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Eguia-Garcia is an entrepreneur and the founding Chief Executive Officer of Guide to Grants Plus®, [] a company designed to provide grants and resource development consulting services for non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

She earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from St. Mary’s University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English/History from Our Lady of the Lake University.

She is a graduate of numerous distinguished programs including Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Leadership Program, the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership Development Program, NHLI Executive Leadership Program [Class of 2004], Our Lady of the Lake University’s Center for Women in Church and Society’s Leadership Development Institute for Hispanic Women, and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She has received extensive professional training in the field of fundraising, grant writing, public relations and social media networking. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 1999.

Elizabeth is the founding Chair of the Board of Directors for Voz de Mujer, a non-profit charitable organization which exists to, “empower and educate women to actualize their potential and aspire to achieve their dreams for the benefit of their families and ultimately their communities.”

As a professional fundraiser, Elizabeth currently serves as the Advancement & Development Director for Holy Cross of San Antonio. She most recently fundraised for the Hope, Courage and Justice Project (founded by another NHLI alumna, Amy Serrano) in order to bring direct relief to the Haitian people in the Dominican Republic post-earthquake in 2010.

She recently volunteered her time to raise funds for a Humanitarian Direct Relief Mission for the Haitian communities after the January 12 earthquake that hit Haiti. She subsequently went as a delegate on this mission that brought relief items including food and supplies to 200+ families in the Dominican Republic.

Elizabeth is a public speaker and trainer of grant writing techniques and effective fundraising strategies.

In addition to raising her beloved son in San Antonio, Texas, her hobbies include creative writing, hiking and photography.