The EECI seminars include presentations on various areas of business. (courtesy photo)

The Entrepreneur Educational Center (EECI) is hosting the last stop on its free Open-to-the-Public business seminar series this Saturday, August 6, at Franklin D. Rosevelt Park, 7600 Graham Avenue in East Los Angeles, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

It will be the final in a series of educational sessions held in the Los Angeles County’s 2nd Supervisorial District.Themed “Ride the Wave: Building Blue & Green Communities…One Small Business at a Time” and featuring AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), the seminar targets multicultural entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and up and focuses on developing a business plan that will work in a pandemic compromised economy.

Attendees will also be introduced to the Environmental Goods Movement at POLA and the positive economicand environmental impact of the emerging multibillion dollar Blue and Green Economy on their community.

So far in the series, attendees have learned the basic ingredients for a successful business plan through EECI presenters covering areas ranging from feasible business concept development for non-profit and for-profit startups, short- and long-term financial planning, how to build a management team and marketing to your primary and secondary customers/clients.

EECI VP of Marketing Del Atkins had summarized the importance of the 4P’s approach. “When you add the fourPs to your marketing mix—product, price, place, promotion—you have the key elements involved in planningand marketing your product or service.

“No matter how well developed your business plan is…your company will not grow if it can’t penetrate your primary market. A 4P’s propelled marketing strategy adds an attractive face and a persuasive voice on yourbusiness and drives consumers your way,” Atkins added.

Information was also given on the Blue and Green Economy, one of the fastest growing industries in the world that is projected be a $3 trillion dollar industry by 2030. Entrepreneurial opportunities and jobs include Green,renewable energy, water management, solid waste management, and environmentally friendly green building construction.