Nury Mena, Branch Manager for Fulton’s Manassas Branch, presented the check to Flory Small Business Centre President Linda Decker.

Nury Mena, Branch Manager for Fulton’s Manassas Branch, presented the check to Flory Small Business Centre President Linda Decker.

MANASSAS, Va. – Fulton Bank in Manassas gifted $1,000 to the Flory Small Business Center in Prince William County.

The money will be used to offset the cost of several small business start-up workshops the center holds throughout the year.

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The Flory Small Business Center, Inc. recently received a generous $1,000 contribution from the Fulton Bank N.A. Nury Mena, Branch Manager for Fulton’s Manassas Branch, presented the check to Linda Decker, President and CEO of the Flory Center. Fulton Bank is a community-based lender that provides personalized service and flexibility in order to create strong, long-term relationships with their clients. Fulton Bank demonstrates their commitment to the regional community by supporting local organizations through contributions, sponsorships, and volunteer efforts.

 This donation will be used to defray expenses associated with the Flory Center’s monthly Start Up Workshop. The workshops are held one Saturday each month to assist entrepreneurs that are in the start-up phase of their business.

The next one will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Flory Center. Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required to insure adequate materials. Call the Flory Center to pre-register – 703-335-2500.

The Flory Center initiated the monthly workshops as a means of helping start-up entrepreneurs to research, plan, and fund their new venture while working a full time job. The ability to provide the training free of charge allows entrepreneurs to obtain critical information in the early stages of business when they are watching every penny. The workshop also fosters connections among the attendees and serves as a source of encouragement and feedback for the participants.

While the workshop is free, the Flory Center provides substantial materials to attendees. Fulton Bank joins the Prince William County Industrial Development Authority as a co-sponsor of the workshops. Each participant is advised that the materials are made possible by the support of these generous sponsors. Topics covered in the Start-Up Workshop include, “How to Write a Business Plan,” Recordkeeping,” “Business Entity,” “Financing,” and “Are You an Entrepreneur?”