Yanina Rosario, SBDC assistant director and Certified Business Analyst, specializes in business planning, marketing and certified business enterprise. Rosario’s expertise comes from 10 years of guiding pre-venture and well-established business owners through procurement, licensing, planning, marketing and financing at the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, Inc. As the regional vice president she oversaw operations and developed a team of specialists to provide business assistance and education outreach. In ensuring that businesses have access to vital resources, she helped clients secure more than $3.2 million in small business loans. Rosario serves on the board of directors for the Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance and the Tampa Bay Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She’s also a member of the City of Tampa Equal Business Opportunity Advisory Committee and member of the Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek) planning committee. She obtained a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Central Florida and a MBA in management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
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