Northwest Arkansas Welcomes EforAll/ EparaTodos

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EforAll is an innovative nonprofit that partners with communities nationwide to help underrepresented individuals successfully start and grow their businesses through its unique combination of immersive business training, mentorship, and an extensive support network.

Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), the nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship, today announced that Rodrigo Salas has been appointed executive director of EforAll’s free English and Spanish Business Accelerator programs in Northwest Arkansas. After announcing the launch of EforAll and EparaTodos in the community earlier this year, applications for the Winter 2022 accelerators are now officially open for both English and Spanish speaking residents in the region.

EforAll’s Business Accelerator program as well as its Spanish language program, EparaTodos, help under-represented entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. These one-year programs use a unique combination of practical business training, dedicated mentorship from local business and community leaders and access to a large professional network. These programs are offered at no cost and will be offered twice a year in Northwest Arkansas.

As executive director, Salas will run both the EforAll and EparaTodos programs. Originally from Mexico and now a Bentonville-based start-up founder, he is a strong business leader with extensive entrepreneurship experience. On top of 20 years in various marketing, strategic and directorial roles, Salas took his company, Kualli Foods, from a concept to a successful business with distribution in over 400 grocery stores nationwide. His family-run business, Molli Sauces, was founded in 2013 as a subsidiary of Kualli Foods.

“Being an entrepreneur myself, I’m aware of the challenges and hurdles to launching a business,” said Salas. “I’m thrilled by the opportunity to join an organization like EforAll, and support entrepreneurs who may lack access to the mentorship, networking and skills they need to be successful, especially women, people of color, and Hispanic and immigrant entrepreneurs in the Northwest Arkansas region.”

Salas will also be joined by Ana Ortiz, the program’s newly hired EparaTodos Program Manager. Ortiz is a first-generation college graduate who has over ten years of retail sales, teaching, and small business consulting experience and owns her own photography business. Salas and Ortiz are the ideal team to get these programs started, and they are searching for an equally experienced Program Manager for the EforAll program. Interested job applicants can learn about the position and apply at  www.eforall.org/program-manager-northwest-arkansas.

Applications for the EparaTodos and EforAll Business Accelerator programs, beginning the week of Jan. 10, 2022, are now being accepted. To learn more and apply to the Winter 2022 EforAll program, visit eforall.org/NWAwinter2022. For more information and to apply for the Spanish language EparaTodos program, visit eparatodos.org/NWAinvierno2022.

We are highly committed to empowering and bringing support to our Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.

Ana OrtizProgram Manager, EparaTodos | Cofounder, I Belong Here | Founder, Sorella Photography

EforAll will provide vital resources and creates access to entrepreneurial opportunities for everyday Northwest Arkansas residents striving to launch new businesses.

Yee-Lin LaiProgram Officer, Home Region Program, Walton Family Foundation

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Rodrigo Salas
Executive Director
EforAll Northwest Arkansas

“Being an entrepreneur myself, I’m aware of the challenges and hurdles to launching a business. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to join an organization like EforAll, and support entrepreneurs who may lack access to the mentorship, networking and skills they need to be successful, especially women, people of color, and Hispanic and immigrant entrepreneurs in the Northwest Arkansas region.”

Connect with Rodrigo on LinkedIn

Rodrigo Salas
Executive Director
EforAll Northwest Arkansas

“Being an entrepreneur myself, I’m aware of the challenges and hurdles to launching a business. I’m thrilled by the opportunity to join an organization like EforAll, and support entrepreneurs who may lack access to the mentorship, networking and skills they need to be successful, especially women, people of color, and Hispanic and immigrant entrepreneurs in the Northwest Arkansas region.”

Connect with Rodrigo on LinkedIn

Seeking Northwest Arkansas Program Manager

POSITION: EforAll Program Manager

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, EforAll/EparaTodos, Northwest Arkansas

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing the management of EforAll Northwest Arkansas’ semi-annual Business Accelerator program, quarterly Business Pitch Contests, and other local online and/or in-person events to drive entrepreneur awareness, and engagement. Looking for a motivated, energetic, self-starter who enjoys working within a diverse and collaborative environment.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EforAll provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

Job Type: Full-time

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To date, EforAll alumni have launched more than 700 businesses and created more than 1,329 local jobs. Programs are available in both English and Spanish. EforAll is currently available in the following MA communities: Berkshire County, Cape Cod, Fall River/New Bedford, Greater Worcester, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, and Roxbury, as well as Longmont, CO—and now Northwest Arkansas.

To learn more about EforAll Northwest Arkansas, please visit eforall.org/ar/northwest-arkansas/.

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Stay Connected

To date, EforAll alumni have launched more than 700 businesses and created more than 1,329 local jobs. Programs are available in both English and Spanish. EforAll is currently available in the following MA communities: Berkshire County, Cape Cod, Fall River/New Bedford, Greater Worcester, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, and Roxbury, as well as Longmont, CO—and now Northwest Arkansas.

To learn more about EforAll Northwest Arkansas, please visit eforall.org/ar/northwest-arkansas/.

Follow @eforallnorthwestar