Free business workshops begin Sept. 18

Shell Oil Company, in collaboration with LiftFund, will offer a series of free September online and in-person business seminars to help aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners in the Permian Basin, with the technical, business, and soft skills needed to succeed.

Classes, which will be offered in English and Spanish, Sept. 11, 18 and 21. Classes will be taught on Zoom, and at various locations in Odessa, Pecos and Monahans.

To learn more about participating in the Shell LiveWIRE Permian Basin Pilot program, visit

Shell LiveWIRE is the flagship enterprise development program of Shell. The program strengthens local economies across the globe by promoting entrepreneurship and developing entrepreneurs, according to a program news release.

LiftFund, is a San Antonio-based nonprofit community small business lender that provides capital, financial coaching, tools and resources to entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources.

Since inception, LiftFund has provided over $392 million in capital, propelling the dreams of more than 24,000 diverse small businesses in 14 states.