Get a little help starting or boosting your business at the SBA’s Business Expo March 25
Want to get your business off the ground? Mark your calendar for March 25 and get ready for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Business Expo.
The Business Expo will be held at the Warren County Career Center. According to Lead Economic Development Specialist Shannon Feucht, the event begins at 7:30 a.m. with vender set-up and registration, opening remarks start at 8:30 a.m. followed by a series of breakout sessions that will wrap up at 4:00 p.m.
Feucht says the SBA and its resource partners offer programs and services to assist small businesses who are looking to start and grow. “This workshop will provide small businesses the opportunity to receive a variety of trainings such as access to capital, tips of marketing and access to SCORE and SBDC,” she adds.
The breakout sessions for the event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some of the sessions include Export and International Trade, Selling Strategies for Your Business, Social Media, Marketing Your Business for Profit, Certification with the State of Ohio, SBA’s 8(a) and HubZone. Feucht says there will be a panel discussion with local lenders who will discuss access to capital for your business, too.
“Whether you’re in the beginning stages of your business or looking to grow, this is a great opportunity,” adds Feucht. “You will have a chance to meet with The Small Business Development Center and SCORE who offer free counseling and training to business owners.”
Attendees interested in access to capital will get to meet with experienced SBA lenders who will offer information and answer questions.
Feucht says SBA’s Alex Kohls will be there to discuss Export and International Trade. The SBA’s 8(a) Program for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses will be covered as well. You obtain a complete listing of all the workshops by contacting Gwendolyn List at gwendolyn.List@sba.gov.
There is no cost to attend the training workshops and resources tables. However, there is a $20 fee to cover the cost of breakfast and lunch for the day.
To learn more about the SBA’s Business Expo, contact Gwendolyn List at 513-684-2814 ext. 200. You can also email her at gwendolyn.List@sba.gov. Space for the event is limited so those interested should RSVP today. If you’d like to become a vendor for the event, Feucht says there is space for approximately 20 resources partners, which includes 6 ft. tables.