SEPTEMBER 15 ** SAVE THE DATE!! ** SEPTEMBER 15 Small Business Resource Fair Announcement **** September 15, 2010 **** 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Earle Brown Conference Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive Brooklyn Center, MN Exhibit Hall open from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm FREE TO ATTEND Register Now! Who Should Attend · SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS - Potential · New · Existing · MINNESOTA SMALL BUSINESS LENDERS · LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVES This Small Business Resource Fair is intended to help you learn about how to start and manage your small business through social media, marketing skills, financing options and much more. Conference attendees will leave with tools to tackle the challenges of a tough economy. Network with key industry specialist in the exhibit area and find out what programs and services they may have for you and your business. · Small business owners will learn new marketing techniques as well as financing options available to them. · Lenders will learn more about government programs available to them. Ultimately helping their small business client. FREE TO ATTEND Click Here to Open Resource Fair Brochure in PDF Format Track I - Lender Program Schedule Registration Opens at 8:00 am Opening Remarks 8:45 am - 9:00 am Resource exhibits will be open throughout the event. Track I MINNESOTA LENDERS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVES This track will only be held once from 9:15 am - 11:30 am Training will include the following: - SBA Lending Programs Express Export Express Export Working Capital 7 (a) Loans 504 Loans - USDA Programs Track II - Business Owner Program Schedule Registration Opens at 8:00 am Opening Remarks 8:45 am - 9:00 am Resource exhibits will be open throughout the event. Track II SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Potential · New · Existing Breakout Sessions: 9:15 - 10:15 · 10:30 - 11:30 12:15 - 1:15 · 1:30 - 2:30 Workshops Include: Finance Opportunities for Your Business Starting Your Small Business Creating Your Business Plan Exporting Your Product or Service Securing Government Contracts Marketing Your Business New Product Development Social Media and Your Business Payroll Tax Breaks for Employers Hiring Previously Unemployed Workers Quick Books Overview How to be Green and Increase Profits Legal Structure for Your Business Note: Workshop topics are subject to change. We will make every effort to publish the list of topics, times and presenters on our website at: www.sba.gov/mn closer to the date of this event. *** Exhibit Hall *** Resource exhibits will be open from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm As of August 1st, Exhibitors Include: Small Business Administration Association of Women Contractors Minnesota Technical Assistance Pro-gram - U of M American Association of MicroBusinesses MN Small Business Environmental Assistance Program U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Next Stage Business Radio Network Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (M BFC) Minnesota Inventors Congress Internal Revenue Service Minnesota Secretary of State Business Services North Hennepin Community College Hennepin County Library Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities Council (SADBOC) WomenVenture Business Planning Center The SCORE Association Minnesota Small Business Development Centers Register Now! *** Free to Attend *** This Small Business Resource Fair is co-sponsored by the following organizations: Small Business Administration · The SCORE Association WomenVenture · Minnesota Small Business Development Centers The support given by any of the co-sponsors of this program does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any of the co- sponsors' or participants' opinions, products or servic es. This program is open to the public on a nondis criminatory basis . Reasonable arrangements for persons with special needs will be made if requested at least tw o weeks in advance. Contact SBA, 210-C Butler Square, 100 North 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
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