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									     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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