Entrepreneur Expo To Provide Education, Networking for Small-Business Owners

April 12, 2009 · Filed Under Events and News 

The 10th annual Lockheed Martin/Chase Entrepreneur Expo will provide unprecedented educational resources and networking opportunities for small businesses in North Texas.

Produced by the City of Fort Worth’s Business Assistance Center, The Expo is set for April 22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St. The Expo will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Expo has grown into one of the leading events in North Texas for entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a business. The Expo has one key goal: to help small businesses grow and succeed in today’s competitive and economically challenging marketplace.

Last year more than 2,300 small-business owners, corporate executives, government agency representatives and emerging entrepreneurs attended The Expo. More than 300 vendors set up displays in the Exhibit Hall.

Three educational tracks with 10 seminars will be offered to assist business owners expand their knowledge. The tracks provide solid information for business owners and include: Business Startup; Growth; and Procurement and Contracting.

For those in the construction-related industry, a seminar focusing on contracting opportunities with the Trinity River Vision Authority and the City of Fort Worth’s bond program will be held. If your target market is to sell to federal, state or local government institutions, corporations or prime contractors, buyers from these major agencies will be on hand to meet with business owners as well.

Business owners who are facing new issues in today’s economy can seek professional guidance at this year’s Expo through the Counseling Zone. New to Expo, the Counseling Zone will have nearly 15 business professionals available to meet one-on-one with business owners. These business counselors have the expertise to discuss an array of issues on such topics as human resources, business plans, contracting, applying for certification, marketing and financing and cash flow.

To learn more, visit www.TheExpo.org.


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