Free expo offers tips/networking for want-to-be entrepreneurs

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to start your own business?  Maybe you already own a business but would benefit from the opportunity to network with the providers a small business needs.  If you fit into either of these categories, then mark your calendar for January 21.

                The Entrepreneur Expo 2014 will be taking place in the Bio Science Building at Iowa Central Community College, located at One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge.  The Expo goes from 1 - 5 p.m. and is free of charge.  During the four-hour event, you will have the opportunity to talk with vendors that include small business development, and marketing professionals, amongst others.

                Three break out sessions will also be held to discuss more specific topics.

                2 p.m. - Local start-up success stories

                3 p.m. - Starting smart and getting social

                4 p.m. - Where’s the Money?

                According to Wright County Economic Development Director Brad Hicks, a follow-up event will be held in Wright county sometime mid-February, designed to deal more one-on-one. Watch for more information on that as it becomes available.

                For more details on the Entrepreneur Expo 2014, call 515-576-7183 ext. 211.