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Small Business Resource Expo
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 10 am – 4 pm,
Petersburg High School Commons


10:00 AM to 3:30 PM FREE Workshops
See workshop descriptions and times below.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Business Resource Expo
Business owners can meet small business resource providers to discuss specific small business needs.

12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch Sponsored by Southeast Conference
Southeast Conference, the Alaska Regional Development Organization (ARDOR) and the Federal Economic Development District (EDD) for southeast Alaska, has partnered with AKSourceLink and JEDC to bring the program to the small business community, since it aligns with their mission to help develop strong economies, healthy communities, and a quality environment for the region.

Workshop Schedule

Workshop 1: Self-assessment for Small Business Start Up
Session 1: 10 AM – 11:00 AM; Session 2: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Do you have what it takes? This workshop is designed to help you better understand your readiness for starting a small business. Resources will be provided. Presented by Sonja Koukel, UAF Cooperative Extension Service

Workshop 2: Writing your Business Plan
Session 1: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Session 2: 2:30 PM -3:30 PM

Do you have a business plan? The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product but in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way. Presented by UAF Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.

Workshop 3: Petersburg Marketing Smorgasbord
Session 1: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM; Session 2: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
This workshop will cover a wide range of marketing topics that are relevant for small businesses in Petersburg. Presented by Rick Wolk Assistant Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship and MBA Director, University of Alaska Southeast.

Workshop 4: Loan Financing for your Growing Business
Session 1: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Session 2: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Are you seeking money to start or buy a business? Or are you interested in expanding or improving your existing operations? Learn about the many loan programs available to Petersburg’s small businesses and how to apply. Presented by Juneau Economic Development Council.

The Petersburg Small Business Resource Expo is sponsored by: Southeast Conference, UAS Online MBA Program, AKSourceLink, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Juneau Economic Development Council.


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