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SCORE Business Expo this Saturday at the Baum Center

SCORE Business Expo this Saturday at the Baum Center

By on February 1, 2018

Whether you are dreaming of starting your own business or want to grow your existing business, SCORE Outer Banks, the non-profit resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, will bring a myriad of business workshops, exhibitors and business counseling under one roof at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Hills for their Second Annual Be Your Own Boss Business Expo this Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Outer Banks Entrepreneurs, this free community event will have fifty exhibitors that have direct sales single and multi-level marketing opportunities for would-be entrepreneurs.

Throughout the day, Certified SCORE Business counselors will be available to meet with you individually and confidentially on any facet of starting or growing your own business.

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Additionally, SCORE will be offering six free business workshop presentations as follows:

9:30 a.m. – Discover SCORE – Small Business Resources
This workshop will explore how SCORE, the all-volunteer resource partner of the Small Business Administration can confidentially and free, assist you whether planning on starting a business or help you grow an existing business. This workshop offers an overview of local services as well as how to use the online resources available at the national SCORE.ORG website.

10:30 a.m. – Home-based Business Basics
This interactive workshop explores the many types of home-based businesses available to would be entrepreneurs as well as practical tips on how to start your own business.

11:30 a.m. – Three Marketing Approaches Every Business Needs
In this constantly changing digital world, effective marketing is not what it was even five years ago. This workshop will provide you with three marketing approaches every business should take to be competitive and grow.

John Rorer conducting a workshop at the 2017 expo. (SCORE)

12:30 p.m. – Franchises: Myths and Magic
Is a franchise right for you? This session will explore how franchises work, the pros and cons compared to other business types as well as tips to explore potential opportunities that might be right for you.

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1:30 p.m. – HR Basics: Human Resources 101
This workshop provides a basic understanding of human resource requirements once you hire employees and provides pitfalls to avoid once you become an employer.

2:30 p.m. – Securing Capital For Your Business
Whether starting a new business or wishing to fund the growth of your existing business, this seminar explores financing from both traditional and non-traditional sources.

For additional information visit either SCORE Outer Banks or the Outer Banks Entrepreneurs Facebook pages, visit on the web at scoreobx.org or email mentor@scoreobx.org.

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