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CT Business Expo 2016: Bring your entire team for a full day of FREE education sessions > CLICK FOR SCHEDULE <, networking and lead generation!


9 AM  ~ Ribbon cutting in the Marketing HUB ~ Show begins


Education sessions begin at: 9:3010:3012:301:302:30 ~ in Sales, Marketing, Technology and Trending Now Education Hubs > CLICK HERE FOR HUB WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE <


11:30 AM - 1:15 PM ~ Comcast Business ‘Entrepreneurs 4 Innovation’ Luncheon - In the Sales Hub ~ Get your tickets early as this will sell out! > $15 per person - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS <


9:20 AM -3:00 PM ~ Small Business Association Sessions in the SBA Hub:

9:20am Registration and Welcome Remarks by: SBA Regional Administrator Seth Goodall & District Director Anne Hunt 

9:30am-11:30am SBA Resource Partners 

Milena Erwin, WBC 

Rick Pfohl, SCORE

Joe Ercolano, SBDC 

Anne Hunt, Connecticut District Director 

11:30–12:15pm Micro-Lending to Small Businesses 

Fernando Rosa - HEDCO 

Aya Beckles Swanson - CIC 

Ricardo Vidal – CEDF 

William Tierney - U.S. Small Business Administration 

12:30pm – 1:15pm Government Contracting: Opportunities Available to you 

Lisa Powell – U.S. Small Business Administration 

Lisa Wood – State Director, PTAP 

1:15pm – 2:15pm  Entrepreneurship for Veterans

Frank Alvarado - U.S. Small Business Administration

Mike Zacchea – UCONN, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans w/Disabilities

2:15 - 3:00pm Are You Ready to Export? Explore the Benefits & Resources Available to You 

Jacqueline Torcellini - UCONN/CTSBDC  

John Xu - U.S. Small Business Administration


9:45 AM - 3:30 ~ Business Connection Sessions ~ Brought to you by CERC and the CT Department of Economic and Community Development

9:45 – 10:15 am Obtaining Small Business Financing

10:30 - 11 am Understanding Business Registration and Licensing

11:15 – 11:45 am Utilizing Government Contracting and Procurement

1:30 – 2 pm Accessing Entrepreneurial Programs

2:15 – 2:45 pm Becoming Lean and Green

3 – 3:30 pm Developing Your Workforce


3 PM ~ State of CT Commissioner's Reception and Launch of the 2016 'Doing Business In CT' Magazine ~ hors d'oeuvres and cash bar ~ State of CT Corridor


Co-Communications Social Media Hub ~ 9-4


Visit and support your local merchants in the Retail & Entertainment Hub 9-4


Green Corridor ~ Learn about products and services that can help your business go GREEN ~ 9-4


ConnectiCare Health & Wellness corridor, sponsored by Connecticare ~ 9-4


Comcast Business Booth - Center of Show Floor ~ ENJOY FREE WIFI - ALL DAY - 9-4 and enter to win great prizes!


Better Business Bureau Pavilion ~ 9-4


Pita Communications ~ ‘In the Pocket’ ~ 9-4 in the Lobby


4 PM - 6 PM  ~ Networking Extravaganza in the Lobby ~ Enjoy food and music with more networking. Cash Bar.


 

 

 


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