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Minority Enterprise Development Week events on campus
September 12, 2012
A-B Tech will host a number of events during the Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Sept. 17-21. The weeklong celebration of minority business owners includes a business expo and free workshops on marketing, doing business with the government, alternative sources of capital, starting a business and social media.
Each year since 1983, a weeklong series of events is held in Western North Carolina to provide leadership and direction for the promotion, establishment and development of minority businesses in the region through education, communication and advocacy.
The following scheduled events are free and open to the public:
So You Want to be a Small Business Owner? Improve how you market your business. Presented by Kimberly Hunter 5 to 6 p.m., Ferguson Auditorium, A-B Tech Asheville campus. RSVP to James Lee at 398-7927.
Minority Business Expo Network with some of the area's exceptional minority owned small businesses 6 - 7:30 pm, A-B Tech Ferguson Auditorium. To exhibit, contact James Lee at 398-7927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting a [Better] Business An informative training on licensing, writing a business plan and financing options from 10 a.m. to noon at the Small Business and Technology Development Center, Asheville. RSVP to Noah Raper at 251-6025, ext. 22 or email@example.com.
You and Your Business - Creating a Professional Image A discussion on the do's and don'ts of ensuring you have a professional image in your business, presented by Elaine Robinson from 2 to 4 p.m., Mountain BizWorks, 153 S. Lexington Ave. RSVP to Sharon Oxendine at 253-2834, ext. 28 or Sharon@mountainbizworks.org.
How to Do Business with A-B Tech Meet all the different departments and areas of A-B Tech from 11 a.m. to noon A-B Tech Enka Site in 2046 of the Small Business Center. RSVP to Duane Adams at 398-7951.
Government Procurement Opportunities Learn how to do business with the government from the North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Small Business and Technology Development Center from 1 to 3 p.m., Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Ave. RSVP to Clark Fields at 251-6025.
Tour A-B Tech's Center for Business & Technology Incubation at 10 a.m., Enka Campus, 1465 Sand Hill Road - Suite 2046. RSVP to Jill Sparks at 398-7949.
Minority Enterprise Recognition Reception The highlight of MED Week, honoring the 2012 Minority Business Award Winners. 5:30 - 7 p.m., Homewood 19 Zillocoa St.
PowerPoint Presentation Do's and Don'ts Learn how to make your presentation standout presented by Karin Hedberg from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Mountain BizWorks, 153 S. Lexington Ave. RSVP to Karin Hedberg 253-2834 Ext. 10 or Karin@mountainbizworks.org
Presenting Yourself 24/7 - Social Media Gain tips to ensure that your business has a positive social media presence presented by Dr. Scott Rader, PhD, College of Business, Western Carolina University. 11 a.m. to noon, Lord Auditorium, Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street. RSVP to Noah Raper 251-6025 Ext. 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Credit Check and Open House Get a free update on your credit history and learn about the services available from the Cherokee Business Development Center and the Sequoyah Fund from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cherokee Business Development Center, Ginger Lynn Welch Complex, 810 Acquoni Road, Cherokee. For more information call Hope Huskey at (828) 497-1670
For more information visit wncmedweek.com, facebook.com/wncmedweek or call James Lee at (828) 398-7927.