Several local organizations are gathering for a second year to offer Small Business Day, a half-day event for existing and potential small-business owners.
The free event will be hosted Saturday at Metropolitan Community College’s Culinary Arts Center on the Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. It is open to anyone seeking support and resources on how to start or grow a small business.
Attendees can choose from a track for startup businesses or a track for existing businesses, with sessions on topics such as marketing techniques, applying for a business loan, setting up a legal structure, preparing for growth and selling to the government or corporations.
About 250 people attended last year’s program, and organizers expect about 300 this year, said Dell Gines, the community development adviser for the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Participants in the event include the Fed’s Omaha branch, the Catholic Charities Micro Business Program, the City of Omaha, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Grow Nebraska, the Metro Omaha Women’s Business Center and the Nebraska Business Development Center.
Advance registration for the event, which is expected to last from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is not required. Attendees can preregister at surveymonkey.com/s/OmahaSmallBizDay or visit smallbizday.kcfed.org for more information.
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