About this Event
At this event small business owners and entrepreneurs will get the chance to listen to a variety of small business and finance panels, meet with their local financial institutions to discuss small business needs, learn about government contracting opportunities, and network with a variety of local small business organizations that can help their business grow. This is a free event that is open to all small business owners and entrepreneurs at any stage of business.
9:00AM to 9:30AM: Registration and Opening Remarks
9:30AM to 10:00AM: Building Your Small Business Team Panel- Learn the importance of building your small business team so you can take your business to the next level. During this session you will hear from a local accountant, insurance agent, and attorney on how they help small businesses start, grow, and recover.
10:00AM to 10:30AM: Retail Banking For Small Business Panel- Learn from a group of local banking experts about the importance of developing a relationship with a financial institution as well as the products and services they offer that can benefit the day to day operation of your business.
10:30AM to 12:00PM: Live Lender Match/Small Business Resources and Government Contracting Fair
12:00PM to 12:30PM: Understanding Your Credit Panel- Listen to local experts as they discuss the importance of building, growing, and repairing your credit. During this session you will learn how that relates to small business lending.
12:30PM to 1:00PM: Small Business Success Stories Panel- Learn from local small business owners how they utilized available business resources to grow their business. Listen to their personal stories of adversity and find out how they were able to achieve success.
This event will feature teams from over 20 local financial institutions, 4 SBA small business resource partners, and over 10 small business organizations that service the Lawrence community as well as the surrounding communities in the Merrimack Valley area.