Calling all entrepreneurs: The St. Johns Business EXPO is coming on Oct. 10

Posted by: Cathy Eng in News, WGV Events

Any successful entrepreneur will attest to the importance of meeting like-minded people for support, ideas and networking, and the perfect place to find that is this year’s St. Johns Business EXPO! Held at the beautiful Renaissance Convention Center in World Golf Village, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 10.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to launch their own business or look for ways to grow their existing business. The event is free to the public and will feature advice from seasoned experts, as well as clinics, giveaways (including a cruise!), lots of exhibitor booths and a mixer to network with other entrepreneurs.

Among the event’s 45 exhibitors, visitors can peruse booths by World Golf Village’s own Davidson Realty as well as Flagler Hospital, Augustine.com, ALPHA Business & Property Brokers, Marlin Consulting, Edible Arrangements and many more.

Guests will enjoy the varied clinics covering topics about marketing and growth, customer service and technology. Experts will speak on a number of topics as well. Here is the speaker list:
• 11:00 – 11:20 – “Three ways you are an Entrepreneur: Exploring your Options” – Pat Blanchard, Director, Women’s Business Center of Jacksonville
• 11:30 – 12:20 – “Growing your Business” – Marty Cohen & Counselors, SCORE JAX Chapter 86
• 12:30 – 12:50 “SBA 7a Eligibility and Lending Practices” – Ed Randall, Regional Manager, Florida Capital Bank
• 1:00 – 1:50 “Emerging Workforce – Hiring the Right People” – Kathy George, Regional VP, Spherion
• 2:00 – 2:20 “Marketing your Business” – Steve Kaufman, President and CEO, SJK PR
• 2:30 – 2:50 “Does your Business need an App?” – Jason Johnson, Chief Marlin, Marlin Consulting Solutions
• 3:00 – 3:20 “What is the Cloud?” – James Pennington, President, BitCom

Be sure to bring your most burning business questions because speakers will be available after their sessions for Q&As. The cash bar will be available between 5 and 7 p.m. for networking and chatting.

Call St. Johns Business Network for more information at 904-392-7691 or visit sjbnexpo.com. Grab a stack of business cards and head over to the St. Johns Business EXPO next Friday!


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