Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business, but didn’t know where to start? Tune in this week to “The Harford Edge” to hear about an upcoming business symposium for budding entrepreneurs. Sponsored by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, Harford Community College and Harford County Economic Development, the September 26th symposium entitled “Career Alternative: Start Your Own Business” will teach what you need to know about business ownership. Find out more with our guest, franchise business consultant and symposium speaker Richard Bock, Friday, September 14th on WAMD Radio 970 AM.
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More information on the Harford County business symposium appears below:
CAREER ALTERNATIVE: START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Harford County Business Symposium provides info for taking that next step
Bel Air, Md., August 15, 2012 — “Career Alternative: Start Your Own Business” is the title of the Harford County Business Symposium on Wednesday, September 26, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.
Sponsored by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, Harford Community College and Harford County Economic Development, the conference will teach participants about business ownership.
The cost to attend is $15 per person and includes continental breakfast and a box lunch. To sign up, visit www.harfordchamber.org or call 410-838-2020.
Participants will learn about the advantages of business ownership; the alternatives of a start-up business, buying an existing business and franchising; how to find a business that is right for you; simplifying the search; how to finance a business; risks and rewards; and more.
Harford County Executive David R. Craig will provide opening remarks on the importance of small business to Harford County. Other conference speakers include Richard Bock, President, FranNet of Maryland, who will discuss business ownership as a career alternative, and Debbie Williams, Vice President, Business and Professional Banking at M & T Bank, who will focus on how to finance a business including federally backed programs through the SBA.
A number of franchisors, representing different industries and investment levels will also participate in the conference. This will include representatives from Great Clips, SpeedPro Imaging, Always Best Care, Title Boxing, Money Mailer, and FranFund.
Other on-site resources will be an “Open House” with from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SCORE.
The conference was organized to reach those interested in small business ownership including those affected by layoffs and downsizing; service veterans; Baby Boomers and retirees looking for a second career or additional income; households needing a second income; recent college grads; and others interested in business ownership.
For additional information, visit www.harfordchamber.org.