Entrepreneurs EXPO

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Oct 24, 2022
Wylie EDC

The Entrepreneurs Expo is a conference dedicated to meeting the needs of our local Entrepreneurs.

The event format is "come & go" to allow busy entrepreneurs to attend any or all of the programs during the Expo. Concurrent, repeating roundtable discussions are designed to help you LAUNCH a new business venture, IMPROVE your existing operations, and EXPAND your business even further. Whether you have questions about how to get started, how to effectively market your business, or how to protect your business and plan for business growth, the experts will be on-hand to talk with you and guide you toward success.

Schedule of Events

3:30 pm Doors Open - Registration

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm Welcome – Wylie Economic Development

4:10 pm – 4:40 pm Repeating Roundtable Session & Meet the Experts (*)

4:40 pm – 4:50 pm Break & Expo Tables

4:50 pm – 5:20 pm Repeating Roundtable Session & Meet the Experts (*)

5:20 pm – 5:45 pm Break & Expo Tables

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm Keynote – Barbara Hodge, CEO of Deanan Gourmet Popcorn

6:15 pm – 6:45 pm Repeating Roundtable Session & Meet the Experts (*)

(*) All Roundtable Sessions outlined below will run concurrently during each of the 3 Roundtable Sessions beginning at 4:10, 4:50, and 6:15 pm.

Roundtable Sessions

Taking the Leap! First Steps

Learn from the experts the initial steps to launching your business including how to incorporate your business, write a business plan, and obtain financing.

Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

Mistakes can be costly and time-consuming. Visit with experts and small businesses who have navigated these waters and can help you avoid common mistakes and set your business on the path to success.

Marketing Strategies - Establishing a Compelling Presence for your Business

You’ve got a great product or service …. now what? Learn from Marketing professionals how to establish a compelling presence that will create a brand for success, generate interest and leads, and stimulate sales of your products and services.

Business Resources / Expo Tables

Collin College / Small Business Development Center

Smith Public Library / Small Business Center

City of Wylie Permitting / Building Inspections

Collin County Health Inspector

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas

Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Wylie Economic Development Corporation

About the Wylie EDC

The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC) is funded through a citywide half-cent sales tax that is funded by over 230,000 local area residents.  The WEDC facilitates corporate relocations, local expansions of existing businesses, retail/commercial development and revitalization projects.  The Wylie EDC facilitates the creation of new jobs and generates additional tax revenue for the benefit of the community.

For more information, visit www.WylieEDC.com.