Small Business Resources Workshop

Workshop Dates & Location
Who Should Attend
Workshop Agenda
Registration
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Lodging
Workshop Planning Committee
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Questions


Workshop Dates & Location
November 28-29, 2012
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
Salt Lake City, Utah


Who Should Attend?
This workshop has been developed in response to a request from the Western Extension Directors to help build the capacity of the western region's Cooperative Extension agents and specialists. The workshop is being designed specifically for Extension specialists and agents to provide them with ready-to-use tools to provide basic assistance to their clients seeking information on small businesses. 


Workshop Agenda

TIME
SESSION
PRESENTER
8:00 AM
WELCOME
Don Albrecht, Western Rural Development Center
8:10 AM
KEYNOTE
Creating Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
John C. Allen, Utah State University
8:40 AM
Workshop Format and Proceedings
Planning Committee
8:50 AM
GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho Extension
BUSINESS OUTREACH – Marion Bentley, Moderator
9:15 AM
Outreach to Latino Businesses
José Garcia-Pabón, Washington State University Extension and Diana Morelli, Economic Development Association Skagit County, WA
10:00 AM
Refreshment Break
 
10:15 AM
Procurement Outreach in Nevada
Buddy Borden, University of Nevada Extension and Tom Akers, Akers and Associates, Inc.
11:00 AM
Utah Business Outreach Practices
Mark Holmes, Utah State University Extension/Small Business Development Center
11:45 AM
GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
Lorie Higgins, Moderator
12:15 PM
Lunch on your own
 
BUSINESS APPLICATIONS– Michael Patrick, Moderator
1:30 PM
Marketing for SUCCESS at the Farmers’ Market
Laura Bittner and John Garlisch, New Mexico State University Extension
2:15 PM
Cultivating Cultural Industries for a Vibrant Regional Economy
Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho Extension
3:00 PM
Refreshment Break
 
3:15 PM
Teaching Entrepreneurship to Young People
Michael Patrick, New Mexico State University Extension
4:00 PM
JAM SESSION
Group discussion on the day’s presentations and major take-aways
Marion Bentley, Moderator
4:30 PM
GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
Lorie Higgins, Moderator
5:00 PM
Dinner on your own
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
8:00 AM
GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
LAST CHANCE to finalize your strategies before you share with the group!
 
BUSINESS TOOLS – Lorie Higgins, Moderator
8:30 AM
Business Model Tools
Alan Christensen, Utah Small Business Development Center
9:15 AM
WRDC Sector-Area-Preference-Process Tools
Barbara Andreozzi, Montana State University Extension and Buddy Borden, University of Nevada Extension
10:00 AM
Refreshment Break
 
10:15 AM
Tools to Assist Food Entrepreneurs
Karin Allen, Utah State University
11:00 AM
GROUP ACTIVITY
Each group shares their strategies for developing the components of entrepreneur-friendly communities
Lorie Higgins, Moderator
12:00 PM
JAM SESSION
Group discussion about today’s presentations and major take-aways
Marion Bentley, Moderator
12:30 PM
Thank you and safe travels!
 
1:00 PM
Workshop Planning Committee –
Working Lunch/Wrap-up
 


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Registration
A registration fee of $175.00 is being assessed each workshop attendee to cover the costs associated with the workshop. This fee includes admittance to the workshop, workshop materials, an AM and PM refreshment break both days, and a packet of take-home resources. 

Registration Deadline
The deadline to register for this workshop is November 9, 2012. 

How to Register
Register for the workshop using our secure, online registration form.
Click here to register online using our secure form.

Print & Mail
Click here to download and print the registration form and mail it along with payment to:
Small Business Resources Workshop
Western Rural Development Center
4880 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-4880

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Lodging
GROUP CODE: WW1112
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
230 West 500 South
Salt Lake City UT
801-328-4466

Special Group Rate!
$90.00 Single/Double, per night
You must use Group Code WW1112 to receive this rate and you MUST make your lodging reservations by November 14, 2012.

Reservations
To make reservations and secure the $90/night rate, use Group Code: WW1112
Toll Free: 1-800-366-4466
Online: http://www.crystalinnsaltlake.com/

Amenities
The Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites offers free wireless internet, free hot buffet breakfast, free 24-hour airport shuttle, and free parking.

Maps & Transportation
For driving directions and maps, click here.

Meeting Facility and Audio Visual
The workshop sessions will be held in the Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites DIAMOND meeting room.
The meeting room will be equipped with wireless Internet, a podium, wireless microphone, screen, projector, and computer. If you are invited to present at the workshop and require additional equipment, please contact the WRDC's Trish Kingsford.

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Workshop Planning Committee

Chair, Marion Bentley, Utah State University Extension
Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho Extension
Michael Patrick, New Mexico State University Extension

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Questions
Workshop questions should be directed to:
Marion Bentley, Workshop Chairperson
Utah State University Extension
marion.bentley@usu.edu
(435) 797-2284

Registration and lodging questions should be directed to:
Trish Kingsford
Western Rural Development Center
trish.kingsford@usu.edu
(435) 797-9731

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