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Published February 05, 2019
The GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo -- Wyoming’s premier event for small-business owners and entrepreneurs -- will take place Feb. 20-21 in Casper.
The event will feature speakers, unique networking opportunities and assistance from several organizations. After Friday, Feb. 8, registration prices will increase from $165 to $185. To reserve a spot, or to view a full list of speakers and workshops, visit www.wyomingsbdc.org/grobiz.
The two-track event focuses on providing training and resources on all aspects of operating a company and matching Wyoming businesses with government agencies. This year’s theme -- “Expanding Your Market”-- will feature speakers, including University of Wyoming President Emeritus and Professor Richard McGinity and nationally recognized marketing expert Melissa Forziat.
The conference will offer plenty of opportunities to network at the event, and attendees will be able to choose from a large selection of workshops that focus on:
-- Building a powerful brand community.
-- Federal government contracting.
-- Preparing a winning investor pitch.
-- Legal updates for small businesses.
-- Funding opportunities.
Representatives from government agencies looking to partner with Wyoming businesses will be available for one-on-one meetings. Experts from UW’s Business Resource Network also will be on hand to help entrepreneurs take advantage of the numerous consultation services and technical assistance programs available to all Wyoming residents at no to low cost.
The GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo is the result of a partnership among U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, the U.S. Small Business Administration, UW, the Wyoming Business Council, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network and the Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Center.