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Veteran Entrepreneurs’ Expo
Pinellas & Hillsborough SCORE & MacDill Air Fore Base proudly presentthe first Veteran Entrepreneurs’ Expo
Interested in starting your own business, but not sure where to start?
Need some Free advice from experienced professionals?
Join us for a day of FREE educational sessions relevant to current andpotentialEntrepreneurs who are a part of our nation’s military family.
WHO: Current and Veteran military members
and their immediate family members from allbranches of Service are invited and welcometo attend this free event.
WHERE: St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater,
12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33716
WHEN: October 6, 2012. 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.*
Registration opens at 8:30 AM
WHY: This FREE event will provide valuable education, advice and guidance on how to start your own business. You will also get connected with SCORE, a non-profitorganization that provides FREE mentoring services & workshops to entrepreneurs.
Introducing Three (3) Major Benefitsin support of veteran’s aspiring toself-employment and entrepreneurship.
1. The first greater Tampa Bay area Entrepreneur’s EXPO exclusively for Veterans & Immediatefamily and active Military. It’s open to all branches of service.
A full day of hourly classes (10-11-1-2) teaching the nuances of entrepreneurship. The day willopen with a keynote speaker. Throughout the day and beyond, you will have the availability ofmentors, who possess vast amounts of business knowledge and experiences. These mentors will provide factual information to help you start and grow your business. Register on-line or at the door
2. A business GRANT program-Start-up your business with a grant from a private foundation. Turn your military experience working in cooperation with SCORE Pinellas, dedicated to helping you get your business “off the into businessground”
Are you and/or your immediate family members eligible? Great, come to the EXPO and meet with a SCORE mentor to review the grant eligibility requirementsand learn how SCORE can help you qualify for this program. Receive a grant application afteryou speak with a SCORE mentor.
3. An Entrepreneur’s Certificate program offered by St. Petersburg College in partnershipwith SCORE Pinellas
Any veteran, from any branch of service, their immediate familymembers or active military can attend this certificate program. Upon completion of this collegelevel program you receive a document certifying that you have completed this acceleratedentrepreneur’s educational program from St. Petersburg College. This certificate can also proveto be beneficial when meeting with primary vendors to your business and to financial institutionswith whom you may need a business relationship.