2015 Finger Lakes Entrepreneurial Expo
Wednesday, November 18th, 10 am to 7 pm
at the Holiday Inn - Auburn, NY
Whether you're in the startup phase or a long-established small business, the Finger Lakes Entrepreneurial Expo has the right resources for you. We've made it our mission to help small business owners and entrepreneurs like you achieve their business dreams. Our free, one-day expo offers invaluable insights and exclusive networking opportunities with a wide range of business-critical seminars and presentations from the area’s top industry experts. If you're looking to drive your business forward and take the next step to success, join us for this can't miss event!
Our vendor show will showcase many of the area's top pcompanies serving the small business community. Our attendees will come to FLEX with the goal of growing their business by taking advantage of the vendors' products and services. Any salesman will tell you capturing company decision makers' attention at the right time is key to making the sale - FLEX is that prime opportunity! Check out our current list of vendors!
Small Business Critical Seminars
Every hour, FLEX will present a different educational and interactive seminar relevant to small business owners or prospective small business owners. Seminars are 100% free to attend.
10am - Business Planning by Kim Manrow
11am - Small Business Financing by Five Star Bank
12pm - OSHA Procedures & Polices by NYSDOL On-Site Consultation Program
1pm - Small Business Protection Strategies by Price Miller Associates
2pm - Radio Advertising for Small Business by Finger Lakes Radio Group
3pm - Small Business Marketing 101 by Josh Amidon
4pm - Small Business Financing by Key Bank
5pm - Building and Maintaining Client Relationships by best-selling author - Heather Paris
6pm - Open Panel Discussion on Small Business Ownership
- Kim Manrow - Custom Accounting Services
- Alan Dungey - Auburn LeatherCrafters
- Scott Montaga - Central Industrial Packaging & Supply
- Janelle Fields - JFields Marketing
The series of seminars will conclude with an open panel discussion on small business ownership. Moderated by WAUB's Morning News Anchor, Steve Penstone. Geared towards small business owners and prospective small business owners, our panel participants will share their experiences working in the local small business world.
As we all know, QuickBooks is a great software package for managing your business and personal finances, however it's no secret it can be a little intimidating. FLEX's QuickBooks Clinic will be open all day - stop by with your questions and problems, our QuickBooks "doctor" - Custom Accounting Services' Marie Hunter - is in! Our Clinic is first come first serve.
Ask The Expert Booth
Ever think about starting your own business? What about expanding your business? Maybe you already own a business and you're ready to start an exit strategy? This is the place for you! Our expert - ASTER Consulting's Kimberly S. Manrow, EA - will be on-hand and sitting down for free 15 session answering your questions. The booth is first come first serve.
Made In The Finger Lakes
Loosely inspired by David Muir's Made In America segments on ABC News, "Made In The Finger Lakes" will have its own dedicated area of the show where locally grown businesses can showcase not only their product and services, but also share why the Finger Lakes region is still one of the best in the country to start a small business.