MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7: Small Business Majority to Host Entrepreneurship Expo in Springfield

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

WHAT: Small Business Majority, in partnership with The eFactory and MSU Small Business and Technology Development Center, will host a free resource fair in Springfield for anyone looking to grow or start a business. This come-and-go event will connect attendees with nonprofits, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), government agencies and other organizations focused on serving small businesses. Expo attendees will also be able to:

  • Get a free soft-pull credit check

  • Obtain healthcare enrollment assistance

  • Sign up for free or low-cost assistance from local business-focused organizations

  • Network with business owners

Attendees will also have the opportunity to register for a one-hour workshop presented by MSU Small Business & Technology Development Center from 12:00pm - 1:00pm, designed for those who are considering a new business venture. Program highlights will include:

  • Evaluating a business idea

  • Estimating start-up costs

  • Identifying competitors and customers

  • Discussing the challenges of small business ownership

In addition to Small Business Majority, event exhibitors include The eFactory, Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers, 1 Million Cups Springfield, Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Justine PETERSEN, Cover Missouri, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, ROSIE,  Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Management Development Institute, SCORE Southwest Missouri and United States Department of Agriculture.

WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 10:00am CST to 2:00pm CST

WHERE: 405 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, Missouri 65806


TO RSVP OR REQUEST AN INTERVIEW: Contact Simon Brown, Media Relations Manager for Small Business Majority: (314) 492-4344 or [email protected].


About Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to ensure America’s entrepreneurs are a key part of an inclusive, equitable and diverse economy. We actively engage our network of more than 55,000 small business owners in support of public policy solutions and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers. Learn more about us on our website and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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