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GovFest for Entrepreneurs 2011: What Government Can Do For Your Business

Govfest 2011.

Exhibitors - GovFest 2011

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About GovFest

Did you know there are government and nonprofit agencies available to help businesses start and grow for little or no cost? GovFest brings these agencies together, providing easy access for the beginning entrepreneur or the small business seeking help to grow. Representatives from local agencies will attend this year's event to staff an exhibit hall and deliver targeted programs.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Central Resource Library
Free and open to the public. No registration necessary

GovFest is held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week. Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Programs - GovFest 2011

10 - 11:30 a.m.

"Competing for Government Contracts: Basic Training" with Ross Draney, Subcenter Director, Wichita Office, Heartland Procurement Technical Assistance Center - Download the presentation PDF document.

12 - 1 p.m. Lunch & Learn: ReferenceUSA Demonstration with Fran Dennison, Business Librarian, Johnson County Library
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. "How to Apply for a Loan" with Neida Neusinkvelt, Assistant District Director for Economic Development, SBA, John Addessi , Consultant, Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC, and Rebecca Gubbels, Small Business Product Manager, UMB Bank. Facilitated by Stephanie Zamora, Network Navigator, KCSourceLink
3 - 4 p.m. "Marketing Your Small Business on Facebook and Other Social Networks" with John Addessi, Consultant, Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Local Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories with Sal Frustaci of New York Dawg Pound, Judy Transue of CHC Creative Remodeling, Shawn Kincade of Aspire Business Solutions and Jennifer Meents of AAA Screening. Facilitated by Stephanie Zamora, Network Navigator, KCSourceLink.

5 - 6 p.m. Reception
6 - 8:30 p.m.

"Starting a Business: Success Right from the Start" with Elisa Waldman, Consultant, Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC. - Download the presentation PDF document.


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The Library was named 2010 Federal Depository Library of the Year by the Government Printing Office, largely due to the success of the Govfest program. 

GovFest also received the Member Innovations 2010 award from the Urban Libraries Council.

This program was the recipient of a 2008 National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Award.

GovFest Sponsors

Kansas State Data Center.KC Sourcelink.Johnson County Library.Kansas Small Business Development Center.

Government Sponsors

U.S. General Services Administration. Taxpayer Advocate Service

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