Small Business Resources Workshop 2012

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    Small Business Resources Workshop 2012

    November 28-29, 2012
    Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Who Should Attend?
    This workshop was developed in response to a request from the Western Extension Directors to help build the capacity of the western region's Cooperative Extension agents and specialists. The workshop is being designed specifically for Extension specialists and agents to provide them with ready-to-use tools to provide basic assistance to their clients seeking information on small businesses. 


    Workshop Agenda

    TIME
    SESSION
    PRESENTER
    8:00 AM
    WELCOME
    Don Albrecht, Western Rural Development Center
    8:10 AM
    KEYNOTE
    Creating Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
    John C. Allen, Utah State University
    8:40 AM
    Workshop Format and Proceedings
    Planning Committee
    8:50 AM
    GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
    Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho Extension
    BUSINESS OUTREACH – Marion Bentley, Moderator
    9:15 AM
    Outreach to Latino Businesses
    José Garcia-Pabón, Washington State University Extension and Diana Morelli, Economic Development Association Skagit County, WA
    10:00 AM
    Refreshment Break
     
    10:15 AM
    Procurement Outreach in Nevada
    Buddy Borden, University of Nevada Extension and Tom Akers, Akers and Associates, Inc.
    11:00 AM
    Utah Business Outreach Practices
    Mark Holmes, Utah State University Extension/Small Business Development Center
    11:45 AM
    GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
    Lorie Higgins, Moderator
    12:15 PM
    Lunch on your own
     
    BUSINESS APPLICATIONS– Michael Patrick, Moderator
    1:30 PM
    Marketing for SUCCESS at the Farmers’ Market
    Laura Bittner and John Garlisch, New Mexico State University Extension
    2:15 PM
    Cultivating Cultural Industries for a Vibrant Regional Economy
    Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho Extension
    3:00 PM
    Refreshment Break
     
    3:15 PM
    Teaching Entrepreneurship to Young People
    Michael Patrick, New Mexico State University Extension
    4:00 PM
    JAM SESSION
    Group discussion on the day’s presentations and major take-aways
    Marion Bentley, Moderator
    4:30 PM
    GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
    Lorie Higgins, Moderator
    5:00 PM
    Dinner on your own
     
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    8:00 AM
    GROUP ACTIVITY – Components of Entrepreneur-Friendly Communities
    LAST CHANCE to finalize your strategies before you share with the group!
     
    BUSINESS TOOLS – Lorie Higgins, Moderator
    8:30 AM
    Business Model Tools
    Alan Christensen, Utah Small Business Development Center
    9:15 AM
    WRDC Sector-Area-Preference-Process Tools
    Barbara Andreozzi, Montana State University Extension and Buddy Borden, University of Nevada Extension
    10:00 AM
    Refreshment Break
     
    10:15 AM
    Tools to Assist Food Entrepreneurs
    Karin Allen, Utah State University
    11:00 AM
    GROUP ACTIVITY
    Each group shares their strategies for developing the components of entrepreneur-friendly communities
    Lorie Higgins, Moderator
    12:00 PM
    JAM SESSION
    Group discussion about today’s presentations and major take-aways
    Marion Bentley, Moderator
    12:30 PM
    Thank you and safe travels!
     
    1:00 PM
    Workshop Planning Committee –
    Working Lunch/Wrap-up
     

    Workshop Planning Committee

    Chair, Marion Bentley, Utah State University Extension
    Lorie Higgins, University of Idaho Extension
    Michael Patrick, New Mexico State University Extensio