Budding region entrepreneurs acquired about area, regional and statewide resources for smaller companies at the IGNITE Entrepreneurial Expo on Wednesday at the Bioscience and Wellbeing Sciences Building on the Iowa Central Community University campus.
Principal Avenue Fort Dodge Executive Director Kris Patrick stated the objective of the expo was to get area business owners “fired up” about chances in the Fort Dodge region.
“We are hoping that the attendees would be engaged and genuinely obtain a way to move into the entrepreneurial community that we’re hoping to develop and we observed that happen time and time all over again tonight,” she claimed.
The function was co-hosted by Key Road Fort Dodge and the Fort Dodge Smaller Small business Process Force and featured an array of informational booths, panels and keynote speakers.
Chris Offer, a tiny company owner from Jefferson, was a single of the keynote speakers of the event.
“There’s one thing exclusive about smaller corporations,” Offer mentioned. “We ought to dedicate much more time and attention on rising the subsequent era of homegrown organizations rather than making an attempt to draw in a branch or warehouse.”
He talked about the significance, as a smaller small business proprietor, to discover drive be persistent and get imaginative get alternatives when they come up and leverage partnerships.
The upcoming event in the IGNITE Business owners Series will be the Wise Commence class on Could 23 at the IowaWorks place of work on the Iowa Central campus. The interactive course will be an instructional opportunity for enterprises just having started off or these just considering about possessing their individual organization. The course is open to just 25 people today and registration is required. Registration can be identified on the mainstreetfd.org website.