Budding entrepreneurs make Real Connections

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

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Seguin, TX - Current small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity Thursday morning to gain some extra tools on their tool belts in the form of help guring out what it takes to start and maintain a new business.

The Seguin Economic Development Corporation and the Seguin Main Street Program are hosting the Real Connections Small Business Resource Fair from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Texas Theatre, located at 425 N. Austin St.

“The event really brings together resources most of which have oerings that are at no to very little cost to small business owners,” said Josh Schneuker, Seguin Economic Development Corporation executive director. “We’ll also have kind of a best practices forum section of the event where we’ll have dierent folks speak on a variety of topics.”

This year’s panels will focus on marketing and small business nancing.

Some of the expected organizations include the Seguin Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Solutions Alamo, UTSA’s Small Business Development Center, Alamo College’s Workforce Training Network, and the Texas Comptroller’s oce, as well as some city departments, Schneuker said.

Last year was the rst time the Seguin Economic Development Corporation and the Seguin Main Street Program teamed up for the event and it received nothing but positive feedback, he said.

“Our panel discussion last year focused on best practices and good constructive feedback from small business owners that had just started over the last year to two years,” Schneuker said. “We also had veteran small business owners on another panel giving their insight.”

Seguin Main Street Program Director Kyle Kramm said they look forward to hosting the event a second time.

“We feel it is important to provide our existing businesses and potential new businesses with educational opportunities that will assist them in growing and sustaining their business,” Kramm said. “The fair will feature a variety of nonprots and government agencies that all provide services to businesses and discussions on nancing and marketing.” 

The doors to the Texas Theatre open at 8:30 a.m. with the event kicking o at 9 a.m. starting with a proclamation by Mayor Don Keil. 

 

Valerie Bustamante is a staff writer for the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail her at valerie.bustamante@seguingazette.com 

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Category: Small Business Development

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