Space Coast Women’s Business Expo Set For Aug. 2

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hosted by Florida Tech Women's Center

ABOVE VIDEO: The Space Coast Women’s Business Expo is hosted by the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech, which provides training, counseling, mentoring and technical assistance targeting women entrepreneurs and women-owned business.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Women’s Center at Florida Tech will host the sixth annual Space Coast Women’s Business Expo on Friday, August 2 ath the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.

Beth Gitlin

Beth Gitlin

“Join us for an inspiring and fun day to build, grow and make a difference in your business,” said Beth Gitlin, director of the Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology, and the event organizer.

“Our goal is to provide numerous opportunities to strengthen business practices and enhance the economic climate of the Space Coast.”

The Women’s Business Center provides, training, counseling, mentoring and technical assistance targeting women entrepreneurs and women-owned business in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties. The center offers an environment conducive to learning the basics, getting the right answers, identifying opportunities, and building new alliances.

“The audience for this event over the past five years has included approximately 300 attendees,” said Gitlin.

INFORMATIVE, ENTERTAINING PROGRAM

Activities include networking, panel discussions, promotions, vendors, silent auction and raffle.

wbc_expo_logo_2013-350• 8 – 9 a.m. – Registration, Networking

• 9 – 9:15 a.m. – Kickoff: Beth Gitlin, Director, Women’s Business Center (WBC)

• 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks

• 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. – ENTREPRENEUR’S TOOLBOX
3 Essential Building Blocks for Business. This panel discussion will focus on the 3 essential building blocks for any business. Panelists will discuss how to create and maintain a strong and sustainable business model, how to gain access to capital and fund your growth organically and why it’s important to build a strong team internally and externally.

• 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. – Visit Lobby, Exhibitor Hall and Community Corner vendors

• 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. – ENTREPRENEUR’S GARDEN
Create a Winning Mobile Strategy. This panel discussion will focus on creating a successful strategy for mobile marketing and productivity in your business.

• 11:30 a.m. – 12 Noon – Visit Lobby, Exhibitor Hall, and Community Corner vendors

• 12 Noon – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch

Women's Business Expo participants listen to speakers at the event last year at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton. (SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Women’s Business Expo participants listen to speakers at the event last year at the Melbourne Rialto Hilton. (SpaceCoastDaily.com)

• 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. – ENTREPRENEUR’S SPIRIT
Social Entrepreneurism, Julie Colombino, Rebuild Globally. REBUILD Globally is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization operating an innovative social enterprise that helps earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, earn a ustainable income. REBUILD’s artisans (mostly women) are trained, employed and equipped to produce high-quality, hand-crafted recycled tire sandals for sale in the international market.

• 1:30 – 2 p.m. – Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes: Nancy Peltonen, ABWA

• 2 p.m. – Closing Remarks: Beth Gitlin

REGISTER NOW AND SAVE

The Women’s Business Expo will open at 8 a.m. and run through 2 p.m. Discounted early registration is now available through July 19 for $45, including lunch. After July 19 registration is $55.

Vendor space and sponsorship opportunities are also available, call 321-960-3453 for details.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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The Women’s Center at Florida Tech will host the sixth annual Space Coast Women’s Business Expo on Friday, August 2 ath the Melbourne Hilton Rialto, located at 200 Rialto Place,  Melbourne, Florida 32901


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