Seventh Hudson Valley Entrepreneurial Conference & Expo Meets Next Week in Haverstraw

On Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc. (GET) and the Village of Haverstraw will host the Hudson Valley Entrepreneurial Conference and Expo in Haverstraw, NY. The event will be held at Rockland Community College Haverstraw Extension Campus, located at 37 West Broadway Street. The Rockland County Times is this year’s media sponsor for the event. 

The annual expo -free to the public–will include in addition to booth exhibitors a day long series of Seminars. They will commence at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the day by experts representing the US Small Business Administration (SBA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), franchise opportunities, green technologies, business sustainability issues, and tips for improving business operations and get quality leads and clients.

The event is one of the premier business-to-business expo and conferences in the Hudson Valley for established entrepreneurs as well as those thinking in starting a business. The yearly expo is organized by GET and has the particularity that it travels across the mid-Hudson Valley region from year to year; so this is the opportunity for Rockland residents to attend and participate, since next year the expo and conference will move to Ulster County.

A ribbon cutting and opening reception is planned for 10 a.m. with free attendance by the public.

Focus areas of this year’s expo and conference include:
SBA loan programs & services & how they benefit the small business owner
Introduction to QuickBooks
IRS independent contractor or employee, definitions and differences
Disaster Assistance Program
Low-cost franchises
Are you ready for government procurement
MWBE certification
NYS energy efficiency programs for small businesses
Retrofitting our homes for resilience
Managing & implementing technological innovation in today’s business environment
Fill your calendar with ideal clients
Your business in the web, the right way
For additional information and/or images, contact the expo direct line at 845-787-4127

Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc. (GET) is a non-profit community development financial organization helping women and minorities start/expand their business in the Hudson Valley. Services include free technical assistance, marketing services, training seminars, micro-loans, peer savings programs and more. GET has offices in Poughkeepsie and Newburgh as well as satellite locations in Kingston and Haverstraw. More information at www.gethudsonvalley.org or info@gethudsonvalley.org or 845-787-4328.