Fill Up Your Goodie Bag With A Few Tricks And A Whole Lot Of Treats At MarketPlace

Are you afraid of starting your own business or expanding a current business because you don't know where to turn to find resources and connections? Maybe you want to try a new venture in your ranching/farming operation, but the task seems too haunting.
If you are a business owner, aspiring entrepreneur, community leader, farmer or rancher, wanting to gain insight and take your business to the next level, plan on attending the first ever Kansas MarketPlace.

MarketPlace is an event focused on energizing small businesses and rural communities. The conference features strong, hands-on learning opportunities for potential and existing business owners including on and off farm/ranch, store front or home based, women owned businesses; community leaders; and youth interested in entrepreneurship. Top-notch professionals from various businesses and organizations and various states will be attending.

Topics include entrepreneurship, marketing, business development, technology utilization and an overview of agriculture-based business opportunities.

The event will offer various high-quality educational sessions and exhibitor booths with abundant networking opportunities. The dynamic combination of expert presenters, essential service providers, individuals already engaged in entrepreneurial activities and day-long opportunities for all to mix is perfect for up-and-coming Kansas entrepreneurs.

The conference is hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs, in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Commerce and will be held on Monday, November 9, and Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Ramada Hays Convention Center in Hays, Kansas.

For more information or to register visit: or contact Joy Marshall, or 402.614.5558.

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