Rivier’s Division of Business and Office of Multicultural Affairs are hosting the first annual Small Business and Diverse Communities Networking Event on Friday, November 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is being held on the Rivier University campus in Nashua and will offer ideas and resources to foster small business growth with a focus on expansion into diverse communities. Eastern Bank and N.H. Small Business Association are event sponsors.
The day’s highlights include mini-workshops from experts on developing an Internet business or presence, business improvement, creating internships, starting a new business and more; a keynote address by David M. Connaughton, business consultant and author; business networking opportunities; and access to local business resources on exhibition floor.
“One of the keys to success is networking. You never know who you will cross paths with and at what capacity,” says Dr. Amir Toosi, Dean of Rivier’s Division of Business. The event offers small business owners, vendors, and job seekers a forum to meet and learn with the goal of expanding and diversifying their marketing scope and future opportunities.
Keynote speaker David M. Connaughton is a Harvard Business School graduate and owner of ROI-Team, a business improvement training and consulting company. He is the author of “It Is Broke. Fix It! The Comprehensive Business Improvement Toolkit.” Connaughton has more than 30 years’ experience in financial management and business consulting. He has started and owned several successful businesses.
There is a $25 per person registration fee for attendees, which includes workshop attendance, entrance to the exhibition floor and lunch in the Dion Dining Center. Exhibitors are able to secure a booth and one registration for $35; a limited number of booths are available. Attendees and exhibitors can register via email at SBDCNEvent@rivier.edu or by calling (603) 897-8237. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of event.