Join Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis to kick off the Expo.
WORKSHOP 10:30am - 12:00pm
Social Media: What's with all the hype?
Presented by Gil Lantini, Founder & President – The Rhode Island Small Business Journal
As we all watched Social Media explode over the last several years, many businesses have still not made the transition. Is Social Media helping businesses increase revenue and save on their marketing budgets? Are business owners seeing a return on their investment of time and money? This session will provide an overview of the various social networks and help to set realistic expectations of what to expect and how Social Media fits into your overall marketing efforts.
WORKSHOP 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The State Fire Code from A to Z
Presented by Marshal John Chartier, Office of the State Fire Marshal
This session will help business owners facilitate the flow of accurate information regarding the Fire Code regulations. This informative session will assist business owners with Fire Code compliance. Questions and Answers.
WORKSHOP 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Navigating Federal Contracting Certification Programs
Presented by Virginia Thimas, US Small Business Administration
Did you know that where your business is located could land you millions of dollars in federal contracts? Or that there federal certification you can get from the comfort of your home if you are a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business? Or bring designated as a socially or economically disadvantaged business could land you in the government's only business development program that has federal experts guide your business to success and federal prourement opportunities?
WORKSHOP 10:00am - 3:00pm
Presented by the Secretary of State's Business Services Division and State Division of Taxation along with volunteer local attorneys and certified public accountants.
Are you looking to start a business? How about growing your exisiting business? Let us help you get your business off the ground and push your business forward. Stop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for advice from experts. Formation filings, patents, trade-marks, tax documentation and Federal Identification Numbers are just some of the start-up filings that we can assist you with.