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Originally published: 2012-08-16 14:20:45
Last modified: 2012-08-16 14:20:45

Small and home-based businesses gather for expo August 28

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For small business, especially home-based businesses, it can be hard to get the word out there that their doors are open for business. Likewise, it can be difficult for customers to locate home-based businesses, especially in Avery County, where GPS is not always honest. To confront this problem head on, Avery County Chamber of Commerce is creating a unique marketplace to bring interest to the doorsteps of small and home-based businesses. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, ACCC will host the 2012 Home-Based and Small Business Expo, open to the general public at no charge, at the Hugh Chapman Center of the Williams YMCA of Avery County.

Many small or home-based businesses do not have the resources to market their business to those who would benefit from their services or products. With so many summer residents spending months away from their low country homes, and local residents looking for fresh ideas, ACCC believes the expo will be an opportunity to give entrepreneurs a way to promote and market their ideas in an ideal venue. ACCC invites anyone who operates a small or home-based business to come be a part of the expo and learn about the services offered through small business agencies that may prove beneficial, generate sales and raise interest in products or services. 

ACCC is only accepting one representative from each home-based business group, so anyone who wishes to participate should contact ACCC as soon as possible. 

For more information or to reserve a space in the expo, call ACCC at (828) 898-5605 or visit the ACCC office located in the Shoppes of Tynecastle, located at the intersection of highways 105 and 184, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.