A minority business expo was held in the East Saturday giving some small businesses a chance to network and shine.
More than 40 vendors signed up for the event at the Boys and Girls Club in the Winterville. This is the 5th annual expo. Vendor prices for tables run from 75 to 250 dollars.
Veteran business owners and budding entrepreneurs exchanged ideas and showcased their products.
Booths focused on health services, natural beauty products, children’s' books, graphics companies and much more.
Organizers of the expo have encouragement for start up companies here in our area.
Sean Moye says, "If you are a minority company and you think you have a knack for business, go out there, try it. You never know what could happen. If you succeed one time, you’ll succeed again. If you fail get back up and start again."
Israel Ward says, "That’s really what we focus on more so than anything, networking and making connections that you can call people after the event and still sell your products and services."
Ward and Moye also stressed how important diversity is for business here in the east.