By Jake Rudolph Dixon

February 5, 2019

GRO-Biz 2019

The early registration discount deadline is approaching for Wyoming’s premier event for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

The GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo will feature acclaimed speakers, unique networking opportunities and assistance from several organizations. The event will take place Feb. 20-21 in Casper.

After Feb. 8, registration prices will increase from $165 to $185.

The GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo is the result of a partnership between U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network and the Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

The two-track event focuses on providing training and resources on all aspects of operating a company and matching Wyoming businesses with government agencies. This year’s theme — Expanding Your Market — will feature speakers such as University of Wyoming President Emeritus and Professor Dr. Richard McGinity, nationally recognized marketing expert Melissa Forziat and many others. There will be plenty of opportunities to network at the event and attendees will be able to choose from a large selection of workshops concentrating on: 

·        Building a Powerful Brand Community

·        Federal Government Contracting

·        Preparing a Winning Investor Pitch

·        Legal Updates for Small Businesses

·        Funding Opportunities

·        And much more

Representatives from government agencies looking to partner with Wyoming businesses will be available for one-on-one meetings. Experts from the University of Wyoming’s Business Resource Network will also be on hand to help entrepreneurs take advantage of the numerous consultation services and technical assistance programs available to all Wyoming residents at no-to-low-cost.

To reserve your spot, or to view a full list of speakers and workshops, visit

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