Shopping locally is an easy decision, especially when you consider all the great boutiques and other retail establishments available around town. But what about doing business locally? You may not be aware of local businesses you can turn to when it’s time to restock your company’s supplies, market your services and take care of the finances of your office. Fortunately, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance has you covered.

Join LIBA for its second annual Louisville Local Business Expo on Thursday, Jan. 19, inside the Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center’s Picasso Room from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. for an opportunity to meet with local business owners who cater to other local businesses. Discover local providers of office supplies, business consultants, professional marketing experts and so much more!

50+ local businesses together in one showcase

Whether you’ve been part of a local business for decades, or are interested in starting your own brand, LIBA’s Louisville Local Business Expo is one of the city’s best opportunities for business success.

Learn about the significant savings and conveniences that come with purchasing office supplies from a local provider. Discuss finances with a local consultant and find relief from the stress of the fast-approaching tax season. Get your product in the hands of more consumers by hiring a professional team of marketers to popularize your business and more. Finding success for your business and having a major positive impact on the local economy is easy when you take a local look.

Learn from the experts

The LIBA Louisville Local Business Expo will also feature three highlighted members of the community as special guest speakers. Each speaker will discuss their skills and success to inspire those in attendance.

Madison Cork of Cork Communications will take the floor at 1:30 p.m. as the event’s first guest speaker. Cork’s presentation, “The Storyteller in You,” will focus on the importance of communication through business. As a professional public speaker herself, Cork will share some opportunities to enhance your own communication skills and become a better storyteller.

Kentucky Shakespeare’s Matt Wallace will follow Cork with his presentation, “Turning the Ship Around,” at 2: 30 p.m. Wallace currently holds the position of producing artistic director at Kentucky Shakespeare and has drastically transformed the theatre company during his years of service. The company, which was once on the verge of calling it quits, is now thriving more than ever thanks to Wallace’s focus on core business principles. Don’t miss his insight during this special event.

Last but certainly not least, Darnell Ferguson of Louisville’s SuperChefs restaurant will close out the event with his presentation, “Being Your Own Super Fan,” at 3:30 pm. Overcoming life’s greatest obstacles can be extremely difficult, particularly when there’s a business involved. But Ferguson’s success serves as proof that with the right attitude, priceless skills and a firm belief in yourself, anything is possible. Learn of Ferguson’s own struggles throughout his personal life and as a business owner, and discover just how he accomplished what many believed was impossible.

RSVP to LIBA’s Louisville Local Business Expo today!

The Louisville Independent Business Alliance’s Louisville Local Business Expo will be held on Jan. 19 at the Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue beginning at 1 p.m. Admission to this expo is free with a business card. Register online to attend here. Be one of the first 150 guests to register online and receive a free “Local Love” bag filled with gifts and goodies from local businesses.

For more information, visit the Louisville Independent Business Alliance’s website.

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