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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 4:30 am

New business owners and inspiring entrepreneurs can visit a one-stop-shop Wednesday to meet people who can help their startups grow.

Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week and, to recognize the day, the Central Texas Business Resource Center is hosting a gathering that will bring professionals who can provide services to those starting or growing their own operations, said Marcus Carr, director of the center.

“What we want to do is bring the resources into one room, so they could show off their products and explain their services to show why they are important to running a small business,” said Aimeé Nesse, a business counselor at the center.

Among those professionals will be bankers, lawyers, accountants, marketing and promotion experts and even local printers, Carr said. Other professionals also will be in attendance.

The center refers a lot of entrepreneurs to consult with these professionals, but it’s easy not visit them all when you have to drive around town, Nesse said.

“It is like a boost up for them instead of having to travel from agency to agency,” she said. “One thing that we wanted to accomplish is to help people not get lost in the mix.”

The center will provide an agenda along with some helpful questions for the business owners, Nesse said.

Door prizes include a free one-on-one session with one of the presenters over lunch, Carr said.

That will give entrepreneurs a chance to make a deeper connection and get a little mentorship from the professional, he said.

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