Local Business Owners Get Savvy

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local business owners received a lesson in entrepreneurship as part of the 11th annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair.

Business owners in industries ranging from advertising, to real estate, and even car parts showed up to the free event at the RCC / SOU Higher Education Center.

The fair featured seminars ranging from online marketing to hiring, and even affordable care act changes and tax preparation.

But some of the attendees say the biggest value was learning how to use social media.

“Being in such a small area, you have to become more out there to survive,” said Janice Slater, owner of Concepts in Advertising.

The event also connected business owners with a number of government and labor organizations.