If you are thinking about starting a small business or have already taken the plunge, this half-day conference on Jan. 24 will take you to the next level.

Hosted by The News and Observer’s ShopTalk Editor Jessica Giglio and Virginia Bridges and sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, you’ll interact with experts who can give you financial, digital marketing and media tips to stock your small business toolbox.

Get one-on-one advice from financial advisors and small business coaches. Network with other small business leaders.  By the end of the day, you’ll have plenty of expert tips to set your small business on a path to success.

What: ShopTalk: The Small Business Conference
When: 10:00a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 9:30), Saturday, Jan. 24
Where: The Hunt Library ( on NC State’s Campus)
For Whom: Aimed at entrepreneurs thinking about starting a small business or already started one.
Cost: $60 registration pays for conference sessions, breakfast and lunch, ShopTalk bag.  Space is Limited, Sign Up Here: