“Turning Hobbies Into Home Business" Expo Coming October 30

Published on: October 15, 2010

  

Lone Star College-Tomball will host the “Turning Hobbies into Home Businesses” Expo on Saturday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beckendorf Conference Center, located near the Zion Road entrance. Sponsored by the LSC-Tomball Workforce Development Office, this free entrepreneurial event will teach people how to turn their spare-time passion into a viable source of income.

Guests will be able to speak to experts from all types of home-based businesses, such as cake decorating, commercial sewing, dog-obedience training, digital photography, taxidermy and auto accessorizing. Event-goers can also attend short sessions designed to help them become more business savvy and develop comprehensive business plans to help fund and/or market their business.

“There are many people who would love to make a living from their hobby, but they do not know how to take it to the next level. Some may not even realize that their talent and skill can actually make them money,” said Dr. Christina Hinkson, executive director of Continuing Education for Lone Star College. “The expo is intended to empower these individuals so they have more career options.”

For individuals who wish to further their knowledge, the expo will offer information and on-site registration for the Continuing Education classes offered at LSC-Tomball. LSC-Tomball is located at 30555 Tomball Parkway, where State Highway 249 and Zion Road intersect. For more information on the “Turning Hobbies into Home Business” Expo, call (281) 357-3688 or e-mail Teresa.W.Hill@LoneStar.edu.

Pictured at right: Cake Decorator Kim Lakes (left) will be one of many home business experts at the “Turning Hobbies into Home Business” Expo.

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With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010 and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges: LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Tomball; six centers; LSC-University Park; LSC-University Center at Montgomery; LSC-University Center at University Park; Lone Star Corporate College; and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.