MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Florida Institute of Technology will hold the Direct Selling/Home Based Business Fair on Nov. 4. The free event is a joint partnership with Direct Selling Education Foundation, Brevard Workforce, the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Brevard Community College and SCORE of the Space Coast. The fair will be held at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa, Fla., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants can network and speak with about 25 direct-selling companies to learn more about opportunities and the organizations. The participating direct-selling businesses are members of the Direct Selling Association. Representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration, FSBDC, Brevard Workforce and the WBC will be on hand to answer questions.

Participants may also attend workshops on learning about direct selling, social media, marketing on a budget, customer service and time management.

The fair is made possible by a grant from the Direct Sellers Education Foundation through the Association of Women Business Centers. Those who are interested in becoming self-employed through direct selling are encouraged to participate.

Registration is required at http://wbc,fit.edu/schedule/calendar/.php. For more information, contact Donn Miller-Kermani, director, WBC, at (321) 674-7006.

About the WBC

The WBC at Florida Tech is partially funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is an outreach of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. The WBC provides women with opportunities, tools and connections to advance their global influence and success. The center offers well-equipped facilities conveniently located at Florida Tech, teachers, mentors and volunteers with expertise and business knowledge, partnering with community organizations for broad outreach, and training and resources that are onsite and online to accommodate busy schedules and provide easy access.

About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. With 9,000 students enrolled on main campus, extended campuses and online, Florida Tech has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. A recent survey by PayScale.com ranks Florida Tech as the top private university in Florida for return on investment. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.