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April 9: Growing home-based businesses

Appoquinimink Library to host community discussion on home-based businesses

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2 p.m., April 7, 2014--The University of Delaware Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship has announced an event on growing home-based businesses, to be held 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, at the Appoquinimink Public Library in Middletown.

Sponsored by the New Castle County Public Libraries, the discussion is free and open to the public. UD students are encouraged to attend.

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The discussion will be led by Joe Mauro and Ruthea Miller, owners of Wilmington-based graphic design firm Miller Mauro Group Inc., which offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated marketing communications services.

Mauro and Miller, passionate business owners who enjoy sharing their experiences with students, are the firm’s president and executive vice president, respectively, each with 35-year careers in corporate communications before forming Miller Mauro Group in 1984. 

Today, they deliver services including communication design and advertising, brand marketing, technical publication writing and design, and web design and development. 

They will deliver a one-hour presentation on their own entrepreneurial history while highlighting the importance of thinking creatively, planning comprehensively and operating competitively. A half-hour question and answer session with the audience will follow.

Questions about the event should be directed to Renate Cumming at RCumming@nccde.org

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