February 06, 2006


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the seminar, "Writing Your Business Plan," Thursday, Feb. 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the SBDC Business Education Center (Room 207), Chamberlin Building (Fifth and Market streets) in Lewisburg.

The cost for this seminar is $30 and includes handouts and refreshments. Seating is limited; registration is required. Call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Maureen Hauck, assistant director for business consulting with the Bucknell SBDC, will lead the seminar. Topics covered include a title page, table of contents, executive summary (describes the business structure), the company, the market (defines industry, strengths and weaknesses) and the financial plan (profit and loss statements).

With the Bucknell SBDC since March 2000, Hauck has more than 20 years of business experience including retail management, marketing, advertising, salesmanship, and personnel management. She holds her degrees in business administration and secondary education from Bloomsburg University.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Created in 1978, the Bucknell SBDC is one of the first SBDC centers in the country and serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff and student interns assist small business owners with enhancing their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars, and pre-business workshops.

Areas of assistance provided by the SBDC include accounting and record keeping, business startup procedures, business plan development, financial analysis, marketing and sales, human resource management, product development, OSHA requirements, and environmental management.

With the exception of seminars, the counseling services provided by the SBDC are free. Funding is received from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bucknell University.

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