April 03, 2006


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the workshop, "One Inc.redible Morning: The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Business Growth," May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Carriage Corner restaurant in Mifflinburg.

Steven S. Little, senior consultant to Inc. magazine and formerly president of three fast-growth companies, will lead the workshop. Topics to be discussed include seven proven strategies of America's most successful growth companies; customer acquisition and retention; techniques for finding, training and retaining the best and the brightest; how to assess your organization's readiness for growth; and the all-important role of technology in growth companies.

The cost to attend the workshop is $99 and includes a networking luncheon with Little. Participants also will receive a copy of Little's book, The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Business Growth.

Seating is limited and registration is required: registration and a continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. To register, call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

The seminar is sponsored by the Greater Susquehanna Valley Education Partnership: the Bucknell SBDC, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, Penn State University Continuing Education in Williamsport, Susquehanna University, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Susquehanna Human Resource Management Association.

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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Story posted April 2, 2006

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