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Jan. 6, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the seminar, "Writing Your Business Plan," Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Center Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The cost for this seminar is $20 and includes lunch (noon to 1 p.m.). Registration is required by calling 570-577-1249, emailing SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/Seminars.asp

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.

Created in 1978, the Bucknell SBDC has assisted in creating or retaining nearly 3,000 jobs and helping nearly 4,700 clients. With the exception of seminars, 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.

Located in the Dana Engineering Building, the SBDC serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. Assistance is provided to small business owners to enhance their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars and pre-business workshops. Assistance also is available to help small businesses obtain data and analysis that are generally unobtainable to them on their own.

In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff and student interns provide counseling services for small businesses. Areas of assistance provided by the SBDC include: accounting and record keeping; business startup procedures; business plan development; e-commerce; financial analysis; finding sources of capital; human resources; marketing and sales; product development; and OSHA requirements.

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