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By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a free First Step pre-business workshop Monday, Sept. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.
Pre-registration is required by Aug. 29 as seating is limited. To register online, visit http://www.bucknell.edu/sbdcevents; call the SBDC at 570-577-1249; or email SBDC@bucknell.edu.
Topics to be covered include: how to assess the feasibility of a business idea, differences among business organization structures, how to develop a business plan, how to obtain financing, the applications and licenses needed to start a company, how to market a product or service, and other resources to help with business planning.
After attending a First Step Workshop, participants can meet with an SBDC business consultant for free and confidential business consulting.
The Bucknell SBDC has been helping businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper for more than 30 years in Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. SBDC consultants are available to assist business owners who are just getting started investigating a business model, developing a business plan and need some coaching, or are seeking to reinvent, innovate, and grow an existing business.
This workshop is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.