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College Prep Lady Prepares High School Students for Post- Secondary Education in Central, PA

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Like all local heroes, and nascent entrepreneurs, Myra Blackwell successfully identified a business opportunity after listening to the needs and challenges in her community.  As a result, Myra Blackwell, also known as the “College Prep Lady”, began the courageous journey to create a new venture that aims to simplify the process…

Bucknell University SBDC Holds 2017 Celebration of Small Business

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On Friday, July 21, 2017 the Bucknell University SBDC held is annual Celebration of Small Business on Bucknell's campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During the breakfast, four awards were given to the following exemplary small business owners: InnovateHER Business Challenge Bucknell SBDC Regional Winner: Kaitlin Schuck, Threading Love, Recognizing her efforts and…

Want to Commercialize your Technology? Learn How at the 2017 SBIR Workshop in Villanova

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Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur in the technology sector looking for opportunities to fund development of an innovative technology? If you want to commercialize your technology, The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program can help.   As a highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR provides funding for innovators…

U.S. Congressman Dent Hosts Small Business Seminars with Kutztown University SBDC

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U.S. Congressman Charles Dent is partnering with the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to host two seminars to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners.  Presentations will be conducted by the Kutztown University SBDC, U.S. Small Business Administration, SEDA-COG, Pennsylvania Department of General Services, and U.S. Commercial Service. The seminars will address topics such as how to start your own business, how to market to the government and grow your international business. 

Details and registration information about each seminar can be found below.

The First Step: Pre-Business Workshop
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
            University Conference Center 302A/B
            500 University Drive
            Hershey, PA 17033
Details: Learn about the laws and regulations for starting a business, the business plan writing process, steps to financing your new venture, and where you can get free one-on-one consultation to assist you in getting started.  

Click here to pre-register.

Marketing to the Government and Growing Your International Business
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m.
Place: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
            University Conference Center 302A/B
            500 University Drive
            Hershey, PA 17033
Details: Small business owners seeking to expand your global market share through exports, selling to the federal government, and or the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, this workshop will help with the following: small business certifications, finding opportunities, marketing your firm, federal supply schedules, tips to prepare your offer, becoming ready to export, creating an export plan, identifying potential buyers, finding sources of finance, getting paid from overseas buyers, and much more.

Click here to pre-register.