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Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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On an average day, Trina Worrell Benjamin handles invoices, returns calls and emails, directs a team of nearly a dozen employees and manages a client roster that has included big names like Rite Aid and Toys“R”Us. She admits her first steps into entrepreneurship were not easy. But with the help of…

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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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.