LEWISBURG — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a First Step pre-business workshop Wednesday, April 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Brush Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2 E. Arch St. in Shamokin.
This free workshop is sponsored by the First Columbia Bank & Trust. Registration is required by Monday, April 1, as seating is limited.
Topics will 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
- Applications and licenses needed to start a company
- How to market a product or service.
Maureen Hauck, assistant director for business consulting with the Bucknell SBDC, will lead the workshop. 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.
After attending a First Step Workshop, participants can meet with an SBDC business consultant for free and confidential business consulting.
The series continues May 15 at Service 1st Credit Union in Danville; Aug. 28 at the SBDC Business Education Center; Sept. 30 at Service 1st Credit Union in Danville; and Nov. 6 at Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce in Shamokin Dam.