October 20, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University and SEDA-COG will offer the workshop, "Introduction to Exporting," Thursday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the SBDC Education Room, 434 Market St., in Lewisburg.

The cost for this seminar is $30. Seating is limited and registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Barbara Woodson, director of the SEDA-COG export development program, and George Schuman, senior analyst of the SEDA-COG export development program, will lead the seminar.

SEDA-COG export development program services include market research, trade leads, Pennsylvania's 16 overseas trade representatives, export financing, international buyer delegations, trade shows, state led trade missions, packaging, shipping and logistics, documentation, product classification, foreign customs, foreign traditions, foreign cultures, international regulations, international duties, international tariffs, and payment methods. For more information, see http://www.seda-cog.org/export/

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Created in 1978, the Bucknell SBDC is one of the first SBDC centers in the country and serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff and student interns assist small business owners with enhancing their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars, and pre-business workshops.

Areas of assistance provided by the SBDC include accounting and record keeping, business startup procedures, business plan development, financial analysis, marketing and sales, human resource management, product development, OSHA requirements, and environmental management.

With the exception of seminars, the 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.

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