December 08, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the seminar, "Managing the Office Monster … Before it Eats You Alive," Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

The seminar will be led by Patty Kreamer, president of Kreamer Connect, a company that works nationally with individual and corporate clients to enable them to become more productive and perform better while simplifying their work and lives.

A member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and the National Speakers Association, Kreamer is the author of two books, … But I Might Need it Someday! and The Power of Simplicity.

Kreamer was named one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business and one of Pittsburgh's Fast Trackers in 2005.

Topics to be discussed include how to: uncover the complete three-step process of being organized; make quick, logical decisions; keep your desk paper-free; manage time effectively; and define priorities.

The cost of the seminar is $50 and includes a copy of Kreamer's first book and a business etiquette luncheon.

Registration is required. To register, call 570-577-1249; email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, 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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Posted Dec. 8, 2005

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