January 13, 2006


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host two seminars with Harriet Turk Wednesday, March 15, in the Slifer Room of the Country Cupboard restaurant in Lewisburg.

The first seminar, "Connecting with Employees from a Different World," will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Turk will discuss how to connect with the `new' generation of employees who, she says, "… really do speak a different language, have different mind-sets and do not follow authority or tradition like we were taught."

The second seminar, "Building Positive Working Relationships," will be held from12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Turk will discuss how to motivate employees, improve job performance, improve job satisfaction and improve team problem solving skills.

The fee for each program is $30. A buffet luncheon is included for participants who register for both events. Seating is limited and registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

With PowerChoices of Tennessee, Turk has been honored as an Outstanding Young Woman of America. The recipient of a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Alabama, she has worked as a probation officer, flight attendant, youth programs coordinator and national traffic safety consultant.

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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Story posted Feb. 13, 2006

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