May 17, 2006

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer "The First Step: Pre-business Workshop," June 13 from noon to 3 p.m. at the PA CareerLink Union County Conference Room, 1610 Industrial Blvd., Lewisburg. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Veterans Corp.

Maureen Hauck, assistant director for business consulting at the SBDC, will cover these topics: start-up procedures and forms, legal structure for your business, business location, insurance issues, special licenses and permits, hiring employees, taxes, special needs for forms, developing a business plan, market determination, financial plan, resources for the entrepreneur and financing myths.

The "First Step" seminar is free but registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the SBDC toll-free at 866-375-6010, or 570-577-1249; email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/sbdc/seminars.html.

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. She holds her degrees in business administration and secondary education from Bloomsburg University.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. 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.

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 May 17, 2006

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