Jan. 15, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the three-part seminar, "Computer Troubleshooting," Feb. 7, 14 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gardner Lecture Hall of the Dana Engineering Building.

The total cost for each class in this series is $30 and includes lunch. Registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/Seminars.asp.

Will George, Bucknell client services analyst, will conduct the seminar, which includes:

Feb. 7: "Introducing the Computer." Topics include how to buy a computer, selecting the correct operating system, hardware setup and maintenance, data organization, formatting, virus protection, backups, basic troubleshooting and email. This class is a prerequisite for the Feb. 14 class.

Feb. 14: "Becoming Tech Savvy with the Computer." Intermediate level topics include recording sound, DVD and CD formatting, safe mode, DOS, DSL, windows upgrades, MP3s, and digital videos and cameras. This class is a prerequisite for the Feb. 21 class.

Feb. 21: "Excelling at the Computer." Advanced topics include defragmentation, setting up a wireless office, configuring routers, WinZip, remote desktop control with WinXP, scanning and graphic manipulation.

Created in 1978, the Bucknell SBDC has assisted in creating or retaining nearly 3,000 jobs and helping nearly 4,700 clients. With the exception of seminars, 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.

Located in the Dana Engineering Building, the SBDC serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. Assistance is provided to small business owners to enhance their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars and pre-business workshops. Assistance also is available to help small businesses obtain data and analysis that are generally unobtainable to them on their own.

In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff and student interns provide counseling services for small businesses. Areas of assistance provided by the SBDC include: accounting and record keeping; business startup procedures; business plan development; e-commerce; financial analysis; finding sources of capital; human resources; marketing and sales; product development; and OSHA requirements.

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