February 13, 2009


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the workshop, "Gaining Ground in an Economic Slowdown," on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building in Lewisburg.

Topics to be covered include the state of the current economy's impact on business, cost analysis, cash flow analysis, tips on reducing costs and increasing sales; consideration of new opportunities; new marketing strategies; and other resources available.

Maureen Hauck, assistant director for business consulting with the Bucknell SBDC, will lead the workshop. 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.

Registration is free but required as seating is limited. To register, call 570-577-1249, e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu or visit www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; the Greater Susquehanna Valley, Central Pennsylvania, and Brush Valley Regional Chambers of Commerce; The Standard-Journal; and The Daily Item.

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 or view the complete SBDC seminar schedule, visit www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/.

Contact: Division of Communications

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