By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center will host the seminar, "Is a Franchise Right for You?" on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the SBDC Business Education Center, 207 Chamberlin Building, Fifth and Market streets in Lewisburg.
Consultant Lou Lavetan will lead the seminar. For 11 years, Lavetan was an area development manager with Mail Boxes Etc., now known as The UPS Store. He owned and managed his own location and laid the foundation for 23 additional stores in his area.
As manager, he assisted prospective owners with the franchise validation and investigation process and trained store owners in the MBE system.
Lavetan later became partner in a maid service franchise and business development director for a dry cleaning delivery service franchisor on the East Coast before becoming a consultant in 2004.
This seminar is free to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or toll-free at 1-866-375-6010; e-mail SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp.
This seminar is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; the Greater Susquehanna Valley, Central Pennsylvania, Brush Valley and Middlecreek Valley Regional Chambers of Commerce; The Daily Item; The Standard-Journal; and Susquehanna Business Life magazine.
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/.
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