October 07, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will host two educational events for entrepreneurs and small business owners in October.

The workshop, "QuickBooks: the Basics", will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SBDC education center, located on the third floor of the DeWitt Building, 416 Market St. in Lewisburg.

The workshop will include a discussion of system requirements, choosing the appropriate version of QuickBooks, general navigation, setting up your company, setting up the chart of accounts, setting up vendors and customers, company preferences, creating transactions, entering bills/paying bills, and reconciling bank accounts.

Diana Dorman-Patton, a seminar instructor and small business QuickBooks consultant with more than 20 years' QuickBooks training experience, will lead the workshop. An independent consultant to small business clients, she trained under Real World Training for QuickBooks and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro instructor.

Registration is required as seating is limited. The registration fee is $75. Veterans are welcome to attend at no cost. Attendees are encouraged to bring personal computers. Handouts will be provided.

To register, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249; email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or visit bucknell.edu/sbdcevents

Global Entrepreneurship Week
The SBDC and Bucknell have begun preparations for the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. This event is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. Bucknell will celebrate GEW with the Business Pitch Competition; a "Shark Tank" style event featuring the best, brightest, and most driven entrepreneurs on campus. To learn more about the Business Pitch Competition, or "#BizPitch14", visit www.bucknell.edu/bizpitch 

Ahead of that competition, individuals from the community are invited to come to Tech Meetup Lewisburg to learn of preparations for #BizPitch14, and to join in the celebration of startup culture of the region. Attendees will hear "business pitches" from entrepreneurs from this region and network with members of the Bucknell University Entrepreneurs Incubator. 

Part of a monthly series of events, the next Tech Meetup Lewisburg will held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bucknell University Entrepreneurs Incubator, located on the second floor of the DeWitt Building, 416 Market St. in Lewisburg. There is no fee for this event; a light lunch will be provided.

To become a member of Tech Meetup Lewisburg, and to RSVP to the 10/28 event, visit www.meetup.com/Tech-Meetup-Lewisburg/

The Bucknell SBDC has been helping businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper for more than 35 years in Union, Northumberland, Juniata, Montour, Perry and Snyder counties. The center provides education, information and consulting to entrepreneurs just investigating a market opportunity and developing a business plan, as well as to existing businesses seeking to innovate, grow, and sustain. Each year the Bucknell SBDC helps more than 30 entrepreneurs achieve their dream of starting their own business. In the past five years, businesses assisted by the Bucknell SBDC have grown their sales by almost $40 million and created more than 400 jobs.

To request assistance from the SBDC, click the "HELP" button at www.bucknell.edu/sbdc; call 570-577-1249; or email SBDC@bucknell.edu.