September 30, 2005

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer the workshop, "Basic Financial Statement Analysis for Small Retail and Service Businesses," Friday, Oct.14, Tuesday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the SBDC Education Center, 434 Market St., Lewisburg.

The cost for this seminar is $30 and includes handouts and refreshments. Seating is limited and registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email, or online at

Maureen Hauck, assistant director for business consulting with the Bucknell SBDC, and Anthony Kidd, business analyst with the Bucknell SBDC, will lead the seminar.

Topics to be covered include an overview of income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, the relationship between the financial statements, and using financial statements to analyze business results.

With the Bucknell SBDC since March 2000, Hauck has more than 20 years' business experience including retail management, marketing, advertising, salesmanship, and personnel management. She holds her degrees in business administration and secondary education from Bloomsburg University.

A member of the SBDC staff since July 2002, Kidd has more than 20 years' experience in financial analysis and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1980. He received his degree in accounting from the University of South Alabama.

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, complete the online request at

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.

Areas of assistance provided by the SBDC include accounting and record keeping, business startup procedures, business plan development, financial analysis, marketing and sales, human resource management, product development, OSHA requirements, and environmental management.

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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