January 17, 2007

LEWISBURG, Pa. —  The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the seminar, "Tools for Creating a Successful Small Business," Thursday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the SBDC business education center in 207 Chamberlin Building, Market Street in Lewisburg.

John Jones, CPA, will lead the seminar. Topics to be discussed include: basic understanding of financial statements and related terms, key financial ratios, and basic understanding of tax issues related to start-up companies.

The cost of attending is $30 (free with Bucknell ID) and includes handouts and refreshments. Participants will receive a one-year subscription to Inc. magazine.

Seating is limited; registration is required. Call the Bucknell SBDC at 570-577-1249, or  email the SBDC at SBDC@bucknell.edu, or register online at http://www.bucknell.edu/script/sbdc/register.asp.

The seminar is sponsored co-sponsored by Inc. magazine, the Greater Susquehanna Valley, Central Pennsylvania, Brush Valley and Middlecreek Valley Chambers of Commerce, and the Sunbury 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, complete the online form on the SBDC website: http://www.bucknell.edu/x7025.xml

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.

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.

Posted Jan. 17, 2007

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