October 21, 2009

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host the workshop, "Writing your Business Plan," on Monday, Nov. 16, from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the Empire Beauty School, Orchard Hills Plaza in Shamokin Dam.

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

Topics to be covered include a title page, table of contents, executive summary (describes the business structure, purpose and goals, marketing strategy, customers management team skills), the company, the market (defines industry, strengths and weaknesses, influences affecting the business and industry, competitors and customers, pricing policy and promotional activities) and the financial plan (profit and loss statements for the first three years, balance sheets and projected cash flows).

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 $35 and includes handouts and refreshments as well as a one-year subscription (12 issues) to Inc. magazine, valued at $10. Veterans and First Step attendees may attend free of charge.

Registration is 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 seminar 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 Daily Item; and The Standard-Journal.

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 SBDC.

Contact: Division of Communications