May 16, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available at a local legislator's offices in June to provide entrepreneurs with free consulting services and information.

Assistance will be available Monday, June 17, at Representative Lynda Schlegel-Culver's office, 106 Arch St., Sunbury, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This one-on-one consulting emphasizes education to those interested in starting a new business, or expanding their existing business. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge. Typical business topics include how to start a business, financial analysis, hiring employees, bookkeeping, preparing a business plan, financial forecasting, and marketing strategies for growth.

Appointments are required and must be scheduled two business days prior to the meeting date. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact the Bucknell SBDC office at 570-577-1249, or toll free at 1-866-375-6010. To request services or view recent success stories, visit

The Bucknell SBDC has been helping businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper for more than 30 years in Juniata, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. Whether just getting started investigating a business model, interested in purchasing an existing business, are developing a business plan and need some coaching, or are seeking to reinvent, innovate, and grow an existing business, SBDC consultants can help businesses succeed.