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SBDC to provide business assistance in Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver's Sunbury office

Friday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Maureen Hauck, assistant director for business consulting with the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will be partnering with Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver at her office at 106 Arch St. in Sunbury to provide entrepreneurs and business owners with consulting services and information.
 
One on one, confidential consulting sessions with Hauck are available by appointment on Friday, Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This one-on-one consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. "The opportunity to partner with Rep. Culver gives residents of Sunbury convenient access to the services of the SBDC, and small businesses in our communities benefit from her ongoing support," said SBDC director Steven Stumbris.
Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge to help constituents with issues such as business startup, financial forecasting, marketing strategies for growth, and developing plans for long-term business continuity.
Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners interested in requesting this free assistance can contact the Bucknell SBDC at 570-577-1249 or sbdc@bucknell.edu.
Additionally, the SBDC will present a free First Step Pre-Business Workshop in Sunbury on Friday, March 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. Individuals who have dreamed of being their own boss but don't know where to start will find this session invaluable. This workshop will cover topics such as evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan and exploring financing options for starting a business.
The SBDC and many other events and initiatives are featured in Representative Culver's winter newsletter at http://www.pahousegop.info/docs/Culver/winter2014/index.html.
Bucknell SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, individualized sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more. For more than 35 years, the Bucknell SBDC has been helping small businesses in Union, Northumberland, Snyder, Montour, Perry, and Juniata counties start, grow, and prosper. For more information on the services and impact of the SBDC, visit bucknell.edu/SBDC
The Pennsylvania SBDC network is the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and 18 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth.

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