Workshop for new business owners

LOCK HAVEN — Are you interested in starting a small business, but don’t know where or how to begin?

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Lock Haven University will be holding a “First Step for Starting a Small Business” workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the SBDC office, 301 W. Church St., Lock Haven.

This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The discussion leaders for this workshop are the members of the SBDC staff and a lending representative with a local community bank.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The presenters will cover topics every hopeful business owner should know — the basics of establishing a business idea, feasibility, marketing research and strategies, how to discover which regulations and/or licensing would apply to your business and how to create your business plan to secure financing, along with much more.

You can get more information and register for the workshop by calling the SBDC at 570-484-2589 or visiting the website at The registration fee for this First Step course is $20. Walk-ins are welcome; however, calling and reserving a spot in this class is highly recommended.