Take ‘The First Step’ for a small business

LOCK HAVEN — Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?

The workshop “The First Step for Starting a Small Business” this coming Friday will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at 301 W. Church St., the former junior high school. The presenters/discussion leaders for this workshop are a local commercial lender and staff members of the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center.

Attendees will learn:

– Unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business.

– How to assess the feasibility of their business idea.

– Differences between business organization structures.

– How to develop a business plan.

– How to obtain financing.

– How to market their product or service.

– The applications and licenses needed to start their company.

Date: Friday, September 21, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To register, call 570-484-2848 or visit https://community.lhup.edu/sbdc/training.htm.

Walk-ins will be accepted if there is enough seating available.

The cost is $20. Payment is required upon registering or within seven days after registering. Cancellations within five or more business days are eligible for refunds or rescheduling to another course. Cancellations within fewer than five days’ notice are not eligible for refunds but the participant may reschedule to another course.

The next class will be offered Friday, Oct. 19 at 1127 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.