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SBA Helps Bucks County Entrepreneurs Become ‘Business Smart’

Advisory Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2016
Advisory Number: 
Sonia Smith (610) 382-3085 |

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– The U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office offers Bucks County and surrounding communities a free, half-day business education workshop called “Business Smart.” The workshop, held by PA CareerLink Bucks County, will lay the ground work for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea. Sonia Smith, SBA Economic Development Specialist; Bob Latshaw, VP, Penn Community Bank; Rob Mineo, Financing Assistance Program Director, Lehigh University Small Business Development Center; and representatives from SCORE Bucks County will lead the program. The free event is Thursday, March 31, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Bucks County Community College, Upper Campus, Perkasie. Media are invited.


“SBA is committed to making our communities economically stronger,” said Antonio (Tony) Leta, Director of SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District. “We are hosting a ‘Business Smart’ workshop to proactively educate and empower Bucks County businesses about how to turn their idea into reality.”


WHAT: FREE “Business Smart” workshop for new and aspiring entrepreneurs in Bucks County and surrounding communities. Participants will learn the basics of business startup, the essentials of becoming credit-ready, and how and where to find additional small business support and education resources in their local community.

WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Bucks County Community College, Upper Campus, 1 Hillendale Road, Room 153, Perkasie, PA 18944.

REGISTRATION:  To ensure a seat and adequate materials, online pre-registration is requested at  Interested participants can also contact Sonia Smith at or 610-382-3085 for additional information. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to help small businesses start, grow and succeed through loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA also helps people recover from disasters and rebuild their lives by providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses.