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SBA Helps Lancaster Entrepreneurs Become ‘Business Smart’

Release Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2016
Release Number: 
Kim Stout (610) 382-3080│

EASTERN Pa. The U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office offers Lancaster County and surrounding communities a free, half-day business education workshop called “Business Smart.” The workshop, hosted by the Lancaster Public Library, will lay the ground work for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea. Kim Stout, SBA Lender Relations & Economic Development Specialist, representatives from Community First Fund and representatives from the Lancaster Public Library will lead the program. The free event is Friday, October 21, from 10 noon at the Lancaster Public Library, Lancaster, Pa.

“SBA is committed to making our communities economically stronger,” said Michael Kane, Deputy Director of SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District. “We are hosting ‘Business Smart’ workshops to proactively educate and empower Lancaster County businesses about how to turn their idea into reality.”

WHAT: FREE “Business Smart” workshop for new and aspiring entrepreneurs in Lancaster 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: Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

REGISTRATION: To ensure a seat and adequate materials, online pre-registration is requested at  Interested participants may contact Kim Stout at or 610-382-3080 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.