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SBA Helps Entrepreneurs Become ‘Business Smart’ with ‘Spring into Action’ Small Business Workshop Series

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Release Number: 
20170425-005
Contact: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 | robert.goza@sba.gov

EASTERN Pa. The U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office offers Berks County and surrounding communities a series of three, 2-hour small business workshops during the month of May. 

The workshops lay the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea, understand how to do business with the government and what small business certifications are valuable to acquire.  Kim Stout, SBA Lender Relations & Economic Development Specialist; George Tapia, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist and Laurie Sterner, Government Marketing Specialist at Kutztown Small Business Development Center lead the program. These free workshops are held May 3, May 10 and May 17 from 8:30 a.m.to 10:30 a.m. at the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, 110 W. Main Street, Kutztown, PA. 

“SBA is committed to making our communities economically stronger,” said Michael Kane, Deputy Director of SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District. “SBA’s ‘Business Smart’ series is designed to proactively educate and empower Berks County businesses so that they can ‘Spring Into Action’ and turn their ideas into reality.”

WHAT: FREE “Spring Into Action” Small Business Workshop Series – a workshop series for entrepreneurs in Berks County and surrounding communities. Participants learn basics of business startup, essentials of becoming credit-ready, how to do business with the federal government and what small business certifications are available 

WHEN: Wednesdays, May 3, 10 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce, 110 W. Main Street, Kutztown, PA.

REGISTRATION:  To ensure a seat and adequate materials, online pre-registration is requested at https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/small-business-development-center/upcoming-events.htm.  Participants can also contact Kim Stout at kimberly.stout@sba.gov 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.

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