Business Skills for Success (presented by the Kutztown University SBDC)

The Business Skills for Success is a program for business owners like you who want to take their business to the next level!

If you attend, you will:

· Develop a business pitch

· Hear from experienced professionals

· Learn about business credit and financing, and legal issues affecting your business

· Review social media, email marketing, website

· Receive market research

During the final session, you will be able to give your business pitch for potential investment and CASH PRIZES! This session will also feature a graduation celebration and networking event open to family and significant others to attend.

Classes begin February 22, 2018
237 Court Street, Reading PA 19601
Cost: $50
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Classes begin March 15, 2018
600 Manor Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320
Cost: $50
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The Building Blocks to Branding Your Business (presented by the Kutztown University SBDC)

What impact is your brand making for your ideal customer? Behind every good company is a strong brand. Building your brand is an on-going journey and evolves overtime. In this webinar you will learn the fundamentals of establishing a brand and how to maintain the brand image as your company grows.

Webinar on February 15, 2018
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First Step to Financing Your Business

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a step-by-step guide to setting up your business financial goals. Goal-setting is the first step to your business' success. In this webinar you will review the KUSBDC's Excel template that helps you monetize the value of your business and identify how much it will cost to start/grow your business.

Webinar on March 2, 2018
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Discovering What Works for Social Media

Join John Merlino, KUSBDC social media guru on this new 45-minute webinar to learn about the 5D social media program that was developed to help existing entrepreneurs navigate the ever-changing world of social media marketing.

Through the KUSBDC 5D model, you will be able to develop best practices for your business by learning new ways to integrate your goals, design and track the performance of content that is relevant to your industry.

Webinar on February 16, 2018
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Webinar on March 2, 2018
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Business Planning in a Nutshell

Join a small group consultation to get your specific business questions answered.

Receive templates that help you develop your business pitch and financial projections, learn the benefits of the business model canvas tool, and order your NO COST market research reports.

Webinar on February 23, 2018
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Webinar on March 7, 2018
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First Steps to Starting Your Business

Learn from a panel of local professional business experts: attorney, accountant, commercial insurance agent, lender, zoning and SBDC consultants about the things you should consider when starting or buying a business.

This program allows participants an opportunity to ask specific questions and to network with the panel of experts and other attendees following the fast-paced panel discussion.

Workshop on February 16, 2018 in Exton PA
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Workshop on February 21, 2018 in Exton PA
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Workshop on February 23, 2018 in Lebanon PA
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MBDA Acting National Director Garcia

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When I was offered a summer internship at the Minority Business Development Agency in April, it was a no-brainer. I accepted immediately. Aside from the intrinsic rewards of becoming a public servant and carrying out the MBDA mission, there was another clear motivating factor involved in my decision: professional development.

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