POTTSTOWN PA – Budding entrepreneurs interested in learning practical, real-life information on how to start and operate a business are prime candidates for a spring workshop series to be conducted on four consecutive Mondays from 7-9:30 p.m. beginning April 22 by the Pottstown chapter of SCORE at its office, 244 High St., Suite 102.
“How to Start and Operate a Small Business” is intended for those who are considering starting a business, as well as those who are currently operating a small business. All courses are taught by local and experienced members of SCORE, an affiliate of the federal Small Business Administration, and by outside practitioners recognized as experts in their specific fields.
Workshop sessions include:
- Sources of Information and Legal, Tax and Accounting Considerations in setting up a business, April 22;
- The Business Plan and the Business Loan, April 29;
- Sources of Market Information, Marketing, May 6; and
- It’s All About Profit, May 13.
Instructors for the series are Scott Cass, owner, eScott Marketing LLC; Don Havas, president of Applied Technology and Sciences Inc; Jeff Kofsky, president of Higher Vision Coaching and Counseling; Laurie Kercher, vice president and commercial relationships manager of the Victory Bank, Wyomissing office; David Megay, attorney with O’Donnell, Weiss & Mattei; Scott Rakowski, CPA, of Rakowski and Company; Ralph Clemmer, chairman of the board of Evans-Hauseman & Richard Inc.; and Carolyn Wiker, head of Adult Services at the Pottstown Regional Public Library.
Registration begins at 6:45 p.m., and all classes start promptly at 7. Each session costs $25. A manual on preparing a business plan is available for $20. A special price of $100 is offered for the 4 classes as a package, and includes the manual. Each additional person attending from the same company also qualifies for a 50-percent discount. Free parking is available in the lot behind the building.
Customers of Limerick PA-based Victory Bank, which is a workshop sponsor, can apply for a free workshop scholarship by contacting the bank.
Past workshops have been successful and well-attended; advance reservations are suggested. For more information or to register, call the Pottstown SCORE office at 610-327-2673.
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