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Like all local heroes, and nascent entrepreneurs, Myra Blackwell successfully identified a business opportunity after listening to the needs and challenges in her community.  As a result, Myra Blackwell, also known as the “College Prep Lady”, began the courageous journey to create a new venture that aims to simplify the process…

Bucknell University SBDC Holds 2017 Celebration of Small Business

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On Friday, July 21, 2017 the Bucknell University SBDC held is annual Celebration of Small Business on Bucknell's campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During the breakfast, four awards were given to the following exemplary small business owners: InnovateHER Business Challenge Bucknell SBDC Regional Winner: Kaitlin Schuck, Threading Love, Recognizing her efforts and…

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Scranton and Lock Haven SBDCs to Host Live Broadcasts during Google's Get Your Business Online Week

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Both The University of Scranton and Lock Haven University Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are participating in Google’s Get Your Business Online Week happening March 24-28.  The centers will be live-streaming workshops presented by Google on the topics of building a free website, using Google maps to attract new customers, expanding online presence of a business, and website analytics.

Lock Haven University SBDC
301 W. Church Street, Lock Haven, PA
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day, click here to register

  • Tuesday, March 25th - Build a Free Website and Website Best Practices
  • Wednesday, March 26th - Get Online, On the Map & Help for Your Business
  • Thursday, March 27th - Expand Your Online Presence
  • Friday, March 28th - Measuring Success with Website Analytics

Scranton University SBDC
Comfort Inn & Suites, 5 N Eaton Rd, Tunkhannock, PA
1:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., click here to register

  • Wednesday, March 26th - Get Online, On the Map & Help for Your Business

In addition to hosting the screening, each center will be available for “office hours” after the event to offer consulting to businesses for more personalized advice on building or expanding their website.

This event is part of the SBDC’s ongoing Business Continuity and Survival Services funded with a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). This project provides the resources for SBDC consultants to advise small firms on business disruption and continuity planning to help them prepare for future business interruptions.

Because of the unpredictability of the weather and natural disasters, having an efficient online presence is vital to business owners so that their business can still generate sales and provide services. Regardless of storms, an online presence is becoming almost necessary to stay relevant and successful in today’s marketplace, due to the increased number of online users and shoppers.

Creating and maintaining a website takes work, which is why the Pennsylvania SBDC has partnered with Google and their ‘Get Your Business Online’ programs. This event will mark the fourth event where the SBDC and Google have collaborated in Pennsylvania to help get small businesses online.

Small business owners can visit Google’s Get Your Business Online Week website to register and learn more about upcoming events and information on creating a free website.