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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…

Want to Commercialize your Technology? Learn How at the 2017 SBIR Workshop in Villanova

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Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur in the technology sector looking for opportunities to fund development of an innovative technology? If you want to commercialize your technology, The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program can help.   As a highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR provides funding for innovators…

"Meet the Lenders" Event For Local Entrepreneurs Slated for October 5 in Philadelphia

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On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District will be participating in a lender outreach event hosted by SCORE. Together, they bring “Meet the Lenders” Borrowing Matchmaking, a networking event designed to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with resource partners and lenders in an engaging…

Business Continuity Alert: Small Businesses Warned of Weather-Related Business Interruptions during Hurricane Season

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As Hurricane Arthur makes its way up the East Coast, the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are reminding small businesses to prepare for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season which runs June 1 through November 30, peaking mid-August to late October.  Hurricanes create potentially hazardous conditions for both the physical property and operational continuity of any business enterprise. 

The SBDC advises that the best way that companies can prepare for strong winds, flooding, and other hurricane-related hazards is to develop mitigating strategies to be ready in case of a Hurricane or other impact to the business.  Preparedness measures include protection of critical business data, valuable assets, and investment in emergency equipment such as generators.

It is important for businesses to be informed when faced with an impending Hurricane.  The following resources are available to assist business owners in knowing what to expect during a Hurricane as well as ways to be notified of future storms:

As part of its ongoing Business Continuity and Survival Services, the Pennsylvania SBDC maintains expert business consultants, experienced in preparing small business for unforeseen interruptions and responding to business needs associated with emergency situations such as recovering from hurricanes, floods, as well as more routine business interruptions.  Business owners are encouraged to contact their local SBDC while preparing their business for potential hazards and business interruptions.