Business Development – Lunch and Learn

Everyone is welcome to attend this free seminar series. All presentations will take place at The Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 West Market Street, Pottsville.

Would you like to start your own business? Join us to learn more about the process and requirements for start-up. The Lunch and Learn Program is hosted by the Pottsville Area Development Corporation and Sponsored by PPL.

Bring your own lunch and join us at the Pottsville Free Public Library. Come for one session, all sessions or just a part of a session. For more information call PADCO at 570-628-4647.

Start Your Own Business 101
Date: Wednesday December 2, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Presenter: Amy Burkhart, PADCO

Business Plan Competition Info
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Presenter: Amy Burkhart, PADCO

Business Plan Development
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon
Location Pottsville Free Public Library
Presenter: Wilkes SBDC
Description: An introduction to what you will need for a complete business plan that is going to allow your venture to succeed.

Financial Planning
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Presenter: Wilkes SBDC
Description: Developing your business operating budget and understanding your startup costs.

Marketing
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 noon
Location Pottsville Free Public Library
Description An overview of various marketing outlets and the importance of networking.

Entrepreneurs Café
Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon—1:30 p.m.
Location: Roma, the Oak Room
Lunch Provided
Presenters: John Albertini, AIS Consulting
Dave Clews, 12 Volt Dave’s
John Levkulic, Levkulic Group
Description: Meet and Greet three Entrepreneurs from the City of Pottsville.

Professional Considerations
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Description: Bankers and Lawyers and Accountants Oh My! Who are the professionals that you will need to help your business succeed.

Business Banking and Loans
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Presenter: Joe Hammond, Thompkins VIST Bank
Description: What do lenders need to see to finance your business? What are the sources of financing that will help you get your venture off the ground?

Location
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Presenter: PADCO / Code Enforcement
Description: Finding the ideal location for your business provides a challenge. This seminar will give you some tips on what to look for.

Ecommerce
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Presenter: David Kunstek, Page One
Description: Meet with Ecommerce professional to discuss the amount of ecommerce exposure your company may need.

Business Plan Review
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Pottsville Free Public Library
Reviewers: SBDC
Description: Have your business plan reviewed by development professionals.

Sponsored by PPL