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Small Business Development Workshops

F&M Trust is pleased to partner with the Small Business Development Centers at Shippensburg University and Saint Francis University to present educational programs and workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners in the markets we serve.  

The low cost workshops will cover basic business skills as well as more advanced and specific business management.  Topics include Starting a Small Business, Writing an Effective Business Plan, The Anatomy of a Business Plan, Employee Best Practices, and more.

For more information about the Small Business Developments Centers visit:

  • Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (serving Franklin and Cumberland Counties) – http://www.ship.edu/sbdc or call (717) 477-1935.
  • Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center (serving Fulton and Huntingdon Counties) – http://francis.edu/sbdc or call (814) 472-3200

 

2014 Workshops


APRIL

Date: April 17
Topic: The First Step: Starting a Small Business
This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture.  Topics include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur/business owner, the legal, financial and tax considerations of starting a small business, and the “how-to’s” of business registration, government regulations and compliance issues.
Cost:  Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time:  9:00 AM – Noon
Location:  Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA
Presented by:  Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info:  (717) 477-1935 or sbdc@ship.edu


Date: April 23
Topic: The Second Step: Writing an Effective Business Plan
This workshop provides an overview of the components comprising a business plan.  Developing a business plan is often the most important step in starting a new business.  Business planning allows you to get a realistic appraisal of the potential viability of a new business prior to deciding to launch.  The business plan can be invaluable in terms of gathering financing for your business and as a management and marketing guide.  
Cost: Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time:  9:00 AM – Noon
Location:  Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln Street, Carlisle, PA
Presented by:  Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info:  (717) 477-1935 or sbdc@ship.edu


MAY

Date: May 14
Topic: The First Step: Starting a Small Business
This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur/business owner, the legal, financial and tax considerations of starting a small business, and the “how-to’s” of business registration, government regulations and compliance issues.
Cost: Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Techcelerator/Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln Street, Carlisle, PA
Presented by: Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info: (717) 477-1935 or sbdc@ship.edu


Date: May 14
Topic: The First Step: Starting a Small Business
This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur/business owner, the legal, financial and tax considerations of starting a small business, and the “how-to’s” of business registration, government regulations and compliance issues.
Cost: Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Sill Business Incubator, 419 14th Street, Huntingdon, PA
Presented by: St. Francis University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info: (814) 472-3200

 


JUNE

Date: June 19
Topic: The First Step: Starting a Small Business
This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur/business owner, the legal, financial and tax considerations of starting a small business, and the “how-to’s” of business registration, government regulations and compliance issues.
Cost: Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA
Presented by: Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info: (717) 477-1935 or sbdc@ship.edu

 


JULY

Date: July 17
Topic: The Second Step: Writing an Effective Business Plan
This workshop provides an overview of the components comprising a business plan. Developing a business plan is often the most important step in starting a new business. Business planning allows you to get a realistic appraisal of the potential viability of a new business prior to deciding to launch. The business plan can be invaluable in terms of gathering financing for your business and as a management and marketing guide.
Cost: Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA
Presented by: Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info: (717) 477-1935 or sbdc@ship.edu


Date: July 30
Topic: The First Step: Starting a Small Business
This workshop is intended to provide aspiring small business owners with an overview of the issues involved in planning and launching a new business venture. Topics include personal and lifestyle issues of the entrepreneur/business owner, the legal, financial and tax considerations of starting a small business, and the “how-to’s” of business registration, government regulations and compliance issues.
Cost: Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Techcelerator/Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln Street, Carlisle, PA
Presented by: Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info: (717) 477-1935 or sbdc@ship.edu


AUGUST

Date: August 27
Topic: The Second Step: Writing an Effective Business Plan
This workshop provides an overview of the components comprising a business plan. Developing a business plan is often the most important step in starting a new business. Business planning allows you to get a realistic appraisal of the potential viability of a new business prior to deciding to launch. The business plan can be invaluable in terms of gathering financing for your business and as a management and marketing guide.
Cost: Free – waived as a result of SBA funding support from the Jobs Act
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Techcelerator/Murata Business Center, 453 Lincoln Street, Carlisle, PA
Presented by: Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center
Contact Info: (717) 477-1935 or sbdc@ship.edu