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Entrepreneurship Week Thursday Events

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Student Entrepreneur Panel - Academic Forum - Room 200 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Undergrads and Alumni share their business experiences. 

First Steps to Starting a Business facilitated by Ernie Post, Executive Director of Kutztown SBDC. Room 250 in McFarland Student Union Building; Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    (Registration Required)

Facilitated by Dr. Ernie Post, attendees will learn how to build unique lifestyle requirements involved in owning a business, how to assess the feasibility of their business idea, learn the differences between business organization structures, how to develop a business plan and how to obtain financing and the necessary applications and licenses needed to start their company.  

Ernie Post has been director of Kutztown University's Small Business Development Center since 1988. Under his leadership, the center was recognized in 2007 and 2008 by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an SBDC center of excellence for innovation and quality. In 2007, Post helped launch the Latino Business Resource Center. Today the SBDC serves as a National Best Practice Site for the Small Business Development Center national network. More recently, the center has been recognized for its leadership with its cooperative effort with the Berks County Community Foundation to launch a brick-and-mortar incubator for business startups in Reading. Dr. Post received his master's degree in business and a doctorate in education from Pennsylvania State University.

Social Media & Ecommerce Workshop facilitated by TBD.  Several local business panelists. Room 250 in McFarland Student Union Building 6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Registration required)

This workshop will be facilitated by Small Business Development Center Graduate Assistants.  Attendees will learn the impact Social Media has on their business and which platforms they should be utilizing for success.