Canceled: Kutztown University SBDC to hold Meet and Greet Expo March 18

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This event has been canceled.

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Since 1993, the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (KUSBDC) has managed a long history of successful entrepreneurial development programs and has grown to be recognized as a leader in the country for innovation, high-quality service and outreach to underserved populations. The KUSBDC invites the public to join it as it welcomes clients, students and staff of the organization to celebrate the fourth annual America's SBDC Day from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 18, in the Georgian Room in Old Main at Kutztown University.

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For 40 years, the America's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has helped aspiring and emerging small-business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship. To celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year, America's SBDCs from around the country come together for one special day, March 18, to celebrate their work, impact and most importantly their clients – America's small businesses.

SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide. We ask you to join KUSBDC as it celebrates the day with clients, the Kutztown University community, small business administration officials, Department of Community and Economic Development staff, as well as the recognizable Kutztown small businesses and KU students. Light refreshments and network opportunities are available, as this time is meant to celebrate the entrepreneurial development and impact on the nation.

With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. In 2018, America's SBDC clients experienced annual sales growth of 17.7%, almost 4.5 times more than the national average. SBDC assistance resulted in 99,194 jobs created; $7 billion in sales growth; $5.6 billion in capital investments; and 16,499 new businesses started.

After the meet and greet event, please join us and the Kutztown University College of Business during Entrepreneurship Week at two of our seminars in 116 McFarland Student Union. The first one is Search Engine Optimization 101, 1-2 p.m., and the second is Email Marketing Quick Start, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If small-business owners cannot attend our celebration, but would like to show their small business support please tag us at #KUSBDCDAY and join us at our future events at https://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events?centerid=13.

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About America’s SBDC Program: America's SBDC (Small Business Development Center) Network is a partnership uniting private enterprise, government, higher education and local nonprofit economic development organizations. It is the Small Business Administration's largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. Learn more at www.americassbdc.org.

About Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Pennsylvania SBDC network is the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high-quality one-on-one consulting, training, and information resources to empower new and existing businesses. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, individualized sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities and much more. The SBDC program is a public/private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and 16 universities and colleges across the Commonwealth. For more information on the Pennsylvania SBDC services and impact, please visit www.pasbdc.org.

The Kutztown University SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business in Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties. From helping aspiring entrepreneurs turn ideas into businesses, to helping small firms expand, to providing the information every business person needs to make critical decisions, the SBDC is the resource entrepreneurs in all industry sectors can turn to for help - help that can make the difference between success and failure.