Location:          

Northampton Community College’s Fowler Family Southside Center

511 East Third Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015 – ROOM 605

This day of FREE events features resources for current small business owner and those who aspire to own their own small business. Additional information will be provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

FIRST STEP – DETERMINING AND STARTING YOUR BUSINESS

Time:    9:45 AM to 11:00 AM

Is this business a good choice for me and how do I begin?

Presenter: Mary Beth Zingone, SBDC Start-up Consultant

  

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING OPTIONS

Time:    11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Launching or expanding your new business and have questions about access to capital? This session will cover financing options, from traditional debt and equity sources, to alternates that include state/local/community loan programs, micro loans, and various online funding platforms.

Presenter:  Robert Mineo, SBDC Financing Assistance Program Director

 

TARGETING THE WORLD’S LARGEST BUYER

Time:    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Did you know the United States government is the largest buyer of goods and services on the planet, to the tune of almost $430 billion in FY 2015? Learn how your small business can leverage selling to governments as a growth strategy!

Presenter:  Brett Smith, SBDC Government Marketing Program Consultant

 

GROWING YOUR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Time:    2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

Discover the tools for global competitiveness to expand your business’ markets outside the U.S.

Presenter:  Brent Smith, SBDC Consultant

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

For more information please contact Makala Ashmar in Congressman Dent’s Lehigh Valley district office at 610-770-3490 or charliedentevents@mail.house.gov