Lehigh University
Small Business Development Center
Helping Businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper


Posted on 12/21/10

Have you dreamed of being your own boss for many years, but don't know where to start? Do you ask questions like "How do I turn my idea into a successful business?" "What kind of forms and licenses do I need?" "Where can I find financing?" "Where is the best place to open my business?" "How do I prepare a business plan?" Attending the "First Step" will start you down the path to successful business ownership!

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At these SBDC workshops, hosted on January 6th, March 15th, and May 12th, you will learn about:

  • What unique lifestyle requirements are involved in owning a business
  • Differences between business organization structures
  • How to develop a business plan
  • How to obtain financing
  • How to market your product or service
  • The applications and licenses needed to start your company
  • How to conduct research on your industry, market and competition
  • Regulations governing a business
  • Other resources that you can use to help you plan and succeed
  • And more!

Pre-registration is suggested.   Cost $15.00 (free to veterans).  Visit the 'seminar' page of this website for more information or call the SBDC at 610-758-3980 to register.

Sponsors of the First Step Include:

  • First Commonwealth Federal
  • Credit Union
  • ESSA Bank & Trust
  • Firstrust Bank
  • National Penn Bank
  • Lafayette Ambassador Bank
  • M & T Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Wachovia

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